I’m getting into this do-it-yourself video age, as you can see on the Messenger website and my blog. I started playing with video when we were in New Zealand last year. I took some videos with my little Canon point-and-shoot camera and edited them with iMovie on my laptop. I put sound tracks on them and credits and little effects here and there, and the result was pretty good.
I’m convinced that the media world is undergoing rapid changes, and we in the newspaper business need to stay on top of it, so we’re starting to play around with video in the hopes that “Messenger TV” will supplement our traditional newspaper. I think it’s all about making it entertaining, not taking ourselves too seriously, but offering another kind of perspective on our area.
Hopefully you’ll come along for the ride, and maybe you’ll see yourself on Messenger TV one of these days.