Today, I have an announcement to share about 2019 for Coaster to Coaster.
Currently, I am working on the plan for content for this year. While there will be many familiarities from 2017 and 2018, there will be some changes.
I will be outlining those changes in this post, and providing the opportunity for people to lend feedback.
The things that will be changing this year include the following, based on the changes determined this year:
- Changes in frequency of content
- Changes in distribution of content
- Changes in type of content
- Changes in presentation for content
- Changes in quality of content
What Does This Mean?
Evident by the list of things mentioned prior, it is obvious things are changing.
But… while people see what is changing, they need to understand the outcome and the “why” of the change. This is important to the success of Coaster to Coaster.
I have decided that while content needs to be produced regularly, I would like to start producing different type of content. For example, Park History, on my blog. Additionally, Abandoned Amusement Parks on my YouTube channel.
These series, while planning is in the making, and details have been set: There was one roadblock.
This type of content would take long to produce. For the blog post, it would take around 4 hours to completely research, plan, write, edit, and apply finishing touches.
Especially speaking for the YouTube series, it would take approximately 5 hours just to plan and research. These will include different presentation styles, making filming take longer. Furthermore, editing would take 30-40 hours for these videos, because of the high production value.
What does this mean? It means that this content would require extensive hard work. The blog will not really be affected at all. But the YouTube channel, will have a big effect.
The effect will affect the focus of the content, and will shift things.
Here is how three weeks will look on the YouTube channel in 2019:
All videos below are just examples, and may or may not be used for actual content.
Tuesday: Cedar Point 2018 Cinematic Footage
Wednesday: Weekly Wednesday Livestream
Saturday: Kings Island History
Wednesday: Weekly Wednesday Livestream
Friday: Kings Island 2018 Footage
Saturday: Kings Island 2018 Tips
Wednesday: Cedar Point Vlog
Saturday: 50 Things to Do at Kings Island’s Halloween Haunt
So, for details, uploads will be around 2-3 videos per week. But, that includes livestreams.
Larger production videos like Abandoned Amusement Park, Things to Do, and Park History, as well as Remembering a Roller Coaster will take around 1 week to fully produce. These videos will be extremely high quality which is why they will take so long.
Smaller production videos like footage, vlogs, reviews, as well as tips will take around 1 day to produce. These videos will still have high quality but they will take a shorter amount of time.
The presentation style will have some major changes for 2019. I would like to try and keep it consistent.
Example: In 2018, some reviews would be recorded and some would be filmed. That does not provide familiarity to the series.
Vlogs: Filmed, of course
Abandoned Amusement Parks: Combination of filming and recording
Merchandise Series: Filmed
Things to Do: Combination of filming and recording
Park History: Filmed
Remembering a Roller Coaster: Recorded
Some special exceptions or changes may be made, but I would like the quality of the videos to drastically change.
In 2017, the editing needed some work. Filming, wasn’t the best. In 2018, the editing is much smoother and better. The filming needs some work to make the video better.
In 2019, the goal is to spend more time planning to ensure filming is a smooth process and will cause the best outcome for the video.
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