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by douglas.a.hatch-p40
Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: FamilySearch Family Tree Application
Topic: FamilySearch in Plain English
Replies: 4
Views: 3694

FamilySearch Video

It's been a long time coming, but I finally got around to making a video for FamilySearch. They wanted something aimed at a younger audience (20-30yrs old) which might get them interested in getting started with family history work. This was kind of a departure from my original idea, which was to ma...
by douglas.a.hatch-p40
Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Book of Mormon Video - How to get viewers?
Replies: 11
Views: 3123

HintonBR wrote:Try Twitter - there is a pretty good community there (use #lds in your messages)
Thanks! I hadn't thought about using Twitter. I'll give it a shot.
by douglas.a.hatch-p40
Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Book of Mormon Video - How to get viewers?
Replies: 11
Views: 3123

I think they're good, but I'm not the target audience. Actually Russell, you're part of the target audience. :-) By design, I tried to make these videos very "informational" as opposed to "preachy." I wanted members to feel comfortable posting these to blogs, social networking s...
by douglas.a.hatch-p40
Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Book of Mormon Video - How to get viewers?
Replies: 11
Views: 3123

Book of Mormon Video - How to get viewers?

Just released another video on the MormonsMadeSimple.com site called 'The Book of Mormon - made simple.' I'm trying to figure out how to get eyeballs for these videos. Does anyone have any suggestions? On another note, do people think these videos are generally helpful. Each one takes between 25-35 ...
by douglas.a.hatch-p40
Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: Classic Ward & Stake Sites (LUWS)
Topic: Mormon Messages Site Refused as A Resource on LUWS
Replies: 35
Views: 7343

True. But I found that if I click on the video while it's playing (perhaps too impatient with a slow start), I'm taken from your site to YouTube with the same video - with all the issues previously discussed. Bummer. I just noticed that. And unfortunately there's no way to disable the redirect. Doe...
by douglas.a.hatch-p40
Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Classic Ward & Stake Sites (LUWS)
Topic: Mormon Messages Site Refused as A Resource on LUWS
Replies: 35
Views: 7343

That's not entirely true. Once a video has finished playing, YouTube will display a list of related videos, all of which are accessible from within the embedded window. So you're no safer with the embedded video than you are directly on the site. Actually, you can tweak the embed code (showinfo=0) ...
by douglas.a.hatch-p40
Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: MormonsMadeSimple.com
Replies: 11
Views: 2777

Yikes, I realized my error with 'Gospel Doctrine' after publishing the video. Guess that little error will stay. People should get the idea though, regardless of the actual name of the class.
by douglas.a.hatch-p40
Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: MormonsMadeSimple.com
Replies: 11
Views: 2777

To keep things simple, I didn't mention any corner cases, like where the deacons sit to pass the sacrament, etc. Don't want to scare people with too many uncertainties.
by douglas.a.hatch-p40
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: MormonsMadeSimple.com
Replies: 11
Views: 2777

Thanks for the feedback

I'll be releasing another video on the book of mormon within the week. I hope to eventually produce a dozen or so of these type videos. Each takes about 25 hours.

Any other comments about the direction I'm taking with this site are appreciated (e.g. pitfalls, suggestions, advice).

Thanks!
- Doug
by douglas.a.hatch-p40
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: MormonsMadeSimple.com
Replies: 11
Views: 2777

MormonsMadeSimple.com

Hi all, I just built a website called MormonsMadeSimple.com which I'll be using to showcase simple, explanatory videos on Mormon beliefs. I've produced 1 video and have plans to produce more soon. I'd love to get some feedback on any of the following: 1. Functionality or design of the website. 2. Wh...

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