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This has been bouncing around in my head for a while.
Usually when I think I have a good idea, it already exists.
But I've been googling, and have't found it yet.
I imagine a wiki style website were DIYers, web gurus,
digital artists, ect come together to create the ultimate
video DIY resource.
Similar to WikiHow, only it would be
dedicated to instructional videos.
I really find YouTube videos helpful when tackling a
project. But it's often the case that people making how-to
videos are good at the project at hand, but maybe not
really good at video editing, or even narrating what is
Here's how I see the website working.
A page would be created for a specific instruction/repair
manual. People could upload the raw video files of
themselves making or fixing something.
Others could cut, and edit the videos to make a
Maybe others would be able to add annotations, narration,
supplementary booklets, ect.
I think the quality of a community driven video resource
would far surpass anything an individual can make.
Maybe the logistics of having a wiki style video isn't
possible? I sure do think it would be neat. You could have
interactive markers on the timeline that indicate when and
what kind of changes were made to the video.
I have no plans to make this a reality, I was just throwing
the idea out there in the hopes that someone with the
proper know-how could.
||Welcome to the Halfbakery, [andrewroth].
||The first thing that came to my mind is Rule 34.
||I had to google Rule 34 but after doing so I admit this came to my mind too.
||I am also thinking of that video re-edit where the guy reviewing a burger from 5 guys becomes a soulful R&B song. Pretty much all the instructional videos should either get the Rule 34 treatment, R&Bization, or both.