The idea is to have a series of 1 to 5 minute screencasts professionally produced. These screencasts would make up a complete "track/series" for example the "Plone Theming Series" or the "Plone Developer Fundamentals Series" or "Administering Plone".
How would it be funded?
We'd need to determine the real production cost and pay someone to develop the screencasts. The funding would come from donations from the community.
How would it be done?
- Screencast sprints to develop script outlines
- One or two individuals to "flesh out" the scripts and storyboards.
- Professional implementation for the screencasts themselves
- Voicing by professionals, possibly comissioned via voices.com or a similar service
Usually I sit on my ponderings for a much longer period. I try to refine them and then, when I think they are well formed, I articulate the near complete idea.
This time I think it is worth following the "release early, release often" approach.
We already have the medium for deploying the content in Plone.tv.