Former Pleasant Prairie village trustee Alex Tiahnybok made good on his promise to start recording village board meetings.
Alex came to tonight's board meeting with a video camera and tripod which he placed at the side of the room. He plans to put the recordings on You Tube at http://youtube.com/PleasantPrairieWI.
I'm eager to watch the first recording if only to see which is right:
a. Alex;s claim that you can successfully record and broadcast a meeting with a single camera in the room.
b. Others who say that if meetings are going to be recorded and broadcast they should be done right with high quality video and audio.
Perhaps both are correct. My take is that Leno and Letterman have nothing to fear as there won't likely be a deluge of viewers flocking to watch the village board on You Tube.
Nonetheless, it'll be interesting to see how well Alex's initial foray into the world of citizen journalism turns out. If recording and broadcasting meetings has merit, then perhaps some mechanism can be found to do so with higher quality and at minimal cost.