I pulled the two autostart videos, and will repost them. I'm sure there's a "Turn Off Autostart" switch somewhere, except that I couldn't find it. SORRY!
Eventually, the videos will live on the DOWNRANGE.tv site, which is now just a placeholder and some links. The idea is that we'll be doing original videos, original content, giveaways and all sorts of neat stuff on DOWN RANGE...all I need is a little time and a clone to finish up! I also want to make sure the site has a place for your videos, as long as those videos don't involve an unsmiling Shetland pony (quick...that's a famous literary reference! What author???).
BTW, we'll be doing the first live web event on DOWN RANGE for the U.S. National Steel Challenge Championships in Florida over the Ides of March, courtesy of our sponsor SIGARMS. Essentially, we'll be posting directly to the DOWN RANGE site as the match progresses.
I absolutely love doing SHOOTING GALLERY and COWBOYS, but there's so much more cool stuff that we don't have time to get on the air...hence DOWN RANGE. Think of it as a gun magazine for the 21st Century!
The hardest thing, incidentally, is learning to properly use the new tools...remember that old saw, "When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail" ? Or my viariant of same, "When you have a PR-21 baton, everything looks like a kneecap?" What I'm trying to get beyond is both the blogger's paradigm, which is based on text, and a broadcaster's paradigm, which is the creation of a production. Strangely enough, we need to start treating video cameras like the YouTube kids, as a device for taking notes...