I guess the big thing for me is that I am very open to working with people where if they do 100 units of work by themselves, then can earn 100 units of money. But if they do 100 units of work, and work with me, then I put in 1 unit of work and then they get 200 units of money and I get 200 units of money.
So, when you ask me what, exactly, to do - that's where I see that this would end up with you putting in 100 units and i would have to put in much more than 1 unit.
The great thing with bart is that I sent him a a pile of stuff and he sent me back something that looked very awesome on the first pass. He had put in, say 400 units of work. I then put in 2 units of work and I was happy with the result.
With the WDG project, I put in even less work and got an even better product back.
I am in the middle of working on about 80 projects simultaneously. All in the name of moving permaculture stuff forward. Some are small and trivial, some are rather epic.
I am sitting on the raw footage for a lot of projects. It would be great to have another pseudo-bart: somebody that would take a gob of footage and turn it into awesome without guidance from me. They are familiar with my podcasts, videos and articles and they are full to the brim of creativity to make awesomeness in the permaculture worth with my stink all over it.
Bart was handed this footage and in two days he sent me this and I put it up:
All I had to do was stand in the room and babble. Then upload it to my youtube channel. Bart was paid $0.00.
So here's the thing: suppose you took a bunch of glop, added some art sauce, some bounce, some giggle and then a big dose of goofy .... and you had a pretty good sellable thing on your hands. And then came to me and I said "Wow! That looks really great! I wish to market the fuck out of it!" ---- now we're talking.
But I am guessing that you need to work with a bart. A bart would bring the art sauce, the bounce, the giggle and the big dose of goofy and would tell you what to do. And then bart would come to me for raw video, and/or voiceover, and/or stand in front of an audience and/or marketing.
If it is just me and you, then it seems that I need to do all of my stuff plus all of barts stuff, with the exception of the bit of basic editing. But I think I can do basic editing faster than I can tell you what I want edited.
I can think of 20 video projects right now that I would hand to bart and we would dance. And with each project things would get to be better and better.
I sent bart the footage of the rocket mass heater event in 2012. In two days working part time, he sent me the kickstarter vid:
The final version isn't all that different from what he originally sent me.
I am riddled to the gills with ideas of stuff that you can do to make big coin. But it seems like for every 100 units of work you do, it will take 100 units of work from me too. So then I am limiting this to something where what can we do together that has that awesome 100 to 1 ratio?
I have about ten times more to say about this, but I promised Jocelyn a full day in town today and she is standing here waiting for me now.
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Adrien Lapointe wrote:So the question it is possible to detect a bart from an anti-bart before spending too many units of work.
I know that for Java developers you had a list of questions that you would ask during an interview. Could there be such a list or a sort of test that the potential bart could go through before you commit?
paul wheaton wrote:
I think for video editors, a portfolio would be good. Followed by a sample project.
In the world of java dev stuff: *I* was an expert. So I had a system. For what I am proposing here, I am suggesting that I am looking for experts of fields in which I am not an expert.