KevinTV is getting a facelift in 2013. Maybe that’s not the right term. Maybe ‘focus’ is better. I’ve long debated how to focus content delivery, approach, etc, and have settled on a model to commit to for a while. The broad strokes of it are simple, borrowed from conventional programming: kevinTV will be the ‘channel’, and produce a variety of ‘programs’. Great, stuffy words from the past that, but you get the idea. My hope is that rather than a seasonal but otherwise all over the map set of videos of various formats and approaches, I’ll be able to pursue some discrete content routes. I had long thought I’d have to do this OR that approach, and this take is going to allow me to do this AND that, without feeling like I’m spray hitting.
Not that it matters tremendously, but KevinTV is now a project of Story Chaser Productions Inc., which I suspect is going to quickly allow me to explore some really cool corners of the food world that would otherwise be difficult to reach. It already is.
This will be my primary focus. Me doing my usual thing, really, but in a more consistent format and more flushed out approach. It’ll explore regional and seasonal ingredients both in the field, and by doing a couple preparations with the ingredient outdoors. More in-depth, and more content in general than what I’ve been doing. Looking to get about 20 of these under 2013′s belt, and one of the books in the works will be about these ingredients and their recipes. I dearly love this project. So much fun.
Something new-to-me is a series called ‘1867‘, which will explore various corners of the Canadian regional food scene. We’ll be doing a series of episodes about seasonal ingredients, producers, chefs, and food happenings – not vastly different than what I’ve been doing in the past, except for the ‘taking it on the road’ [or airplane] part. Still in preproduction on this one, which means lots of really fun research, reaching out to new cool folks in the broader food scene, and scoping out flights. Shooting starts in April.
To add to the mix, I’ll be producing a number of videos for LACTUCA and Shovel & Fork through the year, which will essentially each be their own self-contained ‘series’. I’m suspecting that’s enough to bite off for one year, so for now, these will be the boundaries of kevinTV’s world – but I suspect this will evolve, just as it already has to this point. Stay tuned.