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#1 jamie

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:10 PM

The idea is to do a podcast. I like podcasts, and they are easy to make. I'll be the 'host' guy, and there will be contributions from anyone who wants to contribute and has the slightest, even the slightest, amount of communicative ability. Flap those jaws. Go ahead. Sound coming out? You might be qualified.

 

It'll be a variety kind of thing with a few different segments. Right now I am not putting too many restrictions on it, I'll make a first episode, decide what worked and what didn't, and consider any response it gets.

 

So this topic is to see who will contribute and what you can contribute. If you have a specific idea for an audio segments - comedy, or something - then go ahead and submit that to me and it might go in if it isn't boring or terrible sound quality. There's no point in just putting everything in if some of the submissions aren't any fun or interesting to listen to, so if you do want to do something like that then it'll probably need at least a little effort put into it i.e. write down what you're gonna say roughly beforehand, or do some editing work before you send it over.

 

Otherwise, if you are comfortable with the idea of a live skype call which I'll be a part of and help direct the conversation a bit, then we can do that. You can also do this with different participants and send it to me and it might go in. I think a good proportion of live back and forth is important in terms of making this feel alive - not just a series of monologues, although like I said with the requisite amount of effort and creativity put into it they can be great.

 

This is a preliminary topic. I'm going to make this, and how fast it gets done depends on the amount of submissions. If I have to end up doing 90% of the first episode, so be it. If it is good and people see a result I'm sure submissions would become more plentiful. I'm doing this for fun right now, just because I like to make things. This is also a very good idea for core community content if this place was ever to start growing again.

 

So say whatever you want about the idea or ask questions. Also if you can help out, post here or pm me if you'd rather. I'll update when I'm actively working on the first episode.



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:15 PM

I'm not familiar with podcasts but i like this idea if you are willin to front run it.  Are you looking for talking about things etc?  or like music creations from members,  comedy bits?  or both/more?   Either way I'm interested, and I'm sure others would be, especially if this is a regular thing



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:19 PM

Variety show. The weight of what kind of content will be figured out as a few episodes get made. In the first episode i'm imagining like 25% comedy skits by me, 50% discussion with 2 or more participants about a chosen topic which can be as funny or as serious as it needs to be, 15% music of some kind, yes possibly from members, and 10% ??chaos??

 

Most podcasts I listen to just go for a straight conversation between people about a chosen topic. I think there is potential to do a bit more with the format than that, but if that turns out to not be the case then I'll be fine with transitioning into just conversations. The first few episodes will be experimental and primarily about having fun, getting some attention and figuring out what this is exactly. I think I'll be able to do a good job taking the head of it.



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:24 PM

I can flap my jaw and have home studio set up if that helps.


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:34 PM

This sounds like a great idea, I sometimes much prefer to listen to a podcast than actual music. If this takes off, it just might become my walking to work entertainment.

 

 

What sort of topics are you thinking about incorporating?
 

Most podcasts last about an hour each, are you going to follow this trend?

 

Simple things like sound effects can help make a podcast a lot more fun to listen too, maybe you can grab a few from some of our own members.


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:55 PM

if you are interested in this, even if you don't intend to contribute, just post to say so. the more interest it appears to get the more likely it will happen. if this ends up with like 4 replies and falls off the top of the forum...i just feel like this needs some minimal boost of enthusiasm to get started.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:41 AM

This is a great idea. I'm a big fan of audio broadcasts, particularly random amateur college stations I come across. I know much of this community is outspoken on certain topics, and would be very interested in hearing anyone willing to speak on air. I really enjoy your youtube bits as well, and think it would be no great leap to take your skits to this medium. Do make this happen!


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:15 AM

I would definitely be interested in this, I would totally listen to it.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:30 AM

I have a headset with which to communicate with far-away people, but I don't know about anything else

 

generally thumbs up on podcasts & podcasting

 

I'd listen to people talk about one or two weird game worlds in pretty fine detail for like.. 40 minutes. this is presently a goofcast? for goofing and talking and thinking other people wanna listen to my ramblings about nothing? (goofing is different, everyone loves a good goof.) if so, I may be in that state of mind sometime, but it's really hard to foresee



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:55 AM

I want to start doing things like this. It sounds fun.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:43 AM

Would love to be part of this.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

I'd love to listen and help. I have some omnidirectional mics left from film school and a USB interface for them, so all I'd need is a stand.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:53 PM

i like goofcasts!! *everybody looks hella excit-* i hate my voice!! it'd destroy the bonzi ape!! *GROAANN everybody looks hella angry!!* i wonder if you can connect zoom h4v into comp & use it as a microphone? i doubt it, spit, shit...



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:40 PM

yeah i'm totally interested in this and would love to get my foot into some discussions or conversations or whatever!



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:46 PM

a whole rack of thumbs-up from over here

i am an idea vacuum & don't like my own voice much so i am unlikely to be in on this straight away but...

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:17 PM

take names boss lots apeople want in



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:02 PM

I like podcasts

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#18 esiann

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:48 PM

bonzi, we all love you no matter what your voice sounds like

(denzquix too)

hearing folks talk is like my favorite thing, it really solidifies my image of the person (giving voice to posts) and helps me understand their syntax/tones a lot better

 

However. In Ventrilo, there's a text-to-speech translator that's really, really slow & would be sort of a pain. There are other free TTS programs you could use, and there's also this, which boasts a built-in regular person-to-little folk setting. As far as I can tell it just adjusts the pitch, and may only do that within the presets (lady->guy, guy->lady, miggit). (Upgrade to the full version for timbre!)



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:49 PM

bonzi is exactly the same as his posts irl by the way


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:08 PM

I think these should stay under an hour, btw, ideally around 30-40 minutes. Or at least release them in standalone parts that length. Not as a rule, necessarily, but if we're just goofing based on one prompt, make sure those segments don't go too long without a laff. We'll settle on the minimum laffs/min at a later date.. its probably like... two.. and after two minutes pass without meeting that quota, chat participants will be jettisoned one by one until someone comes up with something solid, at which point the remainder can continue with their free-form riffs, taking care to maintain that all-important, natural, casual atmosphere






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