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Author Topic: What is your prefered length for an episode of Hailing Frequency?  (Read 2687 times)

Offline Kinneas

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Re: What is your prefered length for an episode of Hailing Frequency?
« Reply #10 on: 30 January 2008 10:57 AM »
What is that supposed to mean?

You don't know who I am?


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Re: What is your prefered length for an episode of Hailing Frequency?
« Reply #11 on: 30 January 2008 01:15 PM »
What is that supposed to mean?

You don't know who I am?


Lol he is just messin kinn, he was doin it to me earlier in the thread, chill out man : nk4


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Re: What is your prefered length for an episode of Hailing Frequency?
« Reply #12 on: 30 January 2008 04:40 PM »
I voted for Variable.  Because this is a podcast and standard broadcasting rules doesn't apply, I think it would be best to stick with variable time slots.  I would assume that stories don't jump out at you everytime so some of you would have to go out there to look for them.  Which is the reason I started to post "DS9FX Xtended" in different places.

But if you want to give it a try, go for 43 minutes.  A lot of 1 hours shows have about a 40-45 minute episode in which the remainer is used for advertisements.  But each segment is usually variable in length anyway or even split amongst segments to accomodate the commercials.  Would be interesting to see your show as a standard.

I've only watched one episode so far and I must say I'm impressed with the content and display of information.  You guys must spend a lot of time on messengers. lol  Good job. :D

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Re: What is your prefered length for an episode of Hailing Frequency?
« Reply #13 on: 30 January 2008 08:38 PM »
tooooooooooooooooooo much time


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Re: What is your prefered length for an episode of Hailing Frequency?
« Reply #14 on: 03 February 2008 02:11 PM »
tooooooooooooooooooo much time

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Re: What is your prefered length for an episode of Hailing Frequency?
« Reply #15 on: 03 February 2008 09:24 PM »
In general, most podcasts that I have heard could use a lot of trimming.  I have recently been listening to the PC Gamer, 1UP Yours, and Games for Windows podcasts (all gaming podcasts).  While the interactions amongst the presenters can be funny and interesting, a good bit of it is conversations that just spin out of control while the actual gaming news and info is given short shrift.  I'd venture to say that Argus Array suffers from this as well.  We become mere voyeurs for a somewhat structured conversation amongst friends.  While that can be interesting, it gets a bit tedious.  Most of those above podcast are clocking in at well over 1 hour and more like an hour and a half.  For me I am half listening to these podcasts on weekends and have to rewind a bit when there is an actual something that I want to hear.

The HF podcast does not suffer from this verbal diarrhea and in most aspects it is very trim and on point, but a little stiff.  If I could ask one thing of most people that do amateur broadcasts, it would be to slow down.  It's been awhile since I have heard a network newscast but it is my impression that the style in those instances is to speak as clearly as is possible and at a deliberate pace.  The HF gaming news can be a bit of a verbal sprint.  My suggestion would be to cover the highlights and direct people to the websites and I know that this is most of what you do do, but often it can sound a bit rushed.  Same for mod weekly.  There is often a lot of cover and little time to do it in.  So hit the highlights, find the compelling bits, talk about those and move on.  So just slow down, speak clearly and I think things will work themselves out in the editing process.

For me and this is just me, since I am checking in at a number of differing Star Trek gaming sites throughout the week, the news can seem dated, however I have certainly been clued into things of which I was unaware and that was very valuable.  So I think within the context of who your audience is likely to be (people who are so engaged in Star Trek gaming as to actually seek out a podcast about it), much of what is said in the news is already known to them, so this is yet another reason to hit the highlights as you may be merely reviewing what is already known by many listening.  Within the span of one hour, you can't really touch on anything in depth unless you take the whole hour or half hour for an interview or some such.  So at best, I think what you should be trying to do is provide some interesting, snappy content that reviews the on-goings in Star Trek gaming.  Unfortunately, I'd say with such a limited amount of time, style matters more than oodles of content as the real content is on other web pages or forums or what not if people want to know the details.  This is my perception of the way people consume such podcasts about Star Trek gaming and mods, but I could certainly be wrong.


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Re: What is your prefered length for an episode of Hailing Frequency?
« Reply #16 on: 05 February 2008 10:28 AM »
no I disagree. I can only speak for myself but I don't have the time to always check all boards about trek games regularly and HF does offer some nice insights about certain development that I would otherwise have missed. I think that's what's important about the broadcast too besides his obvious talented entertainment show done by the crew. Only giving headlines without talking a little about the subject would mean a loss to me.

but I can understand kinn. If he says it's too much work to do original and not-too-often-repeating artwork for each broadcast then I'm fine with that. Maybe one can make the audio-only version a little longer while the video version only covers the hot-spots of the broadcast that interests most of the listeners crowd.

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Re: What is your prefered length for an episode of Hailing Frequency?
« Reply #17 on: 07 February 2008 05:10 PM »
no I disagree. I can only speak for myself but I don't have the time to always check all boards about trek games regularly and HF does offer some nice insights about certain development that I would otherwise have missed. I think that's what's important about the broadcast too besides his obvious talented entertainment show done by the crew. Only giving headlines without talking a little about the subject would mean a loss to me.

but I can understand kinn. If he says it's too much work to do original and not-too-often-repeating artwork for each broadcast then I'm fine with that. Maybe one can make the audio-only version a little longer while the video version only covers the hot-spots of the broadcast that interests most of the listeners crowd.

Thats an interesting idea right there and could be worth pursuing. What do you think kinn?

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Re: What is your prefered length for an episode of Hailing Frequency?
« Reply #18 on: 09 February 2008 04:03 AM »
Ummm

Hmmmm

:: Has a flashback :              Zach: "I do not want the audio shows and video shows to be different."

: points to the flashback :

 :gorn1:  Sorry.  I know you hate it when I do that.

I said I would go along with whatever the majority of listeners feel...and that I would be cool with it either way. 

Statistically speaking, just 25 people represents the whole pretty well. 
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thanks

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