thanks everyone! you're right there!
i've scheduled a meeting in the production room with people who are
interested in making the show to discuss the details(see below). with
everyone's responces so far i don't think it's quite possible to even
meet for a production discussion. i've canceled the show time(production
meeting) for tomorrow due to the lack of people . however i'll be there
as far as editing - it should be a 'live' show as previosly
mentioned(that's where a good show host will be in need). if anyone
wants to spent hours editing footage it would not be me.
ps al, mattew thank you for your desire to participate in the project. i
greatly appreciate your responce.
Since my job is in the TV field, I have been watching this thread.
Before you can even look at a studio, there are several things that need
to be acomplished. The Producer (someone has to take the reins and make
decisions, studio reservations, find crew, etc.) needs to set up some
production meetings and decide how the show will be formatted (is it a
series of shows, is it a one time show, talking heads show, magazine
type, etc.). Then, a script has to be written. What will happen when,
what needs to be edited, how long the final production will be, etc.
Then a crew has to be chosen: director, camera operators, editors, etc.
Then studio time, if needed, could be reserved. If someone has a digital
video camera, I believe there is some editing software out there that
runs on Linux.
Doug, you are right, but your numbers are off a tad; for every second of
finished video, approx. 1 minute of post production are required.
Pre-production time is even more than that, sometimes. Don't let the
numbers scare you...it's still quite do-able, just remember, a good
product takes some time and work.
On Sat, 2003-10-18 at 20:08, doug waud wrote:
I have been lurking and on the horns of a dilema. The above comments got
me off the fence. (On re-reading, that is an atrocious mixed metaphor
--- natural talent!) :-)
Then general idea of proseletizing strikes me as reasonable. However, I
think it is a good idea to do as good a job as possible. Although I
admit to little direct experience with such exercises, my impression is
that they should not be lightly undertaken. In particular, I gather it
takes about ten hours preparation for one hour of finished product (and
that ratio is probabley optimistic). You have to identify your audience,
identify, rank and organize what topics should be covered, decide on how
best to utilize the time, write some sort of at least a detailed
outline, if not a full script, try dry run(s). etc.
So far, all I see is the idea that a group of well-meaning people are
supposed to show up and "wing it". Sounds like a disaster waiting to
happen. The discussion at the end of the last WLUG meeting demonstrated
little more that that there were about as many views as to how to
proceed as there were people in the discussion. Lots of chiefs, no
Now I readily confess that I am very good at spotting the negative side
of just about anything. :-) (On a plane ride from Florida to
Philadelphia, I once convinved a pharmacological colleague that an idea
he was exploring made no sense at all. Years later, when Julie Axelrod
got the Nobel prize for that general concept, I had one of those "oh
shit" moments. Fortunately for me, the guy from Philadelphia, it turned
out, had dropped the issue, but not on the basis of my comments.)
The other horn of my dilema, is that I would like to help, but don't
want to appear and just be a wet blanket.
Since the "event" is right here is Shrewsbury, I'll probably show up
(since I can at least function as a "gofer", pull out power cords and
the like) but try to maintain a low profile.
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From: Yury I Vashugin <vashugins(a)juno.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 12:55:39 -0400
Subject: Fw: RE: show
since we talked about producing an educational show about linux and
putting it 'in-the-air' at the last wlug meeting and i saw a very
enthusiastic response so i've reserved the studio for oct.21(see below).
there's a problem with a converter but i'm sure we can find a laptop with
a video output.
for the show we need two cameramen(anyone can do that; very simple duties
and can be learned within 3-5 min), a show host and guests.
please, bring any suggestions or/and recommendations. thanks.
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From: Marc Serra <mserra(a)ci.shrewsbury.ma.us>
To: 'Yury I Vashugin' <vashugins(a)juno.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 13:42:56 -0400
Subject: RE: show
Does anybody in the group have access to a scan converter or can you use
computer with a video card output? Since we spoke about it, our last scan
converter was put into service to be used on one of our channel's for our
bulletin board. For you to use it, we would have to take a channel off
air. I know that a lot of laptops have video out.
From: Yury I Vashugin [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, October 10, 2003 11:48 AM
can i reserve the studio for half-an-hour show on tuesday, october 21 at
6:30 (actually it will not be a show; just a preliminary stuff- what
light, what background, what settings we want for 'linux show', to try a
scanner converter etc)?