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Old 03-09-2009, 10:41 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by GTA:SWcity View Post
I don't know if I necessarily qualify as professional in a DJ sense, and I am probably amateur at best for directing (highschool AV producitons)...However, it seemed like the format was a bit aimless. Like you were trying to make it like a radio talkshow usually on in the mornings on rock/metal stations except...even there you seem to all speak over each other.
It's a bit different from radio talk shows because we're not all in the same room when the recording is going on. Radio shows seem more streamlined with regards to people talking, but that's because they can give each other visual cues as to when they're able to talk. In a podcast, this isn't exactly possible, especially since all our participants live across the globe. It's something we're working on and we hope with time we'll get better at it.

Originally Posted by GTA:SWcity
Do you follow an agenda for the show--a structure? I realize that is hard to do in an absolute sense... just something to consider in general I guess.
We do, actually. Groovy is our ringmaster and he helps guide the topics we talk about. Sometimes we'll go off tangent on certain topics, but we think that's okay because it keeps the discussion organic.

If you'd like to see the generalized topic list, there will always be a thread accompanying the podcast which outlines what we talked about. (Here's the one for Episode 1, you can view all the details in the spoiler tab)

Originally Posted by GTA:SWcity
I will not judge your talents since I am the kind of person such that it would not be accurate to judge me by your first impression only. However, I am scratching my head as to whether or not your (you as in the crew, there) bringing up threads won't degrade into a bit of bashing and slamming. Now if you are going to talk about the more serious points and discuss those...fine. I'll listen to a point.
If we bring up threads on the forums, it will always be in a positive light. We're not using the podcast as a pulpit to bash people, because that's not the point of the cast.

And as for discussing serious points, yeah we can do that sometimes, but for the most part we like to keep things light. No one is going to want to listen to something that's srs bsns all the time, after all we're not talk radio or the news.

Originally Posted by GTA:SWcity
You don't come across as sarcastic enough to satire things in a way that would make people laugh.
Satire and sarcasm were not necessarily what we were trying to convey in the first episode, nor are they our defined objective whenever we record a podcast. We're just there to talk about video games. We're all friends, so it's easy for us to laugh at and with each other.

Originally Posted by GTA:SWcity
Personally I found it hard to stay with: you were all just kind of talking.
People talking is kind of the point of a podcast.

As I said, there's always going to be a thread to accompany each cast that gives you an outline of what we talked about. So if you're really finding it hard to keep up with us, just look there.

Thanks for the feedback!
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