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23 replies to this topic  – Started by Captain Zuloo , Sep 24 2009 10:24 PM

#1 Captain Zuloo

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 10:24 PM

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Ahoy mateys, it be time fer another 'Behind The Helm'! But this time we're doing things differently - we're trying out a new format and having an audio interview rather than a text one. So if we can get yer feedback on it, that'd be gold as we want to know what ye think for future episodes.
Joining me again today is Tom "Bonaparte" Jacobs, Eurobricks Root Admin and Classic-Pirates.com LEGO Ambassador to talk about Classic-Pirates.com's new contest, Pillage the Village II! Giving us plenty of details and an insight into the history of the new contest, Tom was a great ginuea pig for the new audio version of 'Behind The Helm'. Let us know what ye think! :pir-classic:

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 11:18 PM

Now this is a huge step forward, I really like this! Great work. :thumbup:
The voices are clear, and it is much more informative then a text interview. I think we should repeat this in the future. :pir-wub:
Is it possible to make some kind of slideshow with it? With some pictures from famous MOCs or something like that, with the interview voices as soundtrack? It would make it even more interesting.

Again, nice job! :thumbup:

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 03:22 AM

I think that this is a great idea and really love it great job. :pir-sweet:

View PostCaptain Blackmoor, on Sep 24 2009, 11:18 PM, said:

Is it possible to make some kind of slideshow with it? With some pictures from famous MOCs or something like that, with the interview voices as soundtrack? It would make it even more interesting.
I agree, mabey some pictures of his latest works or something. :pir-grin:

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 09:22 AM

Shouldn't it be in the pirates section? not in Moc ? well anyway, that's a great interview ! the sound is really good, looks like you did it with skype ( maybe that's it XD )

Even for a French guy like me that have difficulties with understanding English when it's not written, that's still easily understandable.  great job  :thumbup:
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Posted 25 September 2009 - 09:54 AM

I think it was with Skype, Zuloo told me he was talking with Bonaparte via Skype just before this interview was posted. :pir-wink:
I was surprised of myself how much I did understand from this interview, and I'm just a humble Dutchman. :pir-laugh:

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 01:33 PM

Love the pacifist kind of civilian theme this time round.

I might even try the creative critic category this time too.

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 01:42 PM

View PostCaptain Blackmoor, on Sep 25 2009, 07:54 PM, said:

I think it was with Skype, Zuloo told me he was talking with Bonaparte via Skype just before this interview was posted. :pir-wink:
I was surprised of myself how much I did understand from this interview, and I'm just a humble Dutchman. :pir-laugh:
Skype is correct! I was indeed talking to Bonaparte Skype to Skype when this was recorded, and the intention is to use Skype in future episodes - Skype to Skype where possible and Skype to phone if need be. (Skype offers very reasonable rates)
So we should continue in audio format? If so we might see if we can register an iTunes podcast for ease of downloading. :pir-classic:

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 02:19 PM

The only problems could be that it's harder to understand for people that are not so good in English and not everyone has the right programs (like Skype) to give an interview. For the rest I personally think it would be a great idea :pir-classic:
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Posted 25 September 2009 - 03:17 PM

View PostAdmiral Green Buns, on Sep 26 2009, 12:19 AM, said:

The only problems could be that it's harder to understand for people that are not so good in English
Which is why we are asking for feedback. The more feedback you offer, the better we can tailor to your needs.

View PostAdmiral Green Buns, on Sep 26 2009, 12:19 AM, said:

and not everyone has the right programs (like Skype) to give an interview.
Skype is good in that it can call ordinary phones (for a small fee), so I see no possibility why someone wouldn't be contactable. :pir-classic:

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:04 AM

Why not do both?  :pir-classic: Some people might not want to be heard.. Like me.  :pir_laugh2: Keep the Voice, And the text.  :thumbup:

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 03:51 AM

View PostDavy_Blocks, on Sep 26 2009, 10:04 AM, said:

Why not do both? :pir-classic: Some people might not want to be heard.. Like me. :pir_laugh2: Keep the Voice, And the text. :thumbup:
Might be a little too time consuming though. :pir-hmpf_bad:

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 04:18 AM

I mean, Write it out like you have been doing for people who don't want to have their voice heard, and do the Voice Chat for everyone else.. I don't know if you thought I was talking about subtitles or something.. xD A video chat would be cool to. just sayin. ;P

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 11:44 AM

A video chat would be cool but lets start little here people!!! Hehe!

I thought the audio was awesome! It was easy to understand that Aussie twang.

But for those who are less fluent in English maybe having it written (transcribed afterward) would be helpful as well.

That would be time consuming though.

Maybe some one or some ones could volunteer to do it for you???

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 01:22 PM

View PostCutlass_Iz, on Sep 26 2009, 09:44 PM, said:

Maybe some one or some ones could volunteer to do it for you???
Are you volunteering? :pir-tongue:

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 12:18 AM

This was an awesome idea Zuoo, Great work :thumbup:

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 12:58 AM

View PostCaptain Zuloo, on Sep 26 2009, 11:22 PM, said:

Are you volunteering? :pir-tongue:
Hmmm....  :pir-look: um... okay???  :pir-blush:

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View PostCutlass_Iz, on Sep 27 2009, 10:58 AM, said:

Hmmm.... :pir-look: um... okay??? :pir-blush:
You'll be sorry you said that...:devil:
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Posted 27 September 2009 - 12:08 PM

I'll Volunteer to..  :pir-classic: Got new headphones.. so I can block out all outside sounds and focus on the pure horrid voices of EB members..  :pir_laugh2: Just joking about the horrid part.. Or am I??  :pir-look: So.. yea.. I'll be around if you need me.  :thumbup:

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 03:35 AM

View PostRyan_T, on Sep 27 2009, 10:08 PM, said:

I'll Volunteer to.. :pir-classic: Got new headphones.. so I can block out all outside sounds and focus on the pure horrid voices of EB members.. :pir_laugh2: Just joking about the horrid part.. Or am I?? :pir-look: So.. yea.. I'll be around if you need me. :thumbup:
I'll discuss it with the others, but we already have two... :pir-sceptic: But thanks for the offer, and I'll get back to you! :pir-classic:

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 01:50 PM

This is actually a very cool format because its nice to hear what everyone sounds like. When you are online, you assume everyone sounds like you!

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 02:56 PM

I love it Zuloo! As for the transcripts, I personally would take the audio file over a huge text file any day...

Now, I must admit, this is the first "Behind the Helm" I've ever listened to, and I was thinking that perhaps you might want to decide on a limit of the interviews - should they last 5 or 10 minutes? You be the judge, after all it is you guys who know just how much info you want to put out there. Perhaps a bit of audio editing could also help there!
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Posted 28 September 2009 - 10:56 PM

I agree there were a few ums and arrrrrr!s, :pir_laugh2: but it was the first episode, come on! :pir-classic: I recorded Episode #10 which is to be released on Saturday, and I can garuntee you it is a lot better. :pir-wink:
As for the time, I don't think we should have a set time, I think we would run better just going for however long there is something interesting to talk about. I have a list of questions in front of me, and however long it takes to answer them is how long the interview goes.

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 01:58 AM

Very cool.  Keep it up!
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Posted 02 October 2009 - 02:08 PM

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