Cody Furlong wrote:I would like to suggest that for the next event, there be more advertisements put up ahead of time, in more places.
I agree. I would've preferred more time, but circumstances were tight. This was one of those "now or never" situations for the most part. To give you an idea, I'd originally planned to have this occur last September.
And, it was also an excuse to field test doing something like this in a real environment under not as critical conditions. I think it'd be fair to call this a practice run.
I'll have more details, but from a technical standpoint, almost everything imaginable went wrong. The hour leading up to the live stream was me troubleshooting problems, and it was only in the last 90 seconds that I even knew if it was going to work at all. I'd had a better quality audio capture solution, but it inexplicably failed (I suspect a bug in Air Play - which I might add was not
how I'd wanted to do this - I was assured a wired HDMI connection but it turned out to be inaccessible). I had to use my emergency speaker to pass the audio through the mics like an amateur. In total there were about 3 hours I had to spend the night before and another two hours the day of troubleshooting and testing that could've been better spent capturing content, doing interviews, taking photos, etc. (and it was ultimately pointless as I had to resort to the described method).
The next time I do this (and I intend for there to be a next time) I just want to bypass the theater and just bring a large display (unless I can get a hard-wired connection).
I know now that it was announced on Twitter and this site, but I don't have a Twitter account...
One of the nice things about Twitter is that you don't need an account to see the updates - it's one of the reasons I like to use it - plus it's easy to use in the field (critical for something like this). I also have it embedded in various places like swatkats.info - need to do it here, but have to figure out a workaround that doesn't mess up PHPBB.
...and wasn't a member of this site then.
Welcome to the forum!
Once all of the recipient's get their coins, there will probably be other opportunities to win one if you haven't already. But, that's a detail for another day.
Overall though I think that the stream went pretty well, my favorite part of it would have to be the Q&A at the end of it
That was pretty good (Television's
Lance Falk always steals the show), though I have to admit I was running on empty about that time. It was a long day. It's definitely an element that I'd want to make more integral.
When Sage gets a free moment I'm sure she'll add her own details to this thread.