Monday, January 12, 2015

Let's Make A Podcast?

   So I've decided to just use this bloggy type place to keep the internet up to date on how my podcasting journey is going. Because, you know, the internet wants to know. Plus it will help me feel like there is progress being made. Either way, fuck it, I'll write what I want.
   There are two other people I have in this project. There is Isaac, the character/personality I feel will work best with his own show, and Brian, the realistic one who will be a dick when needed to bring things back to topic. Sorry if you're reading this B, just saying it how it is. We need you to call people on their bullshit.
   And where does that leave me? It took me a few weeks for all of this to really take shape in my mind. I looked up organizational structure in business and read countless guides on making a podcast and the YouTube videos... Oh the YouTube videos... At this point I've finally got a couple solid ideas to strive for that, even if they don't work, will teach us about what our next step should be.
   Basically I'll be the "organization" guy between the three of us. I have to be the one to create the show notes, get them together and give them homework until we get to our first real recording.
   Isaac and I have had our idea for a show for a while (a bug podcast! [he knows a lot about bugs...]) but haven't hammered out how it will work. He has a great love for words as well so we'll see what comes of that.
   Brian on the other hand has shown little to no interest in this venture thus far. When I ask him straightforward if he wants to be a part of this process he says yes but that's about a far as it goes. During the test recordings to see how the mic functioned he was definitely a part of the conversation so that's a good sign. Last night I came up with the idea of doing a YouTube show weekly where we take recordings of LoL matches we play and have him be my "teacher" by telling me how noob I am. It could be a great show! Gives him a chance to be a dick and have fun with it while also hitting a demographic of people trying to get better a LoL. We'd just need the match recordings then to use the mic to narrate. Also, it's never bad to have a reason to game!
   I had another couple ideas as far as "finding our voice" goes. My first idea was to use my facebook group TheReal as a jumping point. A few years ago I randomly created this group from a few friends and let them add whoever and it became an image board for our "extended crew". It's pretty dead these days but people are still there, so I thought about doing "The Real Foundation Podcast" as a tester.
   The idea comes from The Foundation series where before a predicted fall of the galactic empire a scientist creates the idea of The Foundation; A group of scientists dedicated to preserving the science of humanity so it wouldn't be lost during the spreading out and breakdown of the galactic civilization. The idea would be the same for The Real Foundation Podcast where I get one or two people from The Real to talk about themselves, who they are, how they got onto The Real and what they've liked and disliked about it. It wouldn't be for mass release but just something that others on The Real could listen to if they wanted and a way to start getting into the mindset of a podcaster.
   And the other idea I had for a "warm up" to our actual podcasts would be the Let's Make A Podcast? Podcast, which is something I'm already moving forward with. It will be a recording of our meetings. It can be something we listen to for notes later as well as a way to hear ourselves and test mic settings.

So that's the plan so far!

   I guess at the end of these I can put some homework up for myself so I have to answer to someone if I fail for the week.