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Forum topic by Callum Kendall posted 07-07-2008 08:33 PM 987 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Callum Kendall

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07-07-2008 08:33 PM

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What would you LJs consider an appropriate length of video podcast? The reason why I ask is because I am thinking of making some once I have finished building my new shop. I would appreciate any feed back.

Thanks

Callum

-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out http://thetimberkid.com/


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brunob

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#1 posted 07-07-2008 08:46 PM

I think content is way more important than length. People will watch if it’s good stuff. Looking foreword to yours.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 07-07-2008 09:11 PM

I agree that length isn’t really the issue, as long as you cut to the chase whenever possible. Don’t ask the viewer to watch you sand for 15 minutes. LOL!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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teenagewoodworker

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#3 posted 07-07-2008 09:33 PM

ya length isn’t really the issue. just as long as its not like 3 hours long. really anything that is good i will watch.

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Zuki

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#4 posted 07-07-2008 10:29 PM

For those of us without super duper high speed internet sometimes the longer ones (>10 minutes) become to painful to watch. I think between 5-10 minutes maximum. If over 10, do segments.

Just my $0.03.

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lew

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#5 posted 07-07-2008 10:30 PM

Charlie has a great point! The same process (ie sanding, rounding over an edge or cross cutting material) can be shown once or limited in time.

The other side of that coin is that if you are creating a safety video, NO detail is unimportant. In fact repetition is critical.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 07-08-2008 01:09 AM

Hi Callum;

Another Norm in the making. Sounds like you’ve gotten good advice here.

Have at it!

Lee

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Eric

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#7 posted 07-08-2008 01:44 AM

I second what Zuki said. Five to ten minutes is about it for me. If the content is longer, break it up.

-- Eric at https://adventuresinwoodworking.wordpress.com/

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#8 posted 07-08-2008 02:23 AM

I think the content is the key. If you aren’t showing me something new for about 30 seconds, I’m getting bored. I want to either be entertained or informed. If neither is happening, I’ll have other things to do with my time. Good luck!

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#9 posted 07-08-2008 07:05 AM

Kid, I agree with Zuki. About 10 minutes tops. You can always break it up into parts if it’s a bit long.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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grumpycarp

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#10 posted 07-08-2008 09:28 AM

for my money a short tease is better with links to the pieces where necessary.

Not to discourage but it is highly unlikely that you will cover material that isn’t already available from multiple sources. If you really think that you have something new to say state it plainly and execute it clearly. No one wants to see yet another how to do x,y,z yet again.

The wheel has already been built, as have been the jigs for the router, bandsaw, tablesaw, dental drill, chainsaw, axe/adze, drill press, shop bot/smith/master/tech/tek/flabbawonkywhizzbanggizmo for same.

Make a point of making a point.

Looking forward to new content.

danno

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