Charles wrote:Further, the Download file was encoded at 512Kbs to support complaints from you an others regarding download file size (this complaint made perfect sense and we dealt with it immediately)
Nice, because one guy has connection issues we all get low bit-rate videos.
Bite me, I don't have connection issues, but I have an issue with having to download a 1Gb file which is mainly just a portrait accompanying the interesting (audio) discussion.
There's more than one of us who don't like the massive download sizes.
Fascinating stuff, marred slightly by the audio (perhaps a microphone of some description would be handy... not the kind you have to point at people to hear them though... that would interrupt the conversation.)
Plus why was the third person (who's name , I'm sorry to say, has eluded me already) off camera? (aside from hiding from the mafia) It was a bit odd to watch everyone listening intently off camera. If you're going to have an audio presence you need a video
one too, no hiding!
Good stuff though, hope you met plenty more fascinating people and videod them. (isn't videod an odd word, is it video'd or videoed...)
The video length should be appropriate to the content. If it's a 45 minute conversation, then a 45 minute video is fine. If you can squeeze the same content into a shorter video then do it short.
Of course if it's a two hour conversation then it could probably do with being broken up a bit.
Now here's an idea which just occurred, and would probably be way too hard to do, but: Could you structure the interviews so that the first 10 minutes or so were a whirlwind tour, and after that it goes into depth - and then release it in a 10 minute video,
and a longer partner? That would be cool as it'd let people vaguely interested watch the quick tour, and if that gets their curiousity they can dive deep in the longer vid.
I know that would be a huge pain, as you'd either have to carefully edit the shorter video out of the long one, or think very carefully about the interview questions.
On the content side I was really interested in this video, impressive stuff, opening the MSDN docs up a bit.