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Instructables TV Pilot Answered

Ive been tossing this idea around in my head for a few weeks now.

I had a spare hour this morning so i thought i would through this together as a 'pilot' episode, to get your view/opinions. etc..




9 years ago

That is one awesome video! That is one scary eye.

You're british?!!!! *Still watching, my opinion below this comment*

*I am typing this as I watch*

I like the intro!

The contest could be presented in a better way, and perhaps more zoomed in or something.......

I dunno if you had thought of something beforehand, or just made soem commentary, but I think it would help to practice some of the stuff youre gonna say, cuz sometimes you almost doze off in thought....

Its probably just me, but I've gotten so used to having subtitles, that I can barely watch anything without em. It's a bit silly, but maybe you should add some optional subtitles?

Where you started talking about intructables, the cookies and stuff goin on at the HQ was very good, you can make some good jokes!

The part with the cookies was very good! And we all know that cookies are the best!

You talked about the intructables in a very good way. I can't think of a good adjective. Not that proffesional, but not youtubish (You know what I mean, like a 7 year old who stole the family camera)

I like that you also talked about the forums, and discussed your opinions and such.

In summary, my suggestions based on how I liked the vid:

  • A better microphone or better acoustics (whatever makes your voice sound better, more podcast like...)
  • A green screen background would help. Or, maybe organizing the room so it still looks full of DIY stuff, but just a bit more.....comfortable... AND better lighting if youre gonna film there.
  • Come up with some dialogue beforehand.

So far its good, and its about time someone had the cojones (excuse my language) to actually do something about this! (the podcast doesn't count in this comment)

If you could get other people to film some segments, make some commentary, or generally contribute, it would be muuuuch better, and it would show how the community works together!


Thanks keith, those are all good points, i will take them on board! The main thing is, i need to put a script together, and get into it more.

I really do wish I could help on that, I love writing, but my knowledge has become obsolete.

Well, i figured that i would pick up a few people. Ideally, 3 people whom rotate doing it each week. So three very different personalities.

Caitlinsdad, Kiteman/goodhart and perhaps one of the staff?

Yeah, those would have been my choices. Im not sure about the staff, they tend to be very busy. I can get coffee to do some scouting.

I feel important! i helped! Like that girl with the shake and bake pancakes commercial!!!

. LOL. You're much too young to remember those commercials.
. BTW, it was chicken, not pancakes.

That's what I was referring to, I just forgot the name. Also, did you know cigarettes contain cyanide, a substance usually found in rat poison! TV told me so.

Thanks for thinking of me as the first choice for a psycho host personality split three different ways.

You really would make an ideal host. Kiteman has that happy and cheerful personality like those Discovery Channel Hosts. You are more whacky, original ideas. Plus, with all those Ibles robot makes, its about time you got the spotlight! Then the third one should be neutral to both of your personalities, which is why I suggested a staff member, but some other ible member might also work....

Happy and cheerful? Ask my pupils, I'm the mean and nasty one!

Let me rephrase that:

happy and cheerful personality like those Discovery Channel Hosts while in instructables.com

When not confronted by *insert british silly word here* I forgot it.....you say it a lot....n....something...

*extinct, as it applies in the case of mammoth reptilian creatures.

I gotta admit, I knew you were from UK, but I pictured you as having a more american accent. Sorry.

Yeah. I have trouble understanding people with strong British accents.

You think that strong? You've not heard incomprehensibly strong...


Interesting, did you follow the Glaswegian link I dropped-in above? L

It was curious. A heavy Irish or Scottish brogue might be tougher to understand but then again, it probably would have Gaelic mixed in.

Well I guess so, I'm not too sure which elements combine to form that dialect. L

What did they say? All I understood was Davina, fish-n-chips, and boys.

There was a short period when that series was given subtitles... Even British people can find it hard sometimes (they were speaking English, of sorts)


For some reason, I have more trouble understanding the British accent when coming from a female (*shrug*)

Actually, in some cases that happens to me too! I think its the voice tone, in women its a bit sharper, so the accent does seem harder to understand!

Hmm? Your comment can be misinterpreted. I merely stated that I pictured him having a less british accent, judging from his picture, he seemed a bit american too. I understood what he said.

Exact same thoughts keith...

. LOL. Same here. I knew he was British, but I didn't know he was sooooo British.

Jeebers man, shoulda said you were nocking ideas for a show around... I'll have you know I've been formulatin' ideas for almost a year. My area is very pro tv-movie industry, and I've been planning on making it a project.

Indeed, but i know how crazy busy you have been. I wouldn't want to put you out.

Jeese not that busy....
Actually, yah that busy...
Excellent pilot my man, a little bit of dynamism wouldn't hurt, nor some theme music from MaSu (reckon they'd do it for free?)

The intro music was Dues Ex Machinae... by MaSu.. I intend to throw in a bit more flamboyance next time round.

Yes yes I know, I'm talking some commissioned music, something similar to "Loot, Burn, **** Repeat" was in my head.
(I renamed that song "epic" for family purposes on mah iPod)

I actually worked out an entire play through of that song relating to time travel..

Personally I feel less focus on the website and community, and more on projects.

Well, i wanted to focus more on the community, make it more personal, like a local radio station.

Ahh, see I was focusing on the idea of a national broadcast TV show, meant for a larger audience.