Thursday, July 19, 2012

Success is nice but.....

Well, success is nice. My test videos of one David Letterman excerpt and commercials attached separately are getting a number of hits out there on Youtube. They were only haphazardly seeded with index terms which may be the way I continue. My problem with this is that I know I can be asked to take videos down from Youtube. I have a lot to post and would hate to have the venue lost to me before I even get everything transfered. I will be actively looking for other avenues in which to post clips. There are some clips which could go viral but this is not my goal. I really want to just expose the news making process from this historic period.

I will need to advertise this blog on Youtube with the clips as my backlog builds because this blog is an index of sorts and should Youtube or any other place back down, I don't really want to lose people who may share my interest.

Next I will test a few CNN backhaul feeds as an introduction to what they are. Before the first Gulf War CNN had live "wild feeds" or backhaul feeds that were unencrypted. A portion of the 24/7 news process is open to see. Personalities come out, there are embarassing moments, etc. All of these show just a little about how CNN used to work before they had Fox News to compete with. My oppinion is that is the final period of actual news in America. CNN was bringing wider world coverage, more in depth coverage, because that was the way news people thought. You can see the ratings game here but it has not taken over. CNN was at the same time strengthening news and killing it.

The backhaul feeds portray them as sort of lumbering, being the only game of their kind in town. I am not sure how many of these I have left but I will try to weed through them to at least show some of the more interesting things. Seeing a news anchor waiting endlessly for a cue is hardly that interesting but over time any work place can become interesting to the child who is brought to work on kids day. :)

Anyway I hope you enjoy the relics left of my particular obsession, or that this blog finds one or two who are amused by things.

More video posts at least by this weekend.