Oct 18, 2014

Podcasting and technical nightmares

It's been busy times here at RoF HQ lately. I've had the past week off from work (the last one until February, sob), so I've been hard at the drawing board getting projects complete and setting up the next ones.
But the big thing has been the recording, editing and release of the very first 'Gord and Jay Talk Art Podcast.' Gord and I have managed to spread ourselves all over the interwebosphere to promote the podcast. You'll be able to find us on Facebook, iTunes and a new blog specifically created for the podcast, and on that very blog you will find all of the pertinent links and information. So instead of me putting up all of the links here as well, why don't you pop on over to the blog right here.
This is Gord's design that we went with for our logo.
Awesome, isn't it?
So we're pretty pleased with how it came out. Granted, the audio isn't super crisp, and there's a delay on Gord's voice that I couldn't work out how to fix. I think we've made a solid start. There's plenty of room for improvement of course, but that's all part of it.

Let me tell you, though, they don't make it easy, those nerdy folks. Trying to work out stuff like RSS feeds and how to get iTunes to acknowledge that feed nearly made my poor artists brain go flop-bot. Seriously, I'm not awful with technology, but I felt like a stubborn 90 year-old grandpa being forced to work out email for the first time with this stuff.
And the worst things is, I'm relatively certain I haven't done it right anyway. The first episode of the podcast IS on iTunes, but it doesn't seem to recognise it as a channel with future episodes to come. It looks like it is set up as just a once off. sigh...

So we're putting the call out to all techno-humans everywhere that may know their way around this sort of thing. We (really just me) need your help! We need somebody who can get all of this stuff sorted and make it run smoothly. We'll give you a fancy 'technical director' title and praise your obvious superiority on the podcast too.

If you're interested in lending a hand, just let us know through the FB page. And thanks in advance!

So I have a few other things on the go at the moment that I'll make individual posts about, including one on the recent 24-hour comic day (what a disaster!) and a long life-drawing session I recently attended (not such a disaster), so I'll be back soon with more stuff to show very soon.

Good journey! (yep, still on that He-Man kick...)

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