Let me start this out by saying that we have the best job in the world, we are very lucky to be in the position that we are in and couldn't be happier. In saying that, today is going to be a longgggggg one. Production can be very difficult to do consistently, especially when the entire staff has to work full time in separate jobs to support the passion project. So today we are recording 10 separate productions and taking new photos for the website, all of this being a record long day in terms of quantity of content produced.
A day in my crocs
I thought it would be fun if this week I walked you through what a week in our companies shoes looked like. Unfortunately Fritz doesn't wear shoes, he wears crocs. I don't need to tell you why exactly that makes him lame, but I will. The team behind Crocs should be imprisoned and tortured. These criminals decided to make a shoe so comfortable that is doesn't matter what you look like. It's like wearing the spirit of Florida on your feet. Solid choice idiots.
Before I start this I want to talk about how lucky I am. When most creators look for help they are met with resistance. Whether it's creative differences, a lack of productivity, or just laziness in general finding good help is hard. I was somehow able to find four uniquely talented individuals who are hard working and earnest.
Now to be clear I didn't know what Earnest meant. I just really wanted to use it. Coincidentally the wording was appropriate and i was very smart. **Pats own back
Currently our network puts on 3 major podcasts, with 2 in the Comedy category and 1 in the Games and Hobbies category. Below I will detail the process for each of these productions.
To start out we are always super stoked to record, it's not just a job its an outlet for expression. We typically meet in the studio four or so days a week to work on various projects. There is actually a good amount of not production work that goes into our work week. In addition to just recording we have to research, write, edit, work on our website, communicate with our sponsors, and do bookkeeping. Don't get me wrong I love every second but there is certainly more work off mic than on.
Recording the content is obviously the most fun so when we get to sit down and do that we are all stoked. We push our desks together and position our mic stands and get to work! Below are some links to our current audio setup.
Following that we transfer all of our separate audio files from three computers to one. We make an attempt to edit every podcast immediately after recording to stay consistent. Our next purchase will likely be an XLR interface to streamline the syncing process so if anybody has any recommendations please email me.
I attempt to work on the website for at least 1.5-2 hours per day. We are rebuilding from the ground up, so it takes a lot of work to build graphics, design layouts, and custom code certain sections of the site. It is very much a learn as we go process. As advice to any creators out there thinking of starting something, Just start. You will never be prepared fully. In our experience it is quicker to just start and refine as you go. In our industry a lot of people stress themselves out over the small details so much that they never even get to start. Seriously just work hard, review your work, then work even harder to improve.
Youtube, I Tube, We All Tube
To finish off this weeks blog I want to announce that we are making a shift to produce more visual content. We have been putting out some shorts on a weeklyish basis. They are super silly but we have a lot of fun making them. I will link a few of them below, watch Ian and I change shirts and eat cinnamon in weird ways.