Season 2, Here We Come

So I’ve been neglecting season two for a little while and though I put some feelers out there for it, I decided to make a big post and officially get the wheels moving. Now that I’ve finished off most of my video side projects, I can focus back on the show.

However, there are some things to consider and some questions I have for you all, the viewers.

Let me start off by saying that the last few months have been anything but a waste. I have the big honkin’ computer, bought some new gear, and have been clearing away data from my crowded camera SD cards and hard drives. I made some short videos, I made a segment for The New Tech, and I’ve been getting pretty decent at going high-def. It’s exciting times. That said, I wanted to start working steadily on season two last month but hit a temporary setback. It’ll make a good blog post one day, but not now. We have important work to do after all.

So while I’ve been toiling away in my mad scientist’s laboratory of technology, I’ve been thinking of where I want to take this new season. All of my previous content was filmed on standard definition tape which won’t cut it very nicely for this new-fangled high definition format I’ve adopted. For starters, I want to do a new intro. So, if you happen to do any sort of graphics work and do animation or 3D rendering or anything like that and would like to contribute something, let me know. Maybe you have a 12 second rotation around an old Western Electric telephone done in Inventor or (like Pat) are doing some interesting video output work with an Arduino. If there’s anything you think would fit in, you know how to get a hold of me.

I’m also interested in what you guys want to see. Is the format working? Do you like the reviews? Are there specific segments that you think I could do or would like to see? Yeah, I get some requests now and then, but not as many as you’d think. Are you interested in more “meta” segments, like how I make the show or a tour of the things I have? Stuff like that.

I’m open to all of your ideas, every which way. Let your imaginations run wild.

Hope to see you in season two.




6 thoughts on “Season 2, Here We Come

  1. Honestly, I love the show the way it is. It’s not overly stylized or flashy while at the same time not being bland or boring, and it has a vast wealth of information on obscure and forgotten technologies. I discovered quite a few different technologies through your show which I had never heard of before. I’d say keep doing informative reviews of different technologies and obscure electronics and keep doing book reviews every once in a while to shake things up a bit. It’s also my opinion that every show should, as some point, have a ‘making of’ episode, so I would love to see one for your show.

    That’s my opinion. Just keep doing what you’re doing. I personally like the standard definition, slightly ‘lo-fi’ look, but I think transitioning to HD would be a good move as well because it will appeal more to the average internet user who is coming to expect all content to be HD.

    1. I’m glad you enjoy it, and that you keep coming back. You hit a lot of the key things I’m trying to put out by making the show. I’ve seen too many shows current and old that rely on flashy intros or sets but ultimately have little content when you boil everything down.

      For the making of bit, I’ve contemplated it dozens of times but wasn’t sure whether it’d work better as a segment or an extra. It’ll get done though, I’ve thought about doing a series of articles about how to start your own show based on what I’ve learned and this would be a valuable aid in that.

      As for the definition stuff, you hit that as well. I had someone tell me a while back that while the show didn’t have snazzy high definition picture, it really didn’t need it to accomplish what it does. That said, after seeing the level of clarity I could get, I was a quick adopter.

      Thanks for your comment!

  2. Hi Famicoman
    Just want to say great show have enjoyed them all.
    what about doing a show on old cine cameras and vintage projection equipment. Don’t know if you have any but would be interesting to know how it works.
    andrew mac

  3. I discovered Obsoleet a few months ago. Having seen one episode on YouTube, I downloaded the XviD versions of all of season 1 (and, of course, the VHS disasterpiece) to my laptop and have been working my way through them for the past while with great enjoyment.

    I am absolutely thrilled that you are doing this. It’s wonderful to know that Obsoleet has not died. I will look forward to season 2! 🙂

    1. Glad you enjoy it! (Skip the disasterpiece though, it’s just a test). Hopefully season 2 will start production in a few weeks.

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