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Friday, November 4, 2011

Behind The Scenes: Geocaching World(RVNN.tv) Ep. 910 - GPSr Functionality and QR Codes

Every time I start writing up these behind the scenes reviews I always want to start off with how great the show was and how much fun everybody has before, during and after the live recording of Geocaching World. The only reason I am always tempted to do this is because it's true. We are building such a great fan base and they almost always are in the chat room, viewing on their computers or smartphones. So the Meet And Greet style shows are very relaxed and it's become very much a geocachers hang out time.

Each show Creative Director Dave Dufour and I Andy HeadHardHat Smith discuss an aspect of Geocaching. In the background the chat-room is a buzz with activity and geocachers from all around the world discuss their viewpoints about the topics of note. There are many times that you can catch Dave and I checking out the chat-room and we sometimes pull their discussions into the show. This of course does not include the questions that also come up. It's a true symbiotic relationship and the show would not be the same without it.

Tonight's show was a little different for a couple of reasons. First the opening intros were different. We had received an audio introduction for the show from Warren Andrews who does this now professionally. He is a big fan of the show and sent in the intro. It was so good Producer Courtney Wallin and Dave decided to incorporate it in for this special occasion. The intro turned out great and you will just have to see it when the entire show becomes available. Again thanks Warren!

Another oddity with tonight's episode was an experiment Managing Director Andy McCaskey had us do. Dave displayed three different QR codes for the viewers to scan of different sizes. Some went to web URLs, contained text messages and took you to a YouTube Geocaching video. I believe the testing showed which size was the most effective and we will most likely be using them on several of the RVNN.tv shows.

After all of that we actually discussed the main theme of the show itself and investigated many of the different functionalities of a GPSR handheld unit.

Don't forget the prizes from our Geocaching World Cache Stash. One was a heavy duty lanyard from our friends at CoinsAndPins.com and the other was a really cool key chain from GeoSurvivalGear.com. Congrats to the winners in the Chatroom.

Well, shy of another experiment that we tried by simul streaming through some new equipment that was about it for this show. Please be sure to see the entire show when it becomes available in the next few days. You don't want to miss the pair of large owls we caught on file while doing one of the segments.

Geocaching World is recorded LIVE each and every week on Thursday at 6:30pm EST. We meet up in the chat room here: www.ustream.tv/channel/rvnn-live.

If you are a company who would like to participate with our Geocaching World Cache Stash Sponsorship Program and donate prizes for our show please email geocache@rvnn.tv for more details.

See you next week.


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