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Friday, December 16, 2011

Behind The Scenes: Geocaching World (RVNN) - EP #916 - Cleaning Out The Video Closet

My head is still swimming from all the fun we had last night as we recorded Geocaching World (RVNN.tv). This was the last show we are going to do for 2011. Yep,  we are taking the next two weeks off to celebrate the holidays and also gear up for CES2012 which happens in January. For the weeks of December 22nd and December 29th we are going to have Geocaching World marathons. Fear not though, be sure to join up in the chat-room anyway because we may be stopping by to say hi and make fun comments as we watch with you.

Lessee, some of the really great notables was once again we utilized a Google Hangout and had a slew of people joining us there as well as another record crowd in the chat-room. Saw a lot of new names and faces with the added bonus of viewers from at least five different countries in attendance. It is so cool because for many of them it was extremely late at night but we were told they wouldn't miss a live recording. Thanks so much to everyone who stops on by during the show. We interact so much the gang that you are truly an intricate part of the show!

I am not sure but judging by the comments in the chat-room and in the hangout I inadvertently made several viewers wet themselves by my opening segway. You see the show's theme was "Cleaning Out The Video Closet" and the second I heard that my mind instantly thought, "Oh this is going to be fun". So you know me, I did what I had to do to get a laugh. Picture this, the TechPodcast Network logo fades and I fade into view. Then I say ever so matter of factly, "Tonight on Geocaching World, HeadHardHat comes out of the closet"...pause...taps headphone in left ear..."Oh, right, HeadHardHat cleans out video closet - NEXT on Geocaching World".

I really wasn't sure what the reaction was going to be but in my headphones I heard Co-Host Courtney Wallin and Managing Director Andy McCaskey busting up in the background. Then I looked at the comments in the chat-room and saw that it and the hangout exploded as well. It was one of those moments that I will remember for quite some time.

The entire show itself went really well shy of one time Skype acted up and Andy had to call me back to get a better connection. We discussed First To Finds, Multi-geocaches and how to make one of my cool fire hydrant PVC geocaches. All with a nice little video and discussion which included the chat-room and hangout. In fact, when you watch the actual show you will see that in one monitor behind Courtney is myself on Skype and in the other is people from the hangout. Really cool. Special kudos to one of our regular viewers Darren Matthers from Scotland who also had some cool reindeer graphics going on during the hangout. Thanks Darren!

Well again, fantastic show, lots of people in the chat-room and hangout, awesome discussions with everybody. The prizes that were given away form our Cache Stash consisted of a really great geocoin from the Cache-A-Maniacs Podcast and an amazing GeoAchievement geocoin and pin set from CoinsAndPins.com.

We always have a great time when doing Geocaching World and it just keeps getting better! You will be able to see the show in it's entirety in a few days. Be sure to check out RVNN.tv, iTunes, TechPodcast Network and all our other distributors to see when it actually gets released.

So that's it for 2011. We will be back in January 2012 and if we haven't said it before we are saying it now. It is you our fans and viewers that keeps us going each and every week. We could not do this show the way we do without you. THANK YOU!

To All, Merry Christmas - Happy Holidays - Happy New Year and see you next year!

-HHH

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2 comments:

Nighthawk700 said...

Oh, I wish you could save the chat in the chat room like they do in the Geocaching Podcast. Maybe timestamped so people could sort of align it with where in the recording the comment was made. We had a fabulous time last night!

HeadHardHat said...

Oh I couldn't agree more. Will have to look into that on both the hangouts and Ustream. It really was a lot of fun and I was really happy to see the faces of the people in the hangout AFTER the show when we all got a chance to video chat. So many people from other countries too. Just amazing but then again that is what makes geocaching so much fun too. Huge social network.

-HHH