This week’s podcast… is a videocast

We’ve decided to mix things up a bit. Instead of sitting around in the virtual dark with just audio, this week we’re trialing video.

Contributors Dan Lane, Ben Smith and I headed off to the Centre of Her Majesty’s Empire (that is, Buckingham Palace) and talked-to-camera.

I’m going to see if we can rip the audio and serve it as a podcast as normal. We’ll publish the video tomorrow morning. It is most certainly a trial. A beta. A work in progress. There’s a squirrel and copious normobs. When a group of normobs came over for a chat, Ben was off his seat like an Olympic pro in case they were carrying knifes. Dan bravely demanded to see their mobile phones and, confronted with me pointing a camera in their faces, they were more than happy to oblige. It’s worth watching just to see the mild panic on Dan’s face as the hoodies (without hoodies) approached. They were, actually, very polite.

We wanted to have a practice in advance of this Friday’s AQA (63336) party that we’re filming — the SMS Text News team will be there in force featuring interviews, commentary and all sorts of devices.

There’s quite a lot of sensible conversation about the Sagem, iPhone availability, the Nokia Tube, 3’s Christmas in July event… and a blooper real at the end featuring occasional naughty language.

Standby for the video. It’ll be up shortly!

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