thanks, everyone for the feedback so far, keep it coming.
One of the reasons behind the show being live was that I wanted to minimize editing time. I see that with my earlier unboxing videos, they take forever and a day to finish. With the live show, it’s done when it’s done. Forgot something? Too bad, better plan more carefully next time. Said something stupid? Again too bad, better prepare a better script next time.
The downside of course is that a lot of preparation goes into each show. It needs to be spot on (or at least as close as it can get) when it goes on air. Does it save time in the end? Probably not much.
Another pro argument for a live show: possible interaction with the audience. “String Burn Live” used that to give away yoyos during the show and in turn gather feedback from the viewers. Great concept. But if only 10 people are watching, that’s not really practical. Also, I live in Germany, so I’d have to figure out how to cover shipping costs as most of the yoyos given away would most likely go to overseas.
My final reason for doing it live was: because I can Or at least I wanted to find out if I could. Now I know I can, hence this is not a reason I’d have again for a possible Season 2.
Bottom line: there are no big reasons right now that mandate a live show. If viewership would pick up and there would be a feasable way to incorporate live feedback and interaction with the audience, then a live show would become more interesting, but as of right now, I’d say it doesn’t HAVE to be live again.
However, then I ask myself, does it need to be a full show at all? For viewing conveniences, I’ve already spit up current shows into their respective segments. If you’re only interested in the interviews, you can watch only and specifically those now. Same with the news or Feature segments. If Season 2 was to go directly to YouTube and also split into segments, why have a cohesive show in the first place?
Alternatively, a show could cover only one segemnt: an interview or a feature . And before each segment a general news section. Instead of a 1h show it would run for only 20min maybe. I’m really just thinking out loud as I type this, but it could be a concept to try for Season 2.