Reel Reviews' first podcast published on October 17, 2004 - yes, podcasting in 2004!
After 10 years of no new episodes, AOL finally pulled the epsiodes from their servers.
Most links to the podcasts are now dead.
I keep this here as a record of one of the original podcasts.
- Michael

Call For Help – My Christmas Wish List

There are a number of things I would like to accomplish in order to improve Reel Reviews. I put up a post this morning about some help I need with an AppleScript. This got me thinking about all the things I’d like to do. With such great listeners, I thought I’d type up list to see if anyone can help with any of them.

The items I am listing below are all things that are totally out of my realm of expertise, much less experience. In short, things I don’t know how to do.

My Reel Reviews Christmas Wish List:

  • A kick ass logo. One that can be used on the site as well as t-shirts, stickers, hats etc. I’d like to be able to give away some Reel Reviews schwag to some of the callers, guest reviewers and listeners.
  • A professional “radio” style intro. I’m not the creative audio type. Opinions – I’ve got them, creativity – negative. Think Daily Source Code, Jimmy Jett and Rock and Roll Geek Show. You get the idea.
  • An AppleScript that would:

    1. Convert an AIFF file to mp3 via LAME, or iTunes if necessary, using the specified settings.
    2. Will complete the ID3 tags using my default settings. You can look at one of my recent files for an example.
    3. Would take the DVD artwork jpg that is in the folder and input it into the ID3 tag as album artwork.

    It would work like this. I take the DVD cover jpeg and drop it into my “Make_ Podcast” folder. Then I drop the AIFF file in and start the AppleScript. A box pops up that asks for the film name. Then another box asks for the date to use or it could ask for file name if need be. It then chugs away converting to mp3 and complete the tags accordingly. I am open to possibility another programming language may be required to accomplish this.

If anyone can assist with any of these or has questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. You can email me via the front page on the right under “Feedback”.

Thanks and Happy Holidays,

Michael Geoghegan

5 Responses to “Call For Help – My Christmas Wish List”

  1. Gravatar Icon 1 MikeC Dec 23rd, 2004 at 9:10 pm

    Any preferences on a color scheme for the logo?

  2. Gravatar Icon 2 Michael Dec 23rd, 2004 at 9:27 pm

    MikeC, thanks for asking. I guess the answer would be “guy” colors. I would like it to look nice both on the web and on white t-shirts. (I’ve always been a white t-shirt guy.) Blue, navy, silvers, black etc – Mac laptop colors. I don’t want to rule anything out but I’m not big on browns, yellows etc. Basically something that visually lets you know it has to do with movies, maybe filmstrip or a movie reel type stuff. It most certainly should have some attitude, nothing too boring. Hopefully this helps.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

  3. Gravatar Icon 3 MikeC Dec 23rd, 2004 at 11:20 pm

    hey I did some quick mockups, let me know if this is something like what you are looking for.

    logo 1
    logo 2

  4. Gravatar Icon 4 MikeC Dec 24th, 2004 at 1:12 pm
  5. Gravatar Icon 5 Michael Dec 24th, 2004 at 2:32 pm

    Wow! I put it up. That is cool.

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