Would you watch papercraft designers livestream their work?

Discussion in 'Off Topic - Card Modeler Lounge' started by RocketmanTan, Feb 1, 2012.


Would you watch a papercraft designer's livestream?

  1. Yes; it'd be great to see each papercrafter's design process

    6 vote(s)
  2. No; It'd be boring and tedious

    2 vote(s)
  3. If there's nothing good on TV, I guess I'd watch.

    2 vote(s)
  4. No; it's a dumb idea.

    0 vote(s)
  1. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    Yeah, you can all obviously tell that this is just a poorly-disguised attempt at gathering info on whether or not I myself should start livestreaming. :mrgreen:

    But in all seriousness, a lot of artists livestream themselves working, and I've been wondering why designers in the papercraft world don't do the same in order to expand their audience. Then again, what exactly would an artist do in their livestream, other than just screencapturing themselves designing in real time?
  2. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Not sure about real time, unless it was regularly scheduled, but it is an interesting concept. If would be good if one could to to the site and see episodes that were missed. :)
  3. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    If I ever get around to livestreaming, I'll most likely run it on a schedule of sorts. From what I've seen, a lot of livestreamers post recordings of their streams once they're done, so I guess that's a good idea as well!
  4. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Keep us informed, we could make a sticky on your show, making it easy for forum members who may watch, and you can let them know what's coming up. :)
  5. Haereticus

    Haereticus Member

    I think if you recorded the design process, and then edited together 15 minute sections, perhaps even tutorials on specific topics, with a commentary about why/how you did what is currently being shown, answers to questions people had asked, etc., and placed it on YouTube, that it would be a very useful resource. I think live streaming would take too long - I may be exceptionally slow but it takes me many evenings to put the 3d model together (from scratch), let alone the time it would take to texture it and unfold it.

    EDIT: Though, of course, that would be more intensive effort-wise on your part, but if you planned (say) a six part series on how to get a model from conception to completion to publication, that wouldn't be too too hard and would be, I imagine, extremely welcome.
  6. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    Well, I actually plan to livestream myself doing the last few parts; apparently I work fairly quickly, so I should be able to get quite a bit done in an hour. From what I've seen, a lot of artists just livestream the most interesting part of their work anyways, so I figure I'll do that approach.

    And Zathros, a friend and I plan to do a test livesteream tomorrow. I figured that the kind folks here at Zealot would be the perfect test audience. Don't sticky anything just yet, though; I've yet to actually test my equipment (or create a livestream account for that matter).

    What my friend had planned was that he'd mod the stream while I...y'know, stream, and him, me, and another guy just chat about the model and other related topics the whole time, maybe even lapse into some other stuff if we have time.

    But, here's what I want to know from you guys:
    What stream time is good? (I plan to do it at around 7:00 or 8PM EST)
    and how long should it be?
  7. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    I will sincerely try and remember that, but I may not be home, but I may be. :)
  8. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    Alright, my friend and I have managed to set everything up; stream starts at 7:45PM EST!
  9. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

  10. Retired_for_now

    Retired_for_now New Guy

    Interesting - there's always someone out in cyberspace who will tune in (or catch it on YouTube). Live might be to slow to be a spectator sport. Maybe editted to flow the comments about what you're trying to do, some screen captures as you execute that vision, and a time-lapse of the build might get some interest. Telling the story of your vision as it is rendered and then emerges from the virtual to the real ...

  11. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    What he said!! Unless you blow some up or set them on fire!! :)
  12. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    1) Go Mythbusters and blow things up for the hell of it
    2) ???
    3) PROFIT.
  13. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    It would be performance art!! :)

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