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Re: Questions for Stoo Cambridge

Post by jdanddiet » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:05 pm

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Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:21 pm
So, the interview lasted 90 minutes and the transcript is 13,000 words... now to cram as much of the interesting stuff into the article...
Good luck with that Andrew!
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Re: Questions for Stoo Cambridge

Post by merman » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:19 pm

ely wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:46 pm
merman wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:21 pm
So, the interview lasted 90 minutes and the transcript is 13,000 words... now to cram as much of the interesting stuff into the article...
Looking forward to it, better to have too much that too little :)
Yeah... although I have shrunk it down to 5300 words so far, there's plenty of the interesting (and previously unknown) stuff in there. I may have to do a big DVD extras thread for this one, it was so much fun talking to Stoo.
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Re: Questions for Stoo Cambridge

Post by RichL » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:44 pm

Put all of it in - 8 page special.

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Re: Questions for Stoo Cambridge

Post by merman » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:20 pm

RichL wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:44 pm
Put all of it in - 8 page special.
It's In The Chair, so I only get six...
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Re: Questions for Stoo Cambridge

Post by ely » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:09 am

merman wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:20 pm
It's In The Chair, so I only get six...
I'm always curious about why articles have a set number of pages. In instances like this where you have a lot of great content would there ever be a disscussion about getting extra pages and holding back another small article to another issue?

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Re: Questions for Stoo Cambridge

Post by merman » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:22 am

ely wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:09 am
merman wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:20 pm
It's In The Chair, so I only get six...
I'm always curious about why articles have a set number of pages. In instances like this where you have a lot of great content would there ever be a disscussion about getting extra pages and holding back another small article to another issue?
Issues are planned out in advance and then the writers get the Purchase Order for a set number of pages. In this case it was short notice that they needed an interview piece, I suggested Stoo and we just kept talking...
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Re: Questions for Stoo Cambridge

Post by ely » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:37 pm

merman wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:22 am
Issues are planned out in advance and then the writers get the Purchase Order for a set number of pages. In this case it was short notice that they needed an interview piece, I suggested Stoo and we just kept talking...
Fair enough, from a business perspective it makes sense, just a shame lots of "stuff" will be edited out to fit it in. I'm sure this goes has always been the case with filling content for magazines.

I'm really looking forward to reading the Stoo interview regardless.

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Re: Questions for Stoo Cambridge

Post by Eric » Fri May 17, 2019 1:45 pm

merman wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:19 pm
ely wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:46 pm
merman wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:21 pm
So, the interview lasted 90 minutes and the transcript is 13,000 words... now to cram as much of the interesting stuff into the article...
Looking forward to it, better to have too much that too little :)
Yeah... although I have shrunk it down to 5300 words so far, there's plenty of the interesting (and previously unknown) stuff in there. I may have to do a big DVD extras thread for this one, it was so much fun talking to Stoo.
Can a “DVD Extras” article not be included several months later as a follow up piece as there is surely alot of good interview content us readers are missing due to page counts?
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Re: Questions for Stoo Cambridge

Post by merman » Fri May 17, 2019 2:30 pm

Eric wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 1:45 pm
merman wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:19 pm
ely wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:46 pm
Looking forward to it, better to have too much that too little :)
Yeah... although I have shrunk it down to 5300 words so far, there's plenty of the interesting (and previously unknown) stuff in there. I may have to do a big DVD extras thread for this one, it was so much fun talking to Stoo.
Can a “DVD Extras” article not be included several months later as a follow up piece as there is surely alot of good interview content us readers are missing due to page counts?
Due to being busy (organising my wedding) I have not had time to do the DVD extras threads for this Stoo interview and Crazy Taxi.

I personally am in two minds about follow-up pieces - yes, it would be nice to get more content in, as a reader I would rather see new subjects/interviewees.
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