Studio D: Day 12

It’s nice to be refreshed! I took a week off and just baked in the sun, and spent time with my wife and kids. It was well needed, and now I feel like I could build 11 Studio D’s!

So, here’s the story… one of our viewers from the GTA contacted me about our security system needs, and on Day 12, he made the trip up the highway to visit Studio D and start laying the wiring needed to keep the studio protected from bad guys and robots.

My secret motivation also surrounded the fact that I didn’t want to be doing electrical work without someone spotting me.

This viewer’s name is Anthony, and on today’s Backstage Pass video, you’ll get the introductions.

As you know, the Teespring campaign ended, and my sweatshirt just arrived. It’s really awesome! So you’ll get to see that today too! And if you want one, well, head over to teespring.com/category5 and tell them you want them to re-open the campaign by clicking the “WAIT! I still want one” button. All proceeds go to getting us a brand new camera to make my shiny head even shinier, and give you the bestest show ever.

Check out today’s video!

Thanks for your continued support of our Studio D project! It’s happening, folks!!

-Robbie

Studio D: Day 11

The day after Paulo visited, I continued working on the wiring while a friend joined me to help clean the tiles.

The next few weeks will be very busy with all we need to do at Studio D, so I took some downtime last week to prevent burnout.

Thanks for your continued support! More to come later this week.

-Robbie

Season 6 Upgrade Survey

Well, Season 6 is upon us, and I’ve been really working hard to establish a good strong sponsor base.  Thanks to your support by clicking banners and purchasing products from our supporters (please, keep it up!), we’ll be able to further improve things on the set of Category5 TV this year.

Here are my ideas, and what I’d ask is that you comment below with your vote or your own ideas if you have some that are better.
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SSD and a Flight Box.

With upcoming remote broadcasts such as our annual cottage special, and the 5th anniversary show, one of my quests this year has been to come up with an economical but functional portable studio rig.

Our biggest issue simply stems from the fact that we’ve grown a lot in the last year.  Our broadcast studio requires very powerful computers to make the show happen.  That’s not easy to do in a portable studio rig.

Sure, big budget shows can look at things like TriCaster, but that’s not us.
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