Thursday, October 8, 2009

Do YOU Want to Host This Show?

Mike Smeth, owner of The Cardboard Connection and I have been discussing the possibility of creating a monthly, hobby news-esque show called "The Cardboard Report". Each month, the show will feature viewer-generated videos highlighting the best of what hobby has to offer. Did you go to a card show or flea market in search of cardboard gold? Bring your camera along, and give us some commentary. Thinking about doing a product review or box break? Do it on video, and send it in. Do you enjoy getting your point across and sparking intelligent and thought provoking conversation? Get it on video, and reach a wider audience.

Still image from animated intro sequence that is currently in production.

We are currently searching for a host, as well as monthly contributors. The host position would be fairly intensive, and would require you to be witty, and have some writing skills, as well as a decent video camera. The show is meant to be funny, and the host would deliver a quick humorous monologue, and then segue between the viewer generated videos. You would be required to write and record your own material, but it is also a tremendous opportunity for someone with possible Hollywood aspirations. It is essential that the host be a collector themselves, to preserve authenticity. Currently, there is no monetary compensation available. The host and any/all contributors would be compensated in cards.

Aside from needing a host, we are always looking for video content for the show, and for that, we rely on you. It doesn't matter whether you've got a professional video camera, or a crappy web cam, we want your videos! This show won't be possible unless you are a part of it, so if you've got a video camera, and a voice, hit the record button. The possibilities are endless here, and the hobby world is your oyster. There is only 1 limitation here, and that is your video must be hobby related, and that's all. Do you have a great idea for a monthly feature? Send me an email, and get involved. We want this to be the best hobby show on the web, and that won't be possible without the support of the collecting community.

How is all of this going to work? It's actually pretty simple. All content will be sent to me, and I will be editing together each month's episode. Once we figure out how much and what we've got to work with each month, the host will then generate his material, and record each episodes intro monologue and segue sequences. At the end of the month, each new episode goes up and is featured on The Cardboard Connection website.

If you're interested in contributing, or want to be the host of what very well could end up among the finest hobby programs ever created, please leave a comment, or drop me an email. Even if you're not interested in participating, and have some ideas about what would be cool, and what types of things you'd like to see featured, please comment. I cannot stress enough that this show won't be successful without everyone's input.


  1. Sounds exciting! Count me in as at least a contributor/correspondent!

  2. This idea is awesome! If I had more time/hadn't lost my video camera software, I'd contemplate hosting. But I don't think I could do it as is. I'm so excited for this though!

  3. I need to shake off this job loss funk, and get my ass going!

    Count me in!


  4. I'd be interested in contributing.

  5. Dang, I've got the witty (*cough*allegedly) and the writing skills, and a crapton of free time, but I'm seriously lacking in decent video camera depertment.