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(WTFark)   Hey everyone - here's pilot #3 for a Fark video project (with Mike Phirman), let me know what you think -Drew   ( ora.tv) divider line
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2014-01-16 01:42:08 PM  
Hey everyone - we're working with Mike Phirman (Fark handle: Phirm) and Ora.tv on a Fark Video project.  Unlike last time around, we've been working with TotalFarkers as a test group for input on how to make the show better.  This is the first pilot ep we've mainpaged, and we're interested in your input

Ps I'm not sure how much more lame that paragraph could have sounded, but we really do want to hear your input J

Pss among many of the things mentioned by TFers, we're tweaking camera angles, screen images, and removing topic tags from the intro that don't actually appear on Fark
2014-01-16 01:45:08 PM  
Moar boobs, please.
2014-01-16 01:45:32 PM  
FarkTV: Electric Boogaloo?
2014-01-16 01:47:01 PM  
You're doing Subway commercials? Look at you! Good work, everyone!
2014-01-16 01:47:37 PM  
I'm upset that I wasn't a top commenter.
2014-01-16 01:48:47 PM  
Mike is good, likeable and not too arrogant.
Visually good, I like the overlay technique.
Script is a bit bland.  Could be punchier, more sarcastic and witty.  More Talk Soup.
Showing top 3 comments was the best part.

/but what do I know.
2014-01-16 01:49:53 PM  
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2014-01-16 01:50:10 PM  
Not bad. I didn't even cringe. My only suggestion is next time use a thread that I won funniest comment on.

Oh and the tags, yeah, use the real ones.
2014-01-16 01:50:56 PM  
Needs to be more concise, the jokes are far too drawn out.
2014-01-16 01:51:49 PM  
View porn makes you, um....wuts that werd?
2014-01-16 01:51:54 PM  
Kinda commercially. Which is fine if you wanted to make a commercial. Cute girl.
2014-01-16 01:53:00 PM  
Mark is a very nice man.

He (and my wife) have no sense of smell.

They are anosmic.
2014-01-16 01:53:44 PM  
The girl is nice to watch. Phirm's delivery is great.

"I've been married for 11 potatoes" made me spit up my coffee.
2014-01-16 01:55:33 PM  
I always thought this is the format the video project should have gone in the first place because the thing that is great about Fark is the user contributed har-hars.

I liked it.  Of course I didn't love it because my screamingly hilarious recycled vaudeville and ham-fisted barely cogent and feebly executed Paintshoops weren't featured, but hey, there's always the next video.
2014-01-16 01:56:00 PM  

busy chillin': Not bad. I didn't even cringe. My only suggestion is next time use a thread that I won funniest comment on.

Oh and the tags, yeah, use the real ones.

My 2 cents.
2014-01-16 01:57:38 PM  
Very Chris Hardwick ish from G4. And that's not an endorsement....
2014-01-16 01:58:07 PM  
Having survived "FarkTV" I have to say that this shows a lot of promise.  The interaction between Phirm and the girl needs to be snappier, though.
2014-01-16 01:58:14 PM  
It's got a good beat and you can dance to it
2014-01-16 02:00:09 PM  
Is this basically just a commercial for FARK?  If not, it just looks like a commercial for FARK.  If so, who is going to see it?
2014-01-16 02:00:40 PM  
Why, though?
2014-01-16 02:00:47 PM  
With sweat and dead man's balls?
2014-01-16 02:01:34 PM  
Yea. Right. Drew, you'll just hype the hell out of it, then forget about it less than six months to a year later.
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2014-01-16 02:02:07 PM  
But, but... I still haven't gotten over FarkTV!
2014-01-16 02:03:46 PM  
There's a tracker explosion on that site. Is there any service not hooked up there to glean pennies off my Likes, +1s, +Ps, Tweets, Stumbles, Widget, Hoodahs, APIs, Quantbeacons, CrowdBuzzes.

If you're that hard up for cash, maybe pick up a daytime job.
2014-01-16 02:04:00 PM  
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2014-01-16 02:05:22 PM  

Cake Hunter: Why, though?

It's a bypass. You've got to build bypasses.
2014-01-16 02:05:24 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: Is this basically just a commercial for FARK?  If not, it just looks like a commercial for FARK.  If so, who is going to see it?

That's what I felt too.  What's next?  A live reenactment of that poor SOB Farker that got his balls stuck in the chair.
2014-01-16 02:06:29 PM  

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Drew is this a repeat of that shiat?
2014-01-16 02:07:16 PM  
Good stuff, Drew.
2014-01-16 02:07:33 PM  

LeroyBourne: That's what I felt too. What's next? A live reenactment of that poor SOB Farker that got his balls stuck in the chair.

Are you getting this, Drew?  There is some solid programming advice right there.
2014-01-16 02:08:04 PM  
Um...keep working at it. Who knows?

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2014-01-16 02:08:05 PM  
i liked the upbeat style, and haven't seen the first two pilots yet, but with mike standing up and the shots changing and him bouncing in and out i found it difficult to take in the content when it got a bit technical. it was like it was a bit too much information to take in and a bit too fast for me what with what was going on in screen. i think the fast bouncy delivery might work for a shorter clip when you've got less overall to process and will be like "wtf?" anyway. i guess you went for the presentation style because you don't want it being dull.

/i am not an expert in this kind of thing by a long shot, so i admit i don't really know what i'm talking about

//what is the purpose / audience / where will it be shown, etc?
2014-01-16 02:08:22 PM  
It's basically an ad for Fark.  Is that the intention?  Where are these going to be shown?  Please don't get into the whole "10 weird things... " buzzfeed paid blogging crap.  That bs needs to die
2014-01-16 02:10:30 PM  
Because you asked...

It has a lot of potential and the host is a good choice. I like how a Fark thread is referenced.

That part when it quickly cuts to a movie scene, made me wanting more of those fast cuts/quicker rhythm for the whole thing.
Needs to be catered more to the ADD crowd, aka the entire internet.

btw: does Fark own this (inactive) YouTube channel?

If not, oerhaps you could *cough* acquire it.. might be a better place to post the vids/gain subscribers.
/No offense to ora.tv's YT channel, just sayin'
2014-01-16 02:14:14 PM  
Top comments were a nice touch. It's a little Talk Soup like some said, which is neither bad nor great. Seems like the delivery is a bit dated and the friendliness is too contrived, especially for such a cynical place like Fark. Nice production quality, graphics, and editing. Needs more... uh... zazz. If only I weren't on my phone and could link Murderface saying that.
2014-01-16 02:14:20 PM  
Honestly, awesome. Tremendous potential. Good pacing, too.

/btw, female, super high IQ (probably why I love FARK), oh, and I love a great lusty banging as often as possible. Works if you're a single woman, too. Who the hell needs a husband?
2014-01-16 02:15:05 PM  
This is better than Fark TV and I haven't even watched it.
2014-01-16 02:15:09 PM  
It looks like every show on Spike TV and I hate every show on Spike TV.

/That's why I don't watch Spike TV
2014-01-16 02:15:18 PM  
I still cant believe you got matt Damon to work on this.
2014-01-16 02:15:50 PM  
...and I liked Fark TV.. wouldn't mind seeing some more comedy skits.. maybe Cracked could get in on it.
2014-01-16 02:16:57 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: Um...keep working at it. Who knows?

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2014-01-16 02:17:27 PM  
It's your Fark and you can Fark if you want to.

I think the presenter should be off to the side, an upside down floating head, a "The Rock" angled head, a swirling-down-the-toilet head around the edges...anything to give more room for content.

Additionally, you might play up the meme side of Fark with things like  Jenny McCarthy and The Rock and other memes making appearances over the video.  A Jenny McCarthy meme saying she has plenty of sex might have helped the presenter...

I don't know. Good luck.
2014-01-16 02:18:16 PM  
I will enjoy these episodes when I'm too drunk to read, and including more comments would enhance things.
2014-01-16 02:18:39 PM  
SuperDeluxe two, electric boogaloo.
2014-01-16 02:19:07 PM  
Hello - Is this thread on?
2014-01-16 02:19:59 PM  
o.k. i've watched it twice now.

It wasn't as good as the Jack Horkheimer show Star Gazers but it wasn't worse.

the format is acceptable, the subject matter seemed a like you used the dart board method (although i'll admit it came together better the second time). I liked Phirman, the hot chick needs to lighten up on the wardrobe.
hard to come to a definitive conclusion based on one snippet, i would have to see moar to really give an honest critique.

/so do another
//maybe there was another & i simply didn't look
2014-01-16 02:21:36 PM  
2014-01-16 02:21:47 PM  
Needs more: bullet-time, explosions, ninjas, flying squirrels, quick edits
Needs less: hands in pockets, mouse on mouse action, math

I keed, looks pretty good.
2014-01-16 02:22:13 PM  
It's watchable, a big improvement on farktv. The graphics and brand need work though, they look quite amateur at the moment.
2014-01-16 02:23:50 PM  
as said, the comments are what makes Fark Fark, so maybe have a random post that didn't win a category in the videos as well. It could be the super serious on topic TL;DR guy or the troll that posts pure vitriol and you feel a bit sick after reading it.

Or course everybody's favorite, the "Who?" guy from the entertainment tab.

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