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Tortfeasor

Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« on: March 01, 2018, 07:18:06 am »

A little nit picky, but why do we have a mic stand and not mics in the podium? Watch pressers at other schools and they are a little more professional. Also, basketball pressers take place on a white folding table with no cover. All this looks a little bush league. Rant over.
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018, 08:09:53 am »

I would be happy if I could just hear the question being asked.
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2018, 08:11:12 am »

I would be happy if I could just hear the question being asked.
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2018, 08:16:03 am »

I would be happy if I could just hear the question being asked.

If nothing else, someone should caption the question at the bottom of the video. 
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2018, 08:20:37 am »

This been a issue for several years.
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2018, 08:54:24 am »

This been a issue for several years.

Yep. Very annoying
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2018, 09:13:23 am »

I would be happy if I could just hear the question being asked.
Agreed...this makes our press conferences almost unwatchable.
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2018, 10:24:38 am »

Agreed...this makes our press conferences almost unwatchable.

Maybe that's their point.......
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2018, 10:28:07 am »

Irwin used to help us out with that, but too many people crapped all over his efforts that he said the hell with that.  HV at it's finest.
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2018, 10:29:55 am »

We could at least have a bottle of Pepsi on the table.😉
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2018, 10:44:25 am »

We could at least have a bottle of Pepsi on the table.😉

Red Bull, for Morris!

As to why the PC's are bad, they designed a football center without a dedicated media room. You would have thought someone would have noticed that, but they use a hall, or regular room as a makeshift media room if I've read it correctly.
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Tortfeasor

Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2018, 11:04:07 am »

Yes, not being able to hear the questions is annoying, but the mic stand and white folding table are terrible as well.
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2018, 11:11:28 am »

A little nit picky, but why do we have a mic stand and not mics in the podium? Watch pressers at other schools and they are a little more professional. Also, basketball pressers take place on a white folding table with no cover. All this looks a little bush league. Rant over.

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Improve that and won’t be Busch league anymore.
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2018, 11:12:51 am »

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Improve that and won’t be Busch league anymore.

Budweiser or Michelob league?
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2018, 11:41:47 am »

doing them during another hog sporting event
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2018, 11:50:24 am »

I would be happy if I could just hear the question being asked.

 This... Why not put drop mics in the audience and have someone actually mix the conference after the fact so it can at least be followed without turning up your volume to max to hear the questions and then back down to hear the answers...
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2018, 12:27:40 pm »

I would be happy if I could just hear the question being asked.
That's not even a hard fix. Its almost like they are refusing to do it
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2018, 12:43:30 pm »

A little nit picky, but why do we have a mic stand and not mics in the podium? Watch pressers at other schools and they are a little more professional. Also, basketball pressers take place on a white folding table with no cover. All this looks a little bush league. Rant over.
That's what happens when you have amateurs running things. It's laughable, really.
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2018, 02:38:35 pm »

I would be happy if I could just hear the question being asked.
How true. This has been a persistent issue for as far back as I can remember. Can't tell you how many times a coach or someone else has made some comment or statement in response to a question that was asked but one couldn't hear.
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2018, 02:47:51 pm »

They use college students to set up the mics and control the audio. It's hit and miss. Believe me we have more issues with the way they do things than that you guys do. Way too often the audio is completely screwed up which is why we show up early to test it.  Usually by the time the pressers start it's been fixed but it's a fight at times. One of the kids ended up admitting one day that they are told to blame it on our camera settings when the audio is bad.



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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2018, 02:51:50 pm »

At times they've passed mics around for the media when they ask questions. The problem with that is somebody has to turn the audio up and down before and after the question or the answers sounds hollow. It can be done but again it would take somebody that knows what they're doing and most of those college kids they use are only minimally trained.
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Tortfeasor

Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2018, 02:56:08 pm »

Why can’t these issues be fixed? It’s not a great appearance.
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2018, 03:09:20 pm »

Why can’t these issues be fixed? It’s not a great appearance.

They use college students to set up the mics and control the audio. It's hit and miss. Believe me we have more issues with the way they do things than that you guys do. Way too often the audio is completely screwed up which is why we show up early to test it.  Usually by the time the pressers start it's been fixed but it's a fight at times. One of the kids ended up admitting one day that they are told to blame it on our camera settings when the audio is bad.

They’ve had this issues for years/decades. Not having a dedicated media room is a missed opportunity. Not having an audio engineer on staff to handle this situation and leaving it up the av Students is another bad move... +1 to the person who called for drop down mikes and an audio engineer. The tools and properly trained people need to be in place to make it work. I always disagreed strongly with those in the Administration whose idea it was to use students instead of professional crew on things like this and it always made us look like amateurs. Hire a Professional and mentor the AV students. That works.

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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2018, 03:19:04 pm »

Why can’t these issues be fixed? It’s not a great appearance.
No one in the athletic department has ever seen it as a problem.
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2018, 04:58:18 pm »

No one in the athletic department has ever seen it as a problem.

If the purpose of the press conference is just to answer reporters’ questions that is understandable.  If part of the purpose is to broadcast/stream the conference for public consumption, it makes no sense for the reporter’s questions to be inaudible. Seems like an easy fix from a production standpoint if production is important.
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2018, 05:05:34 pm »

At times they've passed mics around for the media when they ask questions. The problem with that is somebody has to turn the audio up and down before and after the question or the answers sounds hollow. It can be done but again it would take somebody that knows what they're doing and most of those college kids they use are only minimally trained.

Oh for Christ's sake... you mean to tell me that a freaking college kid can't figure out how to work a volume control.  jeez
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2018, 05:43:32 pm »

No one in the athletic department has ever seen it as a problem.

Well, it is and it needs to be addressed.
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2018, 05:44:29 pm »

Well, it is and it needs to be addressed.

Have you contacted the athletic department?
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2018, 05:50:21 pm »

Oh for Christ's sake... you mean to tell me that a freaking college kid can't figure out how to work a volume control.  jeez

Maybe if there was an app...
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #29 on: March 01, 2018, 06:44:12 pm »

This... Why not put drop mics in the audience and have someone actually mix the conference after the fact so it can at least be followed without turning up your volume to max to hear the questions and then back down to hear the answers...

That would be too professional and make too much sense.
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2018, 07:27:39 pm »

Oh for Christ's sake... you mean to tell me that a freaking college kid can't figure out how to work a volume control.  jeez
That's what I'm telling you. You have to be quick at it. As soon as the question stops that mic should be killed. Instead, quite often the mic was not killed for two or three seconds so the first few words of a player or coach's response sounded funky.

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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2018, 08:54:34 pm »

That's what I'm telling you. You have to be quick at it. As soon as the question stops that mic should be killed. Instead, quite often the mic was not killed for two or three seconds so the first few words of a player or coach's response sounded funky.


It’s tough to believe that with today’s technology there isn’t an easy way for the viewer to hear the questions from the press.
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #32 on: March 01, 2018, 08:55:00 pm »

We aren't going to play questions asked by other media in our stories and it takes up time.
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2018, 09:58:28 pm »

It’s tough to believe that with today’s technology there isn’t an easy way for the viewer to hear the questions from the press.

Running an audio board with more than one “open” mic has it’s moments and you need someone that knows how to run the board like Mike says above or the feedback screech would
really be painful to the ears. But... Good news, tonight’s post practice pc had an open mic for the press so you can hear the questions. Maybe they just ran both mics to the pool camera and called it a day. Regardless, please enjoy this link with the post practice pc with questions.

http://www.arkansasrazorbacks.com/sport/m-footbl/
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2018, 12:59:39 am »

I would be happy if I could just hear the question being asked.


This x 1000.


so janky
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2018, 03:04:45 am »

Didn't you know? We are Bush League!
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2018, 05:59:20 am »

I heard when Jeff Long left he took the good tables and podiums with him. I bet they are stored in his garage, we should just go over there and take them back.
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2018, 08:32:25 am »

Brian Regan, the comedian, explains this in his latest comedy stand up on Netflix. You may be able to find the bit on you tube but he does a whole Q&A exactly as we're discussing. His responses are awesome. Enjoy.
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2018, 11:01:16 am »

Running an audio board with more than one “open” mic has it’s moments and you need someone that knows how to run the board like Mike says above or the feedback screech would
really be painful to the ears. But... Good news, tonight’s post practice pc had an open mic for the press so you can hear the questions. Maybe they just ran both mics to the pool camera and called it a day. Regardless, please enjoy this link with the post practice pc with questions.

http://www.arkansasrazorbacks.com/sport/m-footbl/

Wow! That was much improved.  I don't know if Mike visited the new AD or Coach and told them about our historical issue here or what.  But I could actually hear question and answer in that link.

Thanks
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #39 on: March 02, 2018, 11:35:49 am »

Wow! That was much improved.  I don't know if Mike visited the new AD or Coach and told them about our historical issue here or what.  But I could actually hear question and answer in that link.

Thanks

It’s great to finally get this scratched off the list! Big thanks to whomever got this resolved!

Thanks #hammerdown

Have a great weekend man!

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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #40 on: March 03, 2018, 11:27:37 am »

Red Bull, for Morris!

As to why the PC's are bad, they designed a football center without a dedicated media room. You would have thought someone would have noticed that, but they use a hall, or regular room as a makeshift media room if I've read it correctly.

Bobby didn't like the media. It would have been first class and full scale had BB had any say.
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #41 on: March 03, 2018, 04:19:35 pm »

I would be happy if I could just hear the question being asked.
Good luck with THAT. Ain’t happenin. I have concluded that is against policy.
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #42 on: March 03, 2018, 04:24:35 pm »

A little nit picky, but why do we have a mic stand and not mics in the podium? Watch pressers at other schools and they are a little more professional. Also, basketball pressers take place on a white folding table with no cover. All this looks a little bush league. Rant over.
They have them in Little Rock.
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #43 on: March 07, 2018, 10:51:04 pm »

At times they've passed mics around for the media when they ask questions. The problem with that is somebody has to turn the audio up and down before and after the question or the answers sounds hollow. It can be done but again it would take somebody that knows what they're doing and most of those college kids they use are only minimally trained.
All they need is one dedicated mike for all questions, and media members asking the questions would have to step up to the mike to ask them.  This isn't rocket science.

I have watched two of Morris' pressers so far, and couldn't hear one single question being asked.  This is very unprofessional.
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #44 on: March 07, 2018, 11:03:31 pm »

They’ve had this issues for years/decades. Not having a dedicated media room is a missed opportunity. Not having an audio engineer on staff to handle this situation and leaving it up the av Students is another bad move... +1 to the person who called for drop down mikes and an audio engineer. The tools and properly trained people need to be in place to make it work. I always disagreed strongly with those in the Administration whose idea it was to use students instead of professional crew on things like this and it always made us look like amateurs. Hire a Professional and mentor the AV students. That works.

There is no money to hire an audio engineer for $35,000. All of the salary money is being used up by the crowd of senior associate and associate athletic directors who make around $150k-$300k/year.
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #45 on: March 07, 2018, 11:10:31 pm »

I'll contact HY tomorrow and see what can be done.
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #46 on: March 08, 2018, 01:30:20 am »

There is no money to hire an audio engineer for $35,000. All of the salary money is being used up by the crowd of senior associate and associate athletic directors who make around $150k-$300k/year.

I completely understand and you’re right. I also should have phrased it differently in terms of work description like an A/V Specialist but the title doesn’t matter when there is not the budget nor the thought process to remedy the situation on a permanent and professional basis. Thanks for your input.

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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #47 on: March 08, 2018, 01:22:13 pm »

Red Bull, for Morris!

As to why the PC's are bad, they designed a football center without a dedicated media room. You would have thought someone would have noticed that, but they use a hall, or regular room as a makeshift media room if I've read it correctly.
You do note that the backdrop is duct-taped to the wall?

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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #48 on: March 08, 2018, 01:25:12 pm »

You do note that the backdrop is duct-taped to the wall?

EFBAB

Well, don't expect them to super glue it to the wall, they use that wall for other purposes, like separating rooms!
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Re: Something that bothers me about our press conferences
« Reply #49 on: March 08, 2018, 03:52:44 pm »

Well, don't expect them to super glue it to the wall, they use that wall for other purposes, like separating rooms!

Velcro might be a better look than duct tape (or was it Duck Tape)?
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