When I first conceived the idea for Hyperlinked History and the whole Faceless Historian thing, I wanted it to be an online television show. At the very least I wanted to make an online documentary series with video, music, and the whole bit. So I shot a couple of test things and edited them together. Then I deleted that crap because good lord it was terrible.
A year or so later, I possess equipment and skills that I did not have back then. So I’m thrilled to announce that Hyperlinked History will evolve from being a simple podcast to a fully multimedia online show!
Now then, I have no illusions as to what a single guy can do with a couple of cameras and video editing software. So if you’re expecting high production values, forget it. Maybe something will happen later where I get better cameras or whatnot, but for now, anything that would look good enough for public cable access is good enough for me. Besides, I still think it’ll be entertaining and I invite you to tune in. Episodes will be short, something like 15 minutes or so. In other words, they’ll be the same length as the podcast, but with a more visually enhanced experience. (In other words, there will be a visual element at all.)
I’ve got a trailer ready and by “trailer” I mean “opening credits.” So here, for the first time online, the Faceless Historian goes visual!
I should have the first episode online by the end of August! Stay tuned!