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Post by marnold » Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:18 pm

Is there a video online somewhere of good quizbowl being played? I'm trying to explain what the game is to incoming freshmen who've never played anything even resembling quizbowl and the only concrete representations I can find are It's Academic, various podcasts or videos involving the distinguished Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering. Since it makes the most sense to show what an average game looks like, anything televised is pretty misleading and I'd never want to do quizbowl if all games looked like CBI. Podcasts don't do well illustrating the team-aspect or just the general atmosphere, but I guess it's better than nothing.

So if I missed something, point me in the direction of a video of NAQT or mACF being played. If no such thing exists, perhaps it'd be useful to have one just as a community resource.
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Re: Video?

Post by pray for elves » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:07 pm

Video exists of this year's ICT championship game, but I'm not sure if it's been officially published online yet. You may still be able to get it, though.
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Re: Video?

Post by Schweizerkas » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:19 pm

Yeah, I videotaped this year's ICT final, but it wasn't my video camera, so Arnav Moudgil is the person who actually has the video. I don't believe he's put it online in any format yet, though.
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Re: Video?

Post by dtaylor4 » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:28 pm

I know for a fact the 2004 ICT UG final was taped (I have seen part of it), but have no idea who has it.

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Post by First Chairman » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:43 pm

I hope appropriate permissions were secured.
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Post by Mike Bentley » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:01 pm

ILoveReeses wrote:I hope appropriate permissions were secured.
NAQT is fine with it.
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Post by The Atom Strikes! » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:51 pm

Wasn't the final of PACE videotaped?
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Post by ihavenoidea » Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:24 pm

Mike,

I cannot open that file. What sort of player should i use to open it?
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Post by Mike Bentley » Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:33 pm

ihavenoidea wrote:Mike,

I cannot open that file. What sort of player should i use to open it?
You can probably play it with this: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Also, if anyone has the ability to split that video up into segments of less than 10 minutes, please let me know. I would be interested in posting it on Youtube.
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Post by NoahMinkCHS » Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:00 pm

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:Also, if anyone has the ability to split that video up into segments of less than 10 minutes, please let me know. I would be interested in posting it on Youtube.
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Re: Video?

Post by Captain Sinico » Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:32 am

dtaylor4 wrote:I know for a fact the 2004 ICT UG final was taped (I have seen part of it), but have no idea who has it.
I've got this. It's a good match, but the sound quality isn't great (R. is facing away and our team is at the peak of its mumbly phase) and the file's pretty big (~300 MB.) Let me know if you want it.

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Post by cornfused » Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:47 am

cornfusedATcomcastDOTnet, please, Mike.
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Post by The Time Keeper » Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:01 am

The ICT video had great quality and picked up the audio really well. Hopefully this could be the start of a trend of video recording qb matches along with just audio. I don't know how practical that is for more than just finals matches since you'd need someone extra to work the camera as opposed to just letting a tape recorder sit there, but it's definitely a great way to show quizbowl at a high level to someone who has no idea what the difference between quizbowl and say, Jeopardy, is. I assume by now that decent camcorders are cheap and plentiful enough for a few people to experiment with this at upcoming events if others think it's a good idea.
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Post by bsmith » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:08 am

Dolemite wrote:The ICT video had great quality and picked up the audio really well. Hopefully this could be the start of a trend of video recording qb matches along with just audio. I don't know how practical that is for more than just finals matches since you'd need someone extra to work the camera as opposed to just letting a tape recorder sit there, but it's definitely a great way to show quizbowl at a high level to someone who has no idea what the difference between quizbowl and say, Jeopardy, is. I assume by now that decent camcorders are cheap and plentiful enough for a few people to experiment with this at upcoming events if others think it's a good idea.
There's a person who moderates events in Canada and videotapes several matches. He does it for "video replay" evidence in case of a protest, and deletes the video after the match (for privacy and to free up space on the disk).
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Post by First Chairman » Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:39 am

SwissBoy wrote:Wasn't the final of PACE videotaped?
Someone did videotape it from TJ I think.
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Post by Megalomaniacal Panda on Absinthe » Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:03 pm

ILoveReeses wrote:
Someone did videotape it from TJ I think.
It was my mother, actually. The only problem being that pretty much everything is inaudible.
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Post by Mike Bentley » Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:27 pm

Wigner's friend wrote:
ILoveReeses wrote:
Someone did videotape it from TJ I think.
It was my mother, actually. The only problem being that pretty much everything is inaudible.
Hypothetically someone could sync up the audio with the podcast audio if they really wanted to.
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Post by Megalomaniacal Panda on Absinthe » Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:12 pm

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:
Hypothetically someone could sync up the audio with the podcast audio if they really wanted to.
Yeah, I had that thought, though I don't have the time to do so. But if anyone wants to volunteer, I can upload the video.
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