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 Posted:   Apr 12, 2020 - 2:03 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

For me, Friday is always the best. But everyone has their favourite day, of course. Did anyone take a screenshot or something? I'm curious to see how many there were and how it all looked.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2020 - 2:21 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I was unable to join yesterday, but I partook in the previous two outings. We're using Zoom all the time anyway in homo office now, so getting setup is no problem.



In what, Nic?!

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2020 - 4:36 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

I was unable to join yesterday, but I partook in the previous two outings. We're using Zoom all the time anyway in homo office now, so getting setup is no problem.



In what, Nic?!


LOL! WTF? Now THAT was a funny as hell auto correct or whatever happened.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2020 - 4:42 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I wanted to make all kinds of jokes based on that autocorrect, but I wouldn't want to be crass in this day and age! big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2020 - 6:01 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I wanted to make all kinds of jokes based on that autocorrect, but I wouldn't want to be crass in this day and age! big grin


It’s being crass that keeps me cheerful.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2020 - 9:13 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

Hey Nick,

It gets confusing for people if I change the date/time once its booked, so I'll leave the next one on the 18th as-is.

But maybe we should alternate between Saturdays and Sundays in future. Some people struggle with Saturdays. Other people struggle with Sundays. If we alternate, more people will get a chance to share this.

Cheers




Hello Stephen,

What kind of contents do you provide during the Zoom meeting?
I mean how do organize the talkings to avoid cacophony?
Do you treat a theme or the latest releases or else?
Can you give me some leads?
Thanks.

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2020 - 12:05 PM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

Hey all,

Let me answer your questions.

We had about 20 people on the call yesterday. What did it look like? It looked about 20 small boxes with faces in them! I'm not trying to be glib, but honestly, there's not much to tell about what a Zoom call looks like.

I don't provide anything to the attendees, no. It's simply a social meeting.

There's no pre-written agenda. I generally start the ball rolling and the conversation normally takes it's own shape after a few minutes.

What do we talk about? New releases. Our experiences of meeting composers. Anecdotes. Sometimes we get some in-the-business anecdotes. That kind of thing.

For instance, yesterday we have Michael McGehee telling us his plans for New Discovery Recordings. Saul Pincus was telling is something about his editing experiences. We asked Lukas about his plans. A couple of guys realised they live quite close to each other and will probably meet for coffee once this crisis over.

It was pleasant, social, interested conversations.

I don't record it, no. For one thing, that's a GDPR nightmare, and for another, the conversation would be stunted if people thought they were being recorded.

There isn't generally a problem with it being a cacophony of noise, the attendees are normally pretty good at listening when someone else is talking and finding the gap to speak.

However, if it becomes problematic, I'm prepared to step in as a moderator and guide the traffic.

I hope that answers everyone's questions.

I really isn't complicated, you just click the link, join, and enjoy a sociable hour of chat between friends.

Cheers

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2020 - 12:18 PM   
 By:   On the Score   (Member)

Looking forward to the next one

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2020 - 12:33 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

Hey all,

Let me answer your questions.

We had about 20 people on the call yesterday. What did it look like? It looked about 20 small boxes with faces in them! I'm not trying to be glib, but honestly, there's not much to tell about what a Zoom call looks like.

I don't provide anything to the attendees, no. It's simply a social meeting.

There's no pre-written agenda. I generally start the ball rolling and the conversation normally takes it's own shape after a few minutes.

What do we talk about? New releases. Our experiences of meeting composers. Anecdotes. Sometimes we get some in-the-business anecdotes. That kind of thing.

For instance, yesterday we have Michael McGehee telling us his plans for New Discovery Recordings. Saul Pincus was telling is something about his editing experiences. We asked Lukas about his plans. A couple of guys realised they live quite close to each other and will probably meet for coffee once this crisis over.

It was pleasant, social, interested conversations.

I don't record it, no. For one thing, that's a GDPR nightmare, and for another, the conversation would be stunted if people thought they were being recorded.

There isn't generally a problem with it being a cacophony of noise, the attendees are normally pretty good at listening when someone else is talking and finding the gap to speak.

However, if it becomes problematic, I'm prepared to step in as a moderator and guide the traffic.

I hope that answers everyone's questions.

I really isn't complicated, you just click the link, join, and enjoy a sociable hour of chat between friends.

Cheers


Thanks again.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2020 - 1:37 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Yikes! 20 people? Must have been several people who just tuned in to listen to everyone else.

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2020 - 2:17 PM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

I'd say most of the group spoke up in the conversation. A few just listened.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2020 - 8:37 PM   
 By:   jpteacher568   (Member)

I used ZOOM for a panel that I was on at a recent science fiction conventions, for association meetings and academic work, so I would be up for a video with other film music fans and professionals. But, you would have to send the login information via email to the members of this messageboard to prevent ZOOMBOMBING and hackers from getting in.

James

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2020 - 8:45 PM   
 By:   jpteacher568   (Member)

There is also a phone-in option with Zoom, correct?

Ye, there is the phone-in option.

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2020 - 9:56 PM   
 By:   Replicant006   (Member)

Heck, I just might work up the nerve to join in next time around, time permitting. I probably could've joined this last one - would've needed to set up ZOOM as I've never used it before - but I felt like I didn't have anything to contribute. I'm not in the film score business or music business, just your average guy who listens to film scores. I wonder how many others out there are hesitant as well. Anyway, it's a great idea. Being a lover of film music, there's typically no one around to talk to about that love except here on this forum.

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2020 - 10:17 PM   
 By:   Zoragoth   (Member)

Would be fun if someone could record and post a link for those of us who miss these meetups.

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2020 - 10:54 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Would be fun if someone could record and post a link for those of us who miss these meetups.

None of us here want to be recorded for all time on these Zoom calls, sorry. If you miss out, then you miss out, we can't always attend every event we want.

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2020 - 12:20 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

For the next session, we should have some sort of topic agenda also laid out in advance so that people can remain on topic.

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2020 - 12:26 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Heck, I just might work up the nerve to join in next time around, time permitting. I probably could've joined this last one - would've needed to set up ZOOM as I've never used it before - but I felt like I didn't have anything to contribute. I'm not in the film score business or music business, just your average guy who listens to film scores. I wonder how many others out there are hesitant as well. Anyway, it's a great idea. Being a lover of film music, there's typically no one around to talk to about that love except here on this forum.

I know what you mean. Felt a bit the same myself. It’s a great idea though as I’m sure a lot of us don’t have a lot of mates that share the same love of film music.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2020 - 12:55 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

For the next session, we should have some sort of topic agenda also laid out in advance so that people can remain on topic.

Can you give us the topic?
Thanks.

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2020 - 12:58 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

The meetings I set up are mostly 'just' 'ordinary' fans mixing with a few people who have some stories to tell. So please don't think you're not welcome just because you're an 'ordinary' fan. Everyone is welcome.

It's worked great so far. I try and get everybody speaking if I can, but some people do just want to listen.

Anyway, I appreciate all the comments guys, but let's keep this simple.

I started my meetings a few weeks ago simply to be a social meet-up between fans during this time of lockdown, and you're welcome to join in.

Having a topic du jour to start the conversation isn't a bad idea.

So far, we've had great conversations created by simply going with whatever shows up in the room.

I am prepared to moderate more or less according to the needs of the day. We can feel for that as we go. I know how to do that if I need to.

If it turns out that we start getting a lot of people coming, we will probably have to do one of two things:

One is to formalise them, turn them more into conferences than social meet-ups. If we get to that point, someone else can run them, as I have no desire to become a conference organizer trying to please lots of people and dealing with complaints.

Option two is to get more people hosting meetings and spread it out a bit.

Right now, we're not needing to do any of that, but we can feel for it as we go.

Anyway, my weekly meet-up will continue as is and we can roll with how it evolves.

Cheers

 
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