Talk:Exclusive video interview with New Zealand Opposition leader, John Key

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Notes[edit]

I e-mailed him, etc, he did the video, etc.

The questions were put together with help from Brian New Zealand. --Nzgabriel | Talk 08:03, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Large file[edit]

Can you quanitify "fairly big file"? Like give file size in MBs or give a running time for the video, or both? --SVTCobra 12:58, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

How?[edit]

How did this get published? This is not a news article - there needs to be either a transcript or other information in this article. It seems to be a bit of an advertisement for Wikinews Video, IMHO. If it weren't already published I would tag it as minimal. --Skenmy(tcwi) 13:07, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

I tend to agree with Skenmy here; the video should be an adjunct to an article - even if only the most significant questions are pulled from the transcript. --Brian McNeil / talk 13:17, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
Don't get me wrong - it's valid as news. It's just not in a publishable format. --Skenmy(tcwi) 13:19, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Needs work[edit]

This needs to be expanded into a text article, with quotes, and a screenshot from the video.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 15:23, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Why? The whole point of a video interview is just that, because it is a video. No real need for a text article to go alongside the video. Although the video ogg format is a huge kick in the balls, I hate it. (I am Nzgabriel at school) 202.124.104.19 22:37, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
Because most news websites I visit provide some background before showing videos. I think the material in the article now complements the video and draws people into viewing the video. It's not necessary or something you would have to do, it's just that "We have a video" is not an article, like Skenmy commented.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 09:52, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Title: video-interview[edit]

I think the title should mention the video format: Exclusive video-interview with... ?--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 15:24, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Also, I would prefer instead of "politician" something like "Opposition party leader" or "National Party leader". Gives him and the article more importance.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 15:26, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
  • I agree with both your points, and as this is a first for the current wikinews "staff" I'd say cut the N.Z. guys some slack. The article itself needs to be 2-3 paras of introduction to the video with a screenshot to make it complete. Let them wake up, catch up with the comments, and do the business. --Brian McNeil / talk 15:30, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
They truely did an amazing job. I would change the title and write it myself, if I didn't have an exam later today... Anyway anyone could improve it not just team-NZ Smiley.png.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 15:32, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
Title changed, a bit of info added before I actually watch the interview. I'm amazed at the stature of the interviewee; I knew they had planned something, didn't know it would be this big. -- Zanimum 16:15, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
This deserves serious credit. It is a coup for the wiki, and I hope things like RSS stats were provided when giving a linkback. If you can get the guy to link to us from his video blog then the "official news source of NZ" might not be such a joke anymore. ;-) --Brian McNeil / talk 20:31, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
It was a joke? :P --Nzgabriel | Talk 23:49, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Wikinews Video[edit]

Some suggestions:

  • Open with a black screen and silence, now the Wikinews video starts too abruptly.
  • Leave the music out! It's awful!

--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 16:01, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

I haven't watched myself, but I would agree simplicity is paramount. However, don't go to much longer than a second with the black screen, people will think nothing's there. -- Zanimum 16:13, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Agree -- Specifically in the case of the music. It makes it seem very amateur, and while technically true, it's not the kind of impression we'd want to exude. :) -Etafly 19:50, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
Hey...its the first video...given that its with an upper level politician and the fact that they managed to do the video is incredible. Good work regardless :) DragonFire1024 21:22, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Oh, definitely. I really was impressed. I was simply offering some constructive criticism, while fully appreciating that I certainly could not have done better. The suggestion was related to post-production anyway. I hope I did not overstep. :) -Etafly 21:28, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
Not at all :) We need the criticism so that we can improve what we do :) DragonFire1024 21:31, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
When I get home I'll try to do some work on the video, if I have enough time. (Nzgabriel at school, last message until I get home.) 202.124.104.19 22:42, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
The new video is a lot better! Thanks.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 10:20, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
Videos gone - see ticker. Have coded out in article --MarkTalk 16:07, 28 May 2007 (UTC)