Recently laid off as the tech columnist and tech blogger for TQS, Jean-Michel Vanasse showed up on TVA’s Salut bonjour week-end, where he’s their new resident web geek. But he’s also pulled a Dominic Arpin and started his own solo thing online. He’s started a new online-only weekly tech show at the aptly-named jeanmichelvanasse.tv, that focuses on gaming, tech news and popular videos online.
The show is presented in high definition, which seems kind of unnecessary for a tech show that takes half its clips from YouTube and the rest from a handicam mounted on a tripod in front of the host (at 1280×628, it’s too large to even fit my screen). Trying to watch the 13-minute, 52MB video on his website, my computer could manage only about a frame every two seconds, making it completely unwatchable. Only after plenty of hacking sleuthing could I uncover this standard-definition version. Note to Jean-Michel: at least give people the option.
Otherwise, the show is what you’d expect from a tech show: a guy talking about games and videos in front of a Matrix-like display of floating ones and zeroes.
The website is still sparse. One thing it badly needs is a list of links attached to each episode. I’d like to see that video of Darth Vader doing the Thriller dance, and it shouldn’t be difficult for me to find it. A blog couldn’t hurt either.
Otherwise, it’s a decent effort for a first show. The only question is whether it will attract an audience large enough to pay for itself.
The show comes out every Friday.
Thank you for your quick review of my first show… the second will be on the site tonight. I think you have good suggestion and I will probably add a link section. But for now, you can see the Darth Vader dance here :-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGTpbUIR4tA
For the video, I try to put the best quality possible for the net. The show will be soon available on the torrent network so you can download it in HD… but it’s really to big (1,8 G for 14 minutes… ouch!)
Well, I Hope you’ll watch the show every week!