Since I was little I’ve always had a passion for computers and technology. I spent countless hours on a computer playing Roller Coaster Tycooon, trying to build websites on Geocities and attempting to fix errors I caused because I did not know what I was doing. This passion continued into adult hood and as I learned more about computers and web design, I started branching out to Photoshop. I’ve spent 20+ years “playing” on computers and my passion continues to grow. About 8 years ago, I found disc golf. Those 2 passions ended up as AnhyzerTV.
I’m sort of a nerd in the fact that I like to edit videos, try to create graphics and produce original media. Disc golf is a subject that gives me the opportunity to pursue that. AnhyzerTV started out as a FB page that snipped highlights from JomezPro and CCDG videos and shared them. I can still see the angry comments about “stealing” footage. I’ve had permission from day one from both Ian and Jonathan to use their clips on Facebook and Instagram. Looking back at my Reddit history it appears AnhyzerTV launched in March, 2017.
Since I started AnhyzerTV, I always wanted to have a weekly video rundown of the current events. No one was doing that at the time. There was post produced videos and there was LIVE coverage, but there wasn’t a quick video series that discussed winners and upcoming tournaments and disc releases, etc. I tried several times to create an engaging video that accomplished this, but it was never well received. For the first 18 months of AnhyzerTV this video idea was shelved. Last fall, I decided to go for it again. So I kept it simple and used my iPhone on a tripod in my office at work to shoot the first one. The audio was terrible, I was chewing gum and the lighting was horrendous. But, it was a start. You can see that video here. Some how it has 14k views? I barely knew what I was talking about because I didn’t prepare as I should have. I took it a learning experience and continued.
I produced 4 episodes by myself and then I took the next step. I bought a mixer, microphones, headphones and other equipment. I started learning to use Adobe Audition and most importantly, I brought in my buddy Darrell. He is just as passionate about disc golf as I am and he was interested in joining me on this disc golf video series I was doing. Here is our first episode together. As you can see, we have 1 microphone, the lighting is jacked and we don’t have too much structure. But the show was vastly improved from the brick corner of my office. It was with episode 5 that I figured I should use the audio of the videos to create a podcast. I was already doing the work and if it was simple upload to a podcast streaming provider, why not? One of the hardest things for me to learn was setting up the mixer and using Adobe Audition. But I enjoy that so, I worked at it.
We’re now 22 episodes later and we are still learning everyday. Darrell and I want to provide as much information as efficiently as possible. We don’t want to run too long. Shorter is better in our opinion. We don’t get a ton of views every week, but we enjoy it and will continue to try and improve. Some items we want to work on are:
- Lighting & Audio Quality
- Getting More Interviews
- Disc Release Information
- More Highlights from Media Producers
- YouTube Thumbnails
- More Viewer Interaction
- More Statistical Analysis