Everyone Nods regular KennyP asked me how I make a post.
I don't want to reveal all of my secrets, but it's kind of a lot of trouble!
First, I had to evaluate how big this thing would be. I did a test episode's worth of screen captures and decided it was possible. Essentially, a feasibility study.
Next, I had to actually binge-watch all four seasons of Dragnet and collect a full set of screen captures from every episode. This is when I began the companion "book of the blog" paper journal.
Second phase: decide how to handle roughly 200 or so captures x 100 episodes.
Continuing, the rest of the work is batched out. The work consists of going through each folder of captures episode by episode deleting all of the bad captures. I make notes in my book of the blog as I watch.
I batch out the work of generating posts on the site, maintaining old posts, and trying to look after the twitter feed. Spam also happens. Do we loathe it.
For any one episode entry, I have watched/streamed the episode at least three times by the time I begin to upload 60-120 (or so) photos to blogger. I may stream it a few more times as I build the post, adding quotes, whichever.
Sometimes I make an animated .gif or a composite. Whatever I'm feeling. By this time, I have "sat" with the images for so long that I get a little chatty when I finally make the post on the Friday/Saturday before it's due. Sometimes I feel like my mood comes out, or my attitude comes out in my writing the blog. I like to think of it as a little present for the internet to have.
Before anyone flames me for having such a gigantic timesuck of a hobby, don't worry, I don't have children. And we are already well on our way through season three. Season four will be done when it gets cold again. The book of the blog was more helpful when they gave us real locations and addresses.
I took all of the original snaps from S1e1 and the Pilot (coming soon) on an iPad 2, but if I redo an episode it will come from an iPad 3. Technology!
Thank you KennyP for your curiosity.
All on board for the big win-win,