If you’ve landed on this page, it’s likely that you have either already agreed to be a guest on War Council, or you’re considering reaching out to us to be a guest on the show.
In the former case, thank you! In the later case, PLEASE DO! All questions and comments may be sent to [email protected]. If you provide a hobby service, email us to tell us about it and we’d probably love to have you on the show!
War Council is a hobby centered podcast for miniature enthusiasts. War Council™ is a presentation of White Metal Games™.
In regards to the show, here’s a few commons questions we get.
When do you record? The night of the week varies, but is usually Monday – Thursday. We are pretty flexible in regards to which night. We generally record in the evening about 7pm (EST), and usually the interview takes about 45 minutes to an hour.
Will I need any special equipment?
The only things you’ll need is a computer with an active Skype account and a Microphone.
You can download Skype for free here. Once on Skype, you’ll need to locate us. There’s a few ways to do that. First, find the search box on the left side of the page:
Now search for us in the one of the following ways (we’ll be adding a Skype Button to our website in the near future, but for now)
Username: calebfilm (my profile picture is a burly white guy with glasses and a yellow bandanna, with a big smile on his face)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 919-645-7735 (feel free to call or text if you can’t find us on Skype and we’ll figure it out together!)
Once you’ve found us you’ll want to add us to your contact list. This is sort of like sending a friend request on Facebook. Then we just confirm the request and we’re on each others contacts list!
Then connecting on skype is as easy and clicking either ‘call’ or ‘video call’ button. And just like that we’re talking!
If for some reason you can’t download Skype, like you don’t have a PC, we can schedule a Google Hangout instead, so long as you have access to a computer.
Now, as far as a microphone goes . . .
A Microphone is a Must! Now I know what you’re thinking. “But Caleb, my computer has a built in Microphone already!”
Well, that’s true. But the microphone in your laptop is omnidirectional, meaning it picks up all the sound in the room a little but nothing very well. If someone drops a glass in the next room, it will pick that up. If someone crinkles up a piece of paper, it’ll pick that up. And to make matters worse, your voice comes through very faintly.
For War Council Podcasts, we run your voice through a soundboard, that in turn runs into a sound mixer. To get crisp, clean audio, we need to ensure the audio you and sending our way is loud and clear. Fortunately, in this modern day and age you can pick up a microphone on Amazon for less than $30 generally and sometimes even less than $20!
Your computer very likely has an audio jack, or ‘line in’, usually right next to where you plug in your headphones. This is where you’ll plug in your microphone a 3.5mm audio male connector, just like this one! It’s small and inconspicuous, has it’s own stand and even comes in a variety of colors! Perfect! (At the time of this post, it’s sell for about $14 bucks)
If for some reason you prefer a USB connection, here’s a microphone that plugs directly into a USB Port (although you’ll likely need to install a few drivers when you plug it up for the first time). At the time of this post, it’s sell for just $23 bucks!
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- 125×125 ad on front page and every page of the main site that links to your own site
- Short verbal promotion on the show (10-15 seconds per episode)
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- 125×125 ad on front page and every page of the main site
- 30 second commercial spot on show (We can record this on your behalf using our own equipment or you can provide your own MP3)
- Choice of commercial break slots available (before certain segments, so a segment may be ‘Brought to you by So and So, and you would be the So and So)
PUT YOUR MINIS WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS!!!
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