Interview with Ford SVT engineer re: engine and gearbox

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by jimclark, May 29, 2014.

  1. jimclark

    jimclark Active Member

    I've heard that the interviewer is a member here on the forum. If so: nice job!
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  3. SirSlaughter

    SirSlaughter Member

    Oh nice, BRGT350. He's done quite a few videos involving the Fiesta.
  4. Drifter

    Drifter Member

    Wow, just wasted 3 mins of my life. That video gives us nothing, but it is relevant I suppose.
  5. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Jimclark, glad you like the video. There was a lot of discussion off camera, but most of that was too in depth for the time constraints.

    Drifter, sorry for wasting 3 minutes of your life. You could have stopped watching sooner to avoid such a waste. I spent half of 2009 and 2010 promoting the Fiesta with videos, answering questions online, traveling, and working hard to ensure the success of the Fiesta. I was on the virtual launch team and Fiesta expert program, which meant I spent a good deal of time answering questions online about the Fiesta. Last year I spent 6 months with the ST with almost every weekend busy promoting the ST. I used up all of my vacation time and took extra time un-paid. Many late nights were spent working on videos, editing, scripting, and organizing film locations. A large amount of time has been dedicated to the Fiesta and the ST, so I am sorry that all of that work resulted in a waste of time for you.
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  6. jimclark

    jimclark Active Member

    BRGT350--I think most don't realize the amount of work that goes into something like these videos. I've done a tiny, tiny amount of similar stuff and found that there's a tremendous amount of labor behind the scenes, before and after the scenes, above and below the scenes, etc. Even the "easy" ones are significant amounts of work. Thank you for your efforts.
  7. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    It is an insane amount of work, and with the Fiesta stuff, mostly everything had to be approved by Ford Legal. My brother and I worked for weeks to get the interviews scheduled, and then most of a Saturday filming them. Trying to organize, schedule, script, seek permissions, film, edit, get approvals, and then publish content was very time consuming. Trying to do all of this while working full time, balancing time with my family, and taking care of normal projects was very time consuming. I was happy to do it since the work was important for the Fiesta and the Fiesta ST. It takes a lot of dedication and time to work on a program of this size.

    Also for the interviews, it is important to realize that at the time of filming, nobody had these cars. Only the EU versions existed. There was a good deal of stuff we talked about off-camera that was deemed to be over the head of the general audiance. The interviews needed to have the right balance of technical details without being overly complicated or too long for the YouTube audience, which has an attention span of only a few minutes. The questions also needed to be approved before filming, so a lot of the really technical stuff was cut.
  8. jimclark

    jimclark Active Member

    Myself, I'd have loved more technical stuff! But I get where you're coming from.
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  9. SirSlaughter

    SirSlaughter Member

    You should have totally made the approved technical stuff into another video. That way you could have the condensed version such as above and then have the really in depth stuff in another video for those who know what you're talking about or are really interested. I know I would have watched those.
  10. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    in hindsight, that would have been a great way to do it. As usual, we were very compressed on time. Brandon and I wished we could have focused on technical videos, interviews, and autocrossing instead of the "mission" videos that took up enormous amounts of time and had nothing to do with the car.
  11. BlueBomber

    BlueBomber Active Member

    I can appreciate what you're doing and your production quality as someone else who makes Fiesta content in very much the same maner

    BRGT350 I think you and I are effectively doing the same thing only I'm not a real Agent

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