I edited this as an experiment testing my hypothesis that maybe a late-night talk-show could be condensed into just 2 minutes. Kinda as a joke but kinda for real…Cuz of web-users’ (everyones’) increasingly decreasing attention span, and how no one really sits through a whole episode anyway. So what if they uploaded condensed episodes to YouTube as well as the individual segments?
But then I realized, well, that’s the point of these Tumblr captioned GIF sets uploaded daily, highlights.
But I’m surprised a show hasn’t tried something like this, or maybe they have. I mean, I know there are “week-in-review” montages.
But also I was wondering if maybe a YouTuber out there could actually be successful at making their own grassroots late-night show directly online. To the best of my knowledge, it’s never REALLY been done…but I could just be really in the dark. I mean, I’ve dabbled but with no real viewership or consistency but that’s a whole other discussion.
The test audience for this (a couple pals and a family member), showed they thought the two minutes actually felt way longer and they actually stopped paying attention literally exactly halfway through a video that’s the exact length of the average pop song.
Granted, this wasn’t the greatest Late Show episode and I wasn’t selective enough of what to leave in or take out, I was just trying to work out the lengths. Hence why there’s the drastic, sudden, uncomfortable tonal shift when Dr. Phil gets serious about an actual tragedy…in cases I like, this idea definitely works against a show.
So, I dunno. Anyone have any thoughts, comments, questions, outbursts, expletives? Please hmu!