Posted: 27/08/2018
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A lot of folks have asked me to post my prep files and I thought since TI8 has just finished this would be a good time to finally do just that! Contained in the link is an Excel sheet I used to prep for The International 2018. Don't trust all of the numbers to be 100% accurate today as the document was prepped before the event and then updated in SOME places during the event, depending on what I needed each day. As I didn't cover all matches every day, some pages weren't updated particularly on heroes in the team pages for example, so don't use the data as gospel now. Instead, use it as a learning tool on how to prep

Posted: 25/01/2017
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One of the many things newer hosts and commentators complain about is the lack of reasonable, constructive feedback in order to help them get better. Over the course of the last 10 years, I've done many 1 on 1 feedback sessions, reviewing vods and trying to help give newer talent in esports a way to improve. Ultimately, it's down to you to get better, but if you don't know or understand what you are doing wrong or how to improve it in the first place, it's a lot tougher, especially if you are just reading the polarising views of reddit users ;) With that in mind, I wanted to extend this a little as time has become a bit of a

Posted: 23/07/2015
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Welcome to the home for "Talking Esports" a 93 page free guide to esports broadcasting, written by Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner, one of the most experienced esports broadcasters in the world. It is the culmination of more than 15 years experience in the industry having gone from bedroom to the big stage and covering every major esports event the globe over. The book covers almost every aspect of esports broadcasting whether you want to be a home broadcaster, a professional caster at live events or even a show host. Hopefully there is something for everyone that wants to work as a broadcaster in esports. The book is completely free of any monetary cost, but if you would be kind enough to tweet about it and

Posted: 05/03/2015
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1) Use of ‘um’ is never okay 2) Use of ‘errr’ isn’t clever either 3) Don’t use the word ‘throw’ when you throw 4) Tuck away in-ear earphones (and don’t use the white ones from iPods - they stand out and look horrible) 5) Put the leads from headsets behind your back or inside your jacket 6) Never cross your body with a handheld microphone - put it in the hand on the same side as your interviewee 7) Never give your microphone away 8) Don’t lean on desks with your elbows 9) Don’t put your hands in your pockets 10) Don’t keep touching your nose, covering your mouth, playing with your hair or eyebrows or rubbing your face 11) Leave your hair alone 12) Seriously, leave your hair alone 13) Stop

Posted: 24/01/2013
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In 2007 Paul wrote a short guide to shoutcasting with the aim of helping those trying to break in to the art of talking about videogames on live streams. Back in 2007, video streams were rare and mostly restricted to large scale events and TV shows produced by large organisations. The way to start out in shoutcasting was to hook up a PC to the shoutcast network and do "radio broadcasting" to a few hundred people. Paul is busy working on a brand new version of the guide which he aims to release sometime in late February 2013, however the call for the old guide has been so popular he decided to get it uploaded here until the new version is