Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My 3 Seconds of Fame

Yesterday morning I got up really early in anticipation of my possible Japanese morning television debut. I looked around online for a good way of recording my appearance, but I didn't come up with much. The best thing I could find is a program called KeyHole TV. It's a magical little program that streams several Japanese TV channels. It only has a select number of channels available, but it feature Fuji TV, the one I needed. The program only provides a very small view screen which ruled it out for my purposes. You can download it if you want to check it out (on PC, Mac OSX, or Linux).

So after that waste of time, I figured I would just take a video with my camera straight from the TV screen. Very bad quality, but I couldn't come up with anything better on such short notice.

If you have a short attention span, or just happened to blink through my whole scene, you can see me at about 4:34. After a couple hours of time spent with/waiting on the TV crew and getting up early to watch, I have literally 3 seconds of on-air face time. All of the interviewing we did was cut. Curses!! I still wouldn't mind having a better copy of this however. At least I could pull one nice frame out of it and print it out.


  1. Well.. If you cannot believe you woke up early to see you on TV for 3 seconds.. I cannot believe I watched that TV show for about 2 and a half hours to see you!!

  2. Anonymous12:07 PM


    Did you get a glimpse of John
    on the program?

  3. no way! I watch mezamashi TV almost every day... I guess I must have missed you when it was being broadcast. That is pretty cool though :D I can't believe the length of their segments... I wouldn't exactly call them a legit. news program.

  4. It is categorized as an "Information" show. I'd say it is an equivalent of the third hour of NBC's Today show.

    So, since your "comment" ended up on the editing room floor, I am curious.... What DID you say to Karube?

  5. Hola! I actually have a much better quality video of John's 3 seconds of fame. Gotta post it soon so he can replace this bad one!! :0