p07 looks first at fission products, then nuclear waste. I'm not embedding this chapter, rather head to http://thoriumremix.com/th/#p07 where I'm using a robust embed code (not supported by Kickstarter).
Th p07 v404 is what's public right now. Feedback I've already received is...
- Pyroprocessing doesn't split out individual fission products, there's better alternatives we'd want to use.
- We can't use MSR to consume ALL spent fuel. Need fast neutrons for some TRU.
- Mike Conley suggested change ending "we hate nuclear waste too but what we really hate is wasting it because nuclear waste is wasted fuel." to "we hate nuclear waste too but what we really hate is wasting it." I agree and have already made the change you'll see in future iterations.
- Flow is disjointed.
...there's really a lot I can do with the topics of nuclear-waste, spent-fuel, wasted-fuel... I did create a video long ago "LFTR vs Nuclear Waste" and there is stuff in there I'm ignoring. I'm trying to force myself to do a fresh edit on it to see how it turns out.
Just like p06 when I left Kirk hanging in front of a chroma-key, this is me trying to quickly release chapters good enough for public feedback, and my own tracking of viewer behavior.
Jim Kennedy @ TEAC5
...there's a great summary of the "Thorium Problem" at the very end, in response to audience question about it.
John Kutsch @ TEAC5
...talking about the "Thorium Bank" as an over-engineered solution to convince people thorium is being stored safely. Not to be confused with trailers full of the stuff buried in the Nevada dessert.
Cavan Stone @ TEAC5
...using Actinium-225 to build Thorium Bridges.
What Works, What Doesn't
Stuff that's not working...
YouTube Playlists don't seem to be very well supported. Can't embed chapters on most social networks (including Kickstarter) that survive deprecation. Apple TV has ZERO support for Playlists, you need to initiate playback with an iOS device and direct playback to Apple TV. Sheesh.
Existing Th content extremely unpopular compared to just about any other thorium videos I've created. Wish I could start building up popularity today, as I think there's already some good content spread across p01-p07.
Stuff that is working...
Editing going much smoother since Adobe Premiere Pro CC released. No more waiting for audio pre-renders means no dis-incentive to dig thru indexed content looking for shots. Used to be a strong incentive to recycle pre-rendered MP4 instead. For example, stealing from a 720p render of TR2011 instead of looking for (already indexed in PP) raw footage for same moment.
PC hardware holding up great. No longer bleeding memory into Premiere Pro CS6. Should be able to complete "Th" with current editing setup, no prob.
KiloWatts (Jamie Watts) is looking at non-p02 chapters to create more "Th" music. Ideally the whole of "Th" would have a rough-edit for this, but I'd rather get the music ball rolling again as I think it will inspire a feedback loop for my editing style... my editing is too tight, and music would encourage me to spread out delivery.
Exposing non-Th advocates to "Th" is possible with YouTube annotation links from non-Th content. I do have one popular non-tech video that is viewed by 64% female. Great sample audience. Need time to build up stats (since less than 2% of viewers click thru) but far more useful to know how non-Th advocates behave watching "Th" then people who are already immersed.