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    Five questions for the 'hit tape' architect

    Interesting Daily article with "hit tape" designer Dani Varley.

    Five questions for the 'hit tape' architect - Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff - Iowa State University

    "The term “hit tape” actually came from the Dan McCarney era. The football video coordinator would create the hit tape as a motivational video for the team to see the night before the game. We stumbled across them two years ago."

    "It's nice to get positive feedback on something you worked so hard to do. It's fun to see people's responses, like 'it gave me goosebumps,' or 'it brought me to tears.' A lot of the criticism comes from the choice of music. I like to switch it up, week to week. Sometimes it's an instrumental, sometimes it's a rock song with lyrics. It's hard to please everyone, because everyone has different taste in music."



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    Re: Five questions for the 'hit tape' architect

    I think the hit tapes have improved greatly from last year to this year. I look forward to them every week.



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    Re: Five questions for the 'hit tape' architect

    Quote Originally Posted by cychosis View Post
    Interesting Daily article with "hit tape" designer Dani Varley.

    Five questions for the 'hit tape' architect - Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff - Iowa State University

    "The term “hit tape” actually came from the Dan McCarney era. The football video coordinator would create the hit tape as a motivational video for the team to see the night before the game. We stumbled across them two years ago."

    "It's nice to get positive feedback on something you worked so hard to do. It's fun to see people's responses, like 'it gave me goosebumps,' or 'it brought me to tears.' A lot of the criticism comes from the choice of music. I like to switch it up, week to week. Sometimes it's an instrumental, sometimes it's a rock song with lyrics. It's hard to please everyone, because everyone has different taste in music."
    Yup every Friday night after our team meeting and right before we had to head to our hotel rooms we would watch the hit tape.



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    Re: Five questions for the 'hit tape' architect

    whoever drummed up the plan for the homecoming hittape should be given free CLONE CONES for life... favorite one in a long time




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    Re: Five questions for the 'hit tape' architect

    Quote Originally Posted by isufbcurt View Post
    Yup every Friday night after our team meeting and right before we had to head to our hotel rooms we would watch the hit tape.
    How did the McCarney era ones compare to what we see now?



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    Re: Five questions for the 'hit tape' architect

    Quote Originally Posted by cychosis View Post
    How did the McCarney era ones compare to what we see now?

    They improved greatly in the early years, but disappointed at the end.

    <sorry, had to>

    *edit, now that I click the link, the first of MY five questions would have been 'how you doin?'



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    Re: Five questions for the 'hit tape' architect

    Quote Originally Posted by cychosis View Post
    How did the McCarney era ones compare to what we see now?
    I think they are fairly similar. Mike Motl who works in the video department I thought did a really good job of putting them together for us.



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    Re: Five questions for the 'hit tape' architect

    I don't think architect means what they think it means...


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    Re: Five questions for the 'hit tape' architect

    Quote Originally Posted by 00clone View Post
    They improved greatly in the early years, but disappointed at the end.

    <sorry, had to>

    *edit, now that I click the link, the first of MY five questions would have been 'how you doin?'

    To my surprise, I was expecting this thread to have many more comments like this



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    Re: Five questions for the 'hit tape' architect

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONECONES View Post
    whoever drummed up the plan for the homecoming hittape should be given free CLONE CONES for life... favorite one in a long time
    She says in the article that she had that idea for awhile.

    How long does it take to do a hit tape, start to finish?

    I have a lot of other responsibilities -- football isn't the only sport we're covering -- so it happens throughout the week. Some weeks, I definitely have an idea of what we want to do -- like the homecoming video -- but it really depends on what the team does the Saturday before.
    And guys, behave. She is my girlfriend.

























    She just doesn't know it.



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    Re: Five questions for the 'hit tape' architect

    This seems relevant:

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    Re: Five questions for the 'hit tape' architect

    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerdaddy View Post
    She says in the article that she had that idea for awhile.


    And guys, behave. She is my girlfriend.

























    She just doesn't know it.
    I did actually date her! And she DID know it!



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    Re: Five questions for the 'hit tape' architect

    Quote Originally Posted by 4EverACyclone View Post
    I did actually date her! And she DID know it!




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    Re: Five questions for the 'hit tape' architect

    Quote Originally Posted by cychosis View Post
    "It's nice to get positive feedback on something you worked so hard to do. It's fun to see people's responses, like 'it gave me goosebumps,' or 'it brought me to tears.' A lot of the criticism comes from the choice of music. I like to switch it up, week to week. Sometimes it's an instrumental, sometimes it's a rock song with lyrics. It's hard to please everyone, because everyone has different taste in music."
    Great point and fun to read because I just laugh to myself at all the people who groan week to week about music choice and clamor for it the next. People just need to realize some of us like Alternative, Rock, Metal, Rap, Instrumental, etc...I am glad that the hit tapes find a way to mix it up. I like a certain genre best myself but would absolutely HATE if all 12+ hit tapes came with that same type of music. They really do a great job.


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    Re: Five questions for the 'hit tape' architect

    Kinda sad.... we did these in HS over 20 years ago for fb. And a goal tape for soccer.... boy oh how far isu has come in the last 6 years.



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