Ok, lets start with the Marty Sklar Interview claim.
I'm a student studying engineering, as a "hobby" I do some Theme park reporting (As I live in Florida, the perfect place for it).
(In fact, take a look at some of my work! I wrote a article on Yale Gracey for this online magazine http://wdwntthemagazine.com/issue8/WDWNTtheMagazineIssue8.pdf
and attended Media day for Legoland Florida http://coaster-net.com/blogs/198-legoland-florida-review/
In two weeks (The week of November 14-18) I will be attending IAAPA 2011, for those you who have never heard of IAAPA, IAAPA is the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions.
IAAPA is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities worldwide. The organization represents over 4,000 facility, supplier, and individual members from more than 93 countries.
I will be a member of the media again this year, I will be attending a presentation for Disney Legends 2011
2011 marks 40 years since Walt Disney World and the Magic Kingdom opened debt free - perhaps one of the greatest financial achievements in our industry! The resort has become the most visited tourist destination in the world. How did they do that? What have we learned since then, and more importantly, what worked then but has since been forgotten, that might be put to work shaping tomorrow's attractions for the 21st century?
The presentation will include the following speakers:
Bob Rogers Founder, BRC Imagination Arts
Martin Sklar Retired, Walt Disney Imagineering, Disney World
Jack Lindquist, Retired, Walt Disney Company
I have been working on setting up several interviews for the podcast I co-host on as well as the websites I report for (mentioned above) the biggest one, is the Press office is trying to arrange an interview for me with Marty Sklar. (Along with many more)
This is where the Itouch comes into play, luckily just a few days ago I had a problem with my Macbook pro. (Apples Warranty covered it, and I was able to prove Apple was at fault) Apple is now sending me an free Itouch as compensation (As well as fixing my laptop for free). What I'm most excited about the Itouch is now I can record Audio (and not lug a heavy video camera around).
BUT, how good is this audio going to be? Should I buy additional audio equipment (A microphone extension, if so which ones do you recomend) for the Itouch, to use for not only interviews, but audio ride-throughs of Disney rides?
Thanks for the help!
(If you have any questions that you would like me to ask Mr.Sklar if the interview is available please PM them to me!)