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Re: Basic Up Shooting now at St Jean
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2007, 13:31:09 »
I think it's only available on Army Bases.   :-\  I think...

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Re: Basic Up Shooting now at St Jean
« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2007, 23:00:12 »
Does this series still play i tried searching for it on the net but came up empty:(
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Re: Basic Up Shooting now at St Jean
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2007, 16:57:25 »
Yes I would like to know this also. All I could find was a brief preview of the "series to come."


Does anybody know if this series is available to view publicly online?

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Re: Basic Up Shooting now at St Jean
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2007, 17:19:04 »
Greetings all

Basic Up 2 has been in the works for a while, I don't know if it has all been shot yet or not, but I can try and find out at work tomorrow. Basic Up has been playing on the Army channel on all the big army bases for quite some time now. It has not been released to anything other than the Army channel as there were talks to try and get it on a civilian channel, I will call Ottawa tomorrow and see if I can get any more details.

For those of you not on the big bases there hopefully will be an expansion of our viewing area this year to bring in Kingston, Borden, and more coverage in the Denison Armouries in Toronto as now there is only one TV dedicated to Army News if there are other bases coming on line I will try and get that info also.

As a side note, I think we are still short a Sgt reporter for Petawawa. If anyone is interested let me know.

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Re: Basic Up Shooting now at St Jean
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2007, 19:23:55 »
They are showing Basic Up on the Army Channel at 12:30 each day.  check this out for more infor:

http://www.index.forces.gc.ca/default.asp?pg=q&uil=en&enc=utf8&ucase=false&searchType=S&VServerFilter=alldnet&q=basic+up&kl=XX

I think he means the Army News Channel, AKA propaganda central  ;D
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Re: Basic Up Shooting now at St Jean
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2007, 19:32:25 »
Okay I gotta ask what the heck is the point of airing this show on the bases? I mean not only have we all passed this course already we also never watch the damn channel it just sits on mute and we all make fun of it.

I mean your targeting the wrong demographic here, we passed the course we could careless about those doing it now other then to make fun of them and the new course. Seriously ArmyNews who I seem to think is in charge of this production needs to rethink who they air this to. Get it out to the civi kids who might find this useful and look at it with a less jaded eye and someone it might help to entice into the CF.

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Re: Basic Up Shooting now at St Jean
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2007, 20:04:50 »
+1 Hitormiss
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Re: Basic Up Shooting now at St Jean
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2007, 20:32:29 »
Okay I gotta ask what the heck is the point of airing this show on the bases? I mean not only have we all passed this course already we also never watch the damn channel it just sits on mute and we all make fun of it.

Haha, brilliant, I'm still laughing about that comment.

Well, I'll stay tuned to this thread and if anybody finds out anymore information on this series please keep it posted.
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Re: Basic Up Shooting now at St Jean
« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2007, 20:43:44 »
I must not have the channel. :-\


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Re: Basic Up Shooting now at St Jean
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2007, 22:43:21 »
To HitorMiss

It would seem that at least a few people are interested, otherwise this thread would not have been started. Having said that you are correct about getting the message out, I am but a lowly reporter for Army News so I have no say in how the programing goes but if we are putting out something that you can go through the bother of watching and making fun of..... well at least your still watching and who knows maybe you will find one of our other stories interesting/informative.

As I stated in my earlier post, it is my belief that there is negotiations to bring the show to a mainstream channel where it will indeed be seen by those who may find it interesting and I will do my best to find out more about that tomorrow. If there is anything else that I can find out for you please feel free to let me know.

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Re: Basic Up Shooting now at St Jean
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2007, 23:10:58 »
Feel free to tape my BMQ starting in May.  ;D  I don't mind people laughing at me. At least they'll be watching.  ;)

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Re: Basic Up Shooting now at St Jean
« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2007, 23:23:03 »
AN

The impression I get was this thread was started by recruits who saw this mentioned on the this site previous to joining. And as for watching were not allowed to turn the TV off or change the channel so we mute it and generally ignore it other then to make fun of it. Again this has nothing to do with production quality or even story quality the whole system is aimed at the wrong group, I am in no need of having propganda spewed at me, plus to be honest I don't know a single reg soldier who cares one wit about what the res guys are doing in some base down in the US or even in Canada heck other then our Bn we don;t care about anything anyone else is doing period.p

This whole system of the Maple Leaf etc etc and the majority of it's stories (minus kit precurrment CDS Messages and stuff like that) goes out to the wrong people. Like I said I am already sold on the CF I don't need the sales people following me home after a buy the car LOL. Stuff like this needs to go to the High School and public libraries and stuff of that nature not to us. I don;t knock your job just who your highers send the message to.

As for this Basic Up Seriously look at me and say you care about recruit school once you leave it, you don't I know you don't other then to be glad you wont have to do it again. But some civi kid sitting at home wondering what it might b like oh heck yeah he cares he cares a lot. Change the medium get the message out there and see how much better your results and feed back will be.

Again all IMO and probably not what you want to hear.


EDIT: Also perhaps this tangent should be split....Mods?
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Re: Basic Up Shooting now at St Jean
« Reply #37 on: April 04, 2007, 17:52:38 »
Greetings

Just a quick update to what I said I would try and find out. Basic Up 2 is done shooting and is now in post production. As soon as I find out when it is coming out I will let you know. As for the release of Basic Up to mainstream television I am still waiting a response from Ottawa on that question.

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Re: Basic Up Shooting now at St Jean
« Reply #38 on: April 06, 2007, 21:50:40 »
Great news. Thanks a bunch for taking your time to ask around.

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Re: Basic Up Shooting now at St Jean
« Reply #39 on: May 15, 2007, 23:07:29 »
Can't wait to see it.

As for whether or not we care about Basic once we get out of it, obviously all these threads and posts mean we care to some degree.

Whether it's nostalgia for some, or curiosity for people who've yet to be through it or for friends and family of those who have I think it's entertaining to watch.  Plus no two BMQs are the same really.  Same basic knowledge is supposed to be passed on, but recruits can screw up and succeed in a WIDE variety of entertaining ways.  The clips I've seen while not a complete picture make me pretty hopeful this show is going to be worth a look.

If we ever get a chance to see it that is!   :)

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Basic Up - coming soon to the Army website!
« Reply #40 on: February 22, 2008, 14:05:20 »
You guys may have heard about that reality show done by Army News about recruits going through their BMQ.

There've been plenty of threads of this already asking when and how we can see more, well I just heard it's coming real soon.

Apparently it'll be posted to the Army web-site sometime in the next couple weeks around the same area they've had the small clips as a preview.

I'm looking forward to finally seeing this!  Not sure what the hold up was, probably typical red-tape type stuff, but maybe the second season of the show won't get held up as long whenever it finally finishes!

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Re: Basic Up - coming soon to the Army website!
« Reply #41 on: March 05, 2008, 20:19:16 »
 First full episode of Basic Up came out yesterday:

http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/LF/English/podcast/basicup_001.mp4

 Keep your eyes on the Army podcasts ;).

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Re: Basic Up - coming soon to the Army website!
« Reply #42 on: March 05, 2008, 20:20:41 »
First full episode of Basic Up came out yesterday:

http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/LF/English/podcast/basicup_001.mp4

 Keep your eyes on the Army podcasts ;).

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Re: Basic Up - coming soon to the Army website!
« Reply #43 on: March 05, 2008, 20:40:47 »
That a dead link for anyone else?
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Re: Basic Up - coming soon to the Army website!
« Reply #44 on: March 05, 2008, 20:43:18 »
Link fine for me.
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Re: Basic Up - coming soon to the Army website!
« Reply #45 on: March 05, 2008, 20:45:27 »
is anyone else having issues with downloading?  mine doesn't work....I want to watch the funny recruits again  :(
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Re: Basic Up - coming soon to the Army website!
« Reply #46 on: March 05, 2008, 20:47:49 »
Link fine for me.

Sorry, the link to the Army podcast site works, but I can't download it.
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Re: Basic Up - coming soon to the Army website!
« Reply #47 on: March 05, 2008, 20:52:20 »
Belay that! I fenangled it into working.
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Re: Basic Up - coming soon to the Army website!
« Reply #48 on: March 05, 2008, 20:55:41 »
can you tell me how you magically was able to get it to work...it is still being a lame download for me, and I have tried everything that I could think of, which isn't much, but normally it works...
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Re: Basic Up - coming soon to the Army website!
« Reply #49 on: March 05, 2008, 21:09:13 »
Worked fine for me.  Great video, the only downside is I've already completed pretty much everything in that video, and I'll be gone before the next one! :D
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