Who are you?
My name is Cam-Fu. I am a 30-year-old American male of Chinese, English, and Scottish descent who lives in Kent, Washington. I am a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and currently work at Microsoft in Redmond, WA. I like all forms of entertainment, from movies to TV shows, music to videos games, and books to sports. You can learn more about me on my blog at camknows.blogspot.com.

Why did you start a show?
Kind of a combination of reasons, really. For one, I love talking about entertainment and pop culture, and I feel like a show might be easier for some people to ingest rather than reading my numerous film reviews online. Also, I work in a facility that has professional recording equipment, so I kind of figured why not? And finally, I was encouraged by a couple of my friends to give it a shot.

Who did your theme song?
Oh, I'm glad you asked. My good friend and co-worker Randy Torres made the song for the show. He was a professional musician who used to be in the popular Christian band Project 86. He also toured with groups like Anberlin and Demon Hunter. He has also been an audio engineer on over 30 albums. Now he works as a music supervisor at Microsoft and continues to mix and edit content today. The Cam-Fu and Friends theme song was slightly inspired by the song "We Are Sex Bomb-Omb" by Beck from the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World soundtrack.


How often do you release episodes?
We're aiming for one episode per month, but it might be a little longer than that.

Are you earning any type of profit from making this show?
No. We do not enable the monetizing capability on YouTube, nor do we accept payments from people or companies to feature certain topics on the show. Guests and crew on Cam-Fu and Friends are not paid to work on this show and are solely here on their own time and dime. We greatly appreciate their sacrifice.


How often do you release podcasts?
Right now, there is no set schedule or time for when new episodes are released. I work and have a busy life, so I can only really do these when I have time. I've tried to at least get a full episode out every two months. Sometimes I don't make that mark, sometimes I do better. I also try to put out C-Sides a few weeks after full episodes are released.

What are C-Sides?
C-Sides are mini-episodes that I put out that contain unreleased content from the previous full episode. Sometimes these are segments cut out for time, sometimes these are bloopers, and other times it's behind-the-scenes (or behind-the-audio) stuff that I like to share with listeners. Most of it is pretty funny.

Is your show recorded live and in real-time? Do you use scripts?
Yes and no. I edit the session when we are done recording. Sometimes I fix mistakes or if someone says "uh," or "um," or "like," too much (*raises hand* Guilty as charged.), but I try to keep it as original as possible. I read off a script for the introduction and conclusion parts of the show, but the rest is completely open discussion. We make notes of points we want to be sure to mention, but other than that, it's 100% au naturel.

Why does your podcast audio quality sound so good?
I work in a production studio that has three professional audio recording rooms. These rooms are sound proofed and have high-grade microphones, headphones, and other recording equipment. We record our sessions on the latest version of ProTools (11, if you're counting) and have a multi-channel audio console available to us. Not only that, but I work with some of the best audio technicians in the industry who help edit and mix the show to make it sound as good as it is.

What is the ultimate goal with your podcast?
I like to create small goals for myself as the show gets bigger and bigger. At this point, for me, the ultimate goal would be to start getting invited to screenings more as press instead of general public. That way I don't have to stand in line 2-3 hours before the screening starts.

I want to be on your podcast!
That's not a question.

Can I be on your podcast?
That's quite possible. I am always looking for ideas from my friends. After all, this isn't just my show. If you want to contribute something, I would more than love to hear from you.

How much money do you make off of the show?
None. We plan, record, edit, mix, and host all of our shows on our own dime.

Can we donate money to the show?
At the moment, we do not take donations. This is because I would feel bad about not getting episodes out on a timely basis.

How many listeners do you have?
The only metrics we have are how many people have hit play or downloaded episodes. As of January 16, 2011, the show has been played from the website or downloaded 15,375 times. We do not have metrics on how long those people listened or how many of those people are subscribed to our RSS feed.

Can we sponsor your show?
At this time, we do not accept any sponsors.

How come I am having problems downloading/listening to this episode?
Please comment if you are having problems listening to any of our episodes.

Who takes your pictures that appear at the top of each episode's article?
Unless stated otherwise in the notes, the photos are taken by me, Cam-Fu. I used a Panasonic Lumix LX3, but now have a Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

May we promote your podcast on our podcast/website/blog?
Absolutely! Would love to know about it so that we can thank you.

May we use a clip from your podcast on our podcast/website/blog?
Yes, but we would like to be credited when you do so. Our show is currently licensed under Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0.

Is your podcast safe for all ages?
Generally, I would say yes. We bleep out swear words, but every once in a while, we can be a little inappropriate with the potty humor. Use your best discretion.

What if my question is not in this FAQ?
Comment and ask!