mtvU’s “Quiet Campus” : Only 4:37 minutes long…


In past week, we get plenty of press notification about MTV’s reality show on Gallaudet University. I was intrigued.

This morning, I found out this show is aired only among the college campuses. Not available to the public. I cannot DVR/record it.

Came home recently, and visited the mtvU’s website:

Click here for the link to the mtvU’s website.

Alas, there is the first episode of this show! “Quiet Campus: Episode 1” – I quickly watched it.

It was only…

4 minutes and 37 seconds long.

Is that all?

Was it supposed to be a 30 minute show? Or?

That was a terrible ‘tease’ for all of us.

All of the hoopla with PR marketing about mtvU’s Quiet Campus on Gallaudet University, which lasted only four and a half frigging minutes long?

Oh please. As a Gallaudet Alumni, I rather to have millions of dollars given to Gallaudet just like NTID and CSUN.

Not just a measly 4 and a half minutes long of fame. THAT is even worse than the 15 minutes of fame!


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9 comments on “mtvU’s “Quiet Campus” : Only 4:37 minutes long…

Unfortunately it is true that most of the time, the deaf world has been largely ignored by the majority on this world. Not surprised to see this.

I was surprised at the length myself. It’s supposed to be a series, I think, but even so…..
They couldn’t go 15 minutes even? Or is this current generation’s attention span THAT short?

Agreed. It is disappointing.

Hm… is this series following 4 students all the way, not including more students from different backgrounds (like culturally Deaf kids)? You are right, the MTVU should show a little more variety.

Anyway, my son who’s 14 watched it with me and he got a “good feeling” about this video, considering he’s seriously considering going to MSSD in the near future.

You can easily look at the times for other videos, if you’re interested.

Quite a few seem to be between 5 and 10 minutes. I don’t think we’re discriminated against in that area.

You could rephrase your message and say “This is great! I want more!” and email that to MTVU. Might make them create longer videos.

I’m thrilled MTVu is putting something out into the mainstream. The video released is a ‘teaser’, as you put it. They accomplished their goal in leaving the viewer wanting more and to keep them tuned in to future episodes. I say… great work MTVu. Looking forward to future episodes.

Yes, it was short, but I thought it was interesting. Would like to see more! I am glad mtvU is putting this out into the mainstream. I agree with Joseph and echo.

Wanna do a review of the book, “Wonderstruck”? 🙂

all of mtvu programming is short, not just that.

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