Bah! Bah to you, writer’s block! BAH!
Anyway, I did have some stuff to talk about regarding my goal of establishing a channel on YouTube. I’m currently gathering audio equipment slowly but surely and trying to hammer out the format that I want to present in. I’m currently leaning towards the format popularized by fine people like MovieBob, the earlier videos of Gaijin Goombah, and others where still-images are used as avatars for my emotional state (no camera, remember).
I think those of you reading will appreciate a format like this since it gives you the option of looking at pretty pictures, but you can always look away and just listen to the audio if you’re watching while you work at the office. It’s also a fair bit closer to the old radio talk show format that I used to work with in college, so I’ll be operating from a zone of mild familiarity.
At this point, I’m still green when it comes to the editing and production process, so I’m not sure how long it will take to publish videos on a regular basis. I’ll be looking up some tutorials for Adobe Audition and Adobe Premiere in the meantime while gathering requisite materials. If any of you would like to help by recommending tutorials for me to look at, I’d greatly appreciate it.
While I do that, I’d like to recommend two other hard working artists in the field of social commentary that are farther along than me and could really use your help.
The first is The Voyages; a channel that’s equal parts philosophical debate, psychology lesson, and Galaxy Quest. The show follows the adventures of Captain R.L. King as he travels the universe in search of the deeper meaning of our favorite Sci-Fi stories. His essays provide a lot of insight into the way we tell stories.
Next, there’s The Obscure; the ramblings of a white wig wearing, pot smoking, LSD dropping, jaded, weirdo hipster dedicated to cataloging and analyzing the memories of the past that are only just on the periphery of our vision. If you appreciate my broad range of topics, you’ll likely enjoy his musings from behind those mysterious shades and insane grin.
These two are small channels still and could really use your help to grow; The Voyages has only just begun its journey (no pun intended) and the fact that The Obscure only BARELY has more subscribers than I have followers here on WordPress should be a mortal sin. Go check these guys out and show them some love. I hope to be counting myself among their ranks soon.