So I’m starting a new Youtube series. I know that my previous tentative attempts at videos have been less than stellar. Part of that was my insistence on putting myself in front of the camera, trying to shoot and light myself without help, trying to ad-lib my way through videos with only minimal notes, with the end result being drab off-center visuals, odd camera artifacts, and a meandering pace.
This new series is an attempt to fix all of that. I’m not on camera, so the videos are fully scripted and move a good clip. Also, I’m doing a ton of editing on these to keep them more engaging. It’s a lot of work, but I think the result is worth it. The first video dropped today, and my plan is to come out with them weekly on Fridays for as long as I can keep up the pace and come up with interesting content. I have the first three weeks of videos already finished (and starting with the third, you’re going to see a big jump in quality, from SD to HD), and I have ideas for at least three more.
I may go back and redo some of the old Video Vault extras to punch them up and bring them in line with the new higher standard. Part of the reason I’m doing this is to get back to producing new content for this website, and part of it, frankly, is to add editing to the skillset I can use on my day job. Win-win.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the video, and check back for more to come. You can find the first week’s video here.