|Typical youtube video length for me...what am I editing,|
web videos or movies?
I'm also going to try and do more live commentary (that is, talking and reacting as I'm recording) in my videos to cut down on production time. I wasn't able to really do this before because the two microphones I was using at the time (one on my USB gaming headset and the other a generic USB microphone) produced this overwhelming 'buzz' sound (and picked up radio signals) that I couldn't fix without a separate sound editing program like Audacity. I recently bought a new microphone that uses a traditional 3.5mm jack instead of a USB connector and that seems to have solved this problem, at least for now.
|My new Microphone.|
As for the Blog, Nothing really new to report on that. The schedule I have right now for it (updating it every Tuesday), is working out pretty well for me. It fits in with what else I want to do and writing whatever pops into my head is admittedly kinda cool. Granted, I would like to see it grow and reach a wider audience, but that will come with time, I think.
As for the writing, well as I've said. I have a completed the first draft of my book and I need to get back to marking it up. But I still need beta readers, but no one I've asked has the time to do it (and I do understand why). A friend of mine, one Vanna Smythe (whose books you should totally check out by the way), suggested that I join a website that was all about Literary Criticism called Critique Circle. I did sign up, but I haven't been able to post anything on there. because.....I don't have enough points to do so...Ya know, I can understand having a premium membership option, websites don't pay for themselves after all. But how does it make sense for a site about critique to have something as arbitrary as a point system? I'm here to get feedback on my book, not play fricken Space Invaders. The way you get more points is by reviewing other people's work, and the author you're reviewing has the option to reject it, and that means you don't get any points. I don't enjoy doing reviews very much anyway, at least not anymore, so you can imagine my frustration here. but if that's what I gotta do, then, well, donkey work first, right?
Well anyway, that's all from me for now. Thanks for reading and putting up with me. See you later guys.