I completely forgot to mention one thing regarding my YouTube channel: there is a second channel connected to me (that one is NOT verified). While I do own both channels, DO NOT use the other channel. UnBiasedStudios is the correct channel that will have my reviews (and other videos). That channel is also verified because I own it. So that should clear things up. I'll get back into UnBiasedStudios for another day.
Alright, everyone. My second video is OFFICIALLY done and my YouTube channel is up. Right now, there isn't much going on, but it won't be very long before my channel has videos. Keep in mind that for the time being, only reviews will be on my channel. Once things get going, I'll start migrating my other videos there. But for now, non-reviews will be on the website. The channel you'll be looking for is UnBiasedStudios (it is a verified channel). I also made an avatar for my channel as well so you won't have to know what it looks like. Don't bother searching just yet, as I still have to work out all the tags and search related stuff.
There's a couple of things to keep in mind: unlike the second video, you won't know what types of reviews I'll be posting, I won't be keeping you guys up to date as far as my video progress goes, you guys are really going to have to be patient when it comes to this. I can't be uploading videos left and right, it just doesn't work like that. Also you won't be able to comment on my videos. It's because I don't want to have to deal with the irrelevant comments, but you can choose on whether the videos are good (I find the like/dislike buttons more effective when it comes to videos). And finally, enjoy the videos (sure they may suck, but at least I'll be going down in a blaze of glory).
Well, guys. The time is almost here. I have ALL of my live action video shot, and I only have a little bit more recording to go. It shouldn't be much longer. I only have two more edits to go, and I'll be set. A little note: I'll be making an intro to my YouTube channel. There I'll be going over what my channel will be about. Spoiler: Reviews of anything. Now unfortunately, I can't take requests because I already have a schedule of what's going to be reviewed. I hated to say it, but I had to.
Well people, I have some good news. I managed to gather up the energy needed to do more work on my video, and it went pretty well. Remember when I said I'd give no script a shot? Well, that didn't go very well. What happened (in lament's terms) is that I screwed up my lines too many times, and it's because I lack experience. Probably once I get more comfortable with being on camera, maybe my "do a video without a script" worry should go away.
Ironically, when I do my Hamlet soliloquy, I won't have a script to work with, and I'll be on my own when I do the shoot. Unlike the reviews, this particular video won't have a great deal of editing to do. It'll just be me reciting Hamlet's soliloquy with some background music to match (if anyone can refer me to a website with some music to fit, I'll make sure to add your name to the credits. Just head over to the contact page, use the tag "Hamlet Music" and a WORKING link, and I'll check it out. If I found what I like, your name goes on the credits).
I also did some recording this afternoon, and sadly, I had to read the script that was presented to me. I really wanted to do these videos without a script, but I'm afraid it would go much worse than planned. I'm willing to bet AVGN does his videos without a script. Come to think of it, does he use a script when he makes a video, or does his speeches come from his true feelings he has about the stuff he "reviews" (quotes referring to the games)?
It seems that there is another idea of a video for me to make is in the works. I've always wanted to do Hamlet's Soliloquy, and I think this would be an excellent opportunity for me to showcase the various tones and pitches of my otherwise horrid voice.
Now I'm sure most of you out there are like "that's sounds like fun and all, but when ARE you going to make these videos?" Now everyone just calm down! I know this is a lot for me to do, but I can only do them when I get some free time, and knowing Wal-Mart's ideology of "brainwashing the good people into becoming our drones", it's going to be quite a while. Once I get my second video up and running, I'll get started on my non-review videos.
Unlike my reviews, the non-reviews usually won't run under a script (unless need be) and will generally give my opinions and thoughts on products I've used, and whether they're worth the money or not.
Well, I got my audio recording equipment (microphone and pop filter) and after playing with it for a little bit, I can safely say that the next part of my second video is just about ready. After a small practice session, it's safe to say that I HATE THE SOUND OF MY VOICE!!! It sounds so unnatural and rather watery. Makes me glad I'm not a singer of any kind. If you end up with your ears bleeding after hearing my horrid voice, I apologize. I have some of the worst voice acting in the history of voice acting.
On a positive scale, NONE of the videos I plan on doing will require singing. I sound about as good as a drunk donkey at happy hour. I also promise not to use any swear words (no matter what) and try to keep a normal, calm voice as much as possible. It's going to take some practice, but I'm not one to turn down a challenge.
Will I have a script for my second video? Well, let's give it a try without a script first. If things go smoothly, I'll be fine without a script. If things go down hill, I'll have a script ready for recording for the next and all future videos. I also plan on having some audio files for you to listen to (they will come in handy for speech classes), but that's later down the road.
One more thing: if ANYBODY requests me to sing for ANY reason, I guarantee that you'll get a VERY HIGH PITCHED squeal in audio format, courtesy of me and my voice.
With all that said, you can expect the second video very soon.
It seems rather odd that I'm doing quite a bit with my new video editing software (more on that later) and camera. In less than a week, I'm already into making three videos. I'm still in editing mode with my second, and I plan on shooting my third video next week. What's it going to be about? Remember my Disc vs Digital blog? Well, it's going to be that, but I'm going to examine both much farther. It's going to be a 5 part series; starting with the pros of Disc, then pros of Digital, then cons of Disc, then cons of Digital, and finally, concluding with my overall opinion.
Some point down the road, I plan on combining all five parts together, but for right now, I'll just stick with making five individual videos. Have I bitten off more than I can chew? Most likely. But am I up to the challenge? You know it! Stay tuned. Oh, and just for the record; the five part series will start on my website first, then transition over to YouTube.
Ken Kriho is an upcoming videographer. He has a YouTube channel (link at home page). Ken is also a graduate with a degree in Art from UWEC.