Saturday, January 17, 2009

Sheffield Gathering

I've always loved seeing videos and hearing about gatherings. Today, one was held at Sheffield. As I write this it is almost midnight in the United Kingdom. Today some YouTube participants got together to meet, play and fellowship. Familiar faces, all.

Hopefully, we'll get to see posts of the event and hear commentary from those that attended. Check my channel for favorited videos on the event.

I did a video about having my own gathering. Hope you enjoy it if you haven't seen it.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

A Better Way To Post

Ten years ago I couldn't have done this. You may have read my earlier post about what it takes to get my vlogs on YouTube. But, thanks to the internet, I now have a better way to get my videos online. Sam Caplat and I were on a chat one morning and I discovered he was a Adobe Premiere editor as well. I was mentioning what I had to do to create a 16:9 video (all the rage these days) and he mentions a converter program to help. I know they existed and he recommended the perfect one. Save the day Sam!

This takes about half an hour off of my editing time and allows me to export from one computer and right on to YouTube. Brilliant stuff! The program I use in named Prism from NCH Software.

Now..what to do with all this extra time!?!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Barry Aldridge

There is a popular poster named Barry Aldridge on YouTube. I hope you non-tube types can follow this story. When you post on YouTube people can make word replies or video replies. Video is much more fun. One day Barry, who has way over 2,426 subscribers, was asking for our favorite Walt Disney movie. Great question since every one on earth knows about Uncle Walt. I answered with a video response. You can read about it on his blog here.

I didn't know he had posted my video on his site. So when I saw that I thought there must have been some mistake and posted another reply video. You may read about that here.

I can't say enough about his generosity and kindness toward my posts. I truly do this for fun. It's a nice release for me and I have truly enjoyed my circle of friends who have been connected by our common love of making videos. Be sure to read his blog and watch his videos.

Thank you Barry!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Thank You for 200

Thank you for 200 subscriptions! When I first started making videos for Youtube I never dreamed that my 8 subscribers would eventually become 200. I know that to many of you that 200 is not a lot. But to me it is more than I ever thought I'd get. As I type this it's actually 208. Pinch me. Thank you and please know there's more to come.

There have been some great people who have been very kind in promoting my videos and encouraging their subscribers to sub me.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

It's been amazing watching all of the New Year's Eve videos. With the click of a mouse you're connected with friends all over the world. I never really thought much about YouTube and what it was. I enjoyed watching old clips from television shows and the occasional personal posting.

What I was missing was the community. I have enjoyed videos from some amazing people who have encouraged me and been extremely helpful. I just wanted to say how grateful I am for all of those who have lead by examples with great, creative original content. You continue to inspire.