a blog about a vlog
I just made a youtube video, like LITERALLY EVERYONE ELSE and posted it. Big whoop, right?
I should really be doing my taxes right now.
Here it is:
how was it?
It was ok. I was nervous for releasing my first “real” youtube video, but really, probably nobody's going to even notice, so what's there to be worried about? I've planned for a few “warm up” videos before I get into the ones I really want to make, so hopefully I can gather a few people who might be interested in watching them by that point. Possibly not though. I'm no Mercer or Colvile.
what are you going to do?
Seems like there are a lot of production issues on this video.
- I need to get better at recording better takes of entire segments so I have to spend less time crappily editing the video after the fact.
- I got a lapel mic, but it's kinda junky and seems like I should maybe stick to the more expensive shotgun mic
- There seems to be a bit of crackle when the voice track tops out, and I couldn't isolate it. Not sure where it comes from or if it's in the original video.
- Video's not very crisp. Here are some possibilities:
- focus just isn't dead on. I'm using manual focus and I can't sit and focus at the same time. Possibly try autofocus.
- Reflection from the teleprompter is screwing up focus. Cover teleprompter better.
- teleprompter glass or lens is not clean.
- Yes, there's a bright spot in the video from internal reflections in the teleprompter. I learned.
- music is kind of rumbly and possibly annoying to some people. I've got no feedback on this yet.
- White balance is jacked, I know, and I think I've fixed it for the future.
- Background isn't blurry enough. I used FFMPEG to denoise the video's very high ISO, but possibly I need even more light to lower the ISO and get less noisy video while pushing the aperture wider for more depth of field.