This week I managed to finishing shooting for my second episode, which is about death and survival.
Our contract at work is expiring, actually tonight at midnight, so I have been spending a lot of time with the union on that problem, but somehow I managed to get all my footage together. I guess if we go on strike I will have more time on my hands for these videos, huh?
I have been mostly shooting in my neighborhood, but I also got out to Calvert Vaux before work to shoot one bit.
I have some time off this weekend, so I should be able to edit something for next week.
Images from the latest shoots below…
Things have been crazy at work, so right now my videos are arriving slower than the G train.
After working a whole bunch of overtime, which basically leaves me with no daylight to shoot and no energy even if there is still a bit of light, I am finally getting some work in on the second episode.
Today we had a big thunderstorm, so I got some amazing shots of Washington Cemetery until it looked like my camera was about to get water-logged.
Some more shots below…
This week I have been getting the second episode together. It is going to be on survival and survival’s nemesis, death.
Where I live is a pretty perfect location for this episode, as dead people are all around me.
Below are some study shots and stills of B-roll that I took a few days ago…
After finally getting my first video blog up, I have been dragging on getting more done.
I have a ton of ideas, but it actually takes a lot of time to turn those ideas into something that I want to have living on the web forever. Work has been crazy and I have had a bunch of things to deal with at home, so I just haven’t found the time.
So I am almost ready to start shooting several more episodes… updates to come.
I was talking to Theo via email about my project and he suggested that I set up a channel on Vimeo to host all my episodes, so I got that set up here.
A channel with one show, not much to speak about yet.
It took me a lot longer than I expected, but I finally got a first episode done that I am happy with. I am calling it “Gotta come from somewhere” and I have to thank Theo Carroll heartily for all the help he provided me to get this done.
Theo’s course came to an end about a month ago (thanks so much Theo for all that you have taught me!), and the last week was on uploading managing videos on Vimeo and embedding them on our sites. Now that I have a first episode of my video blog that is pretty much ready, I had to get a Vimeo account in order to get this all up on the web.
So I have a Vimeo account here.
Theo says that Vimeo is superior to YouTube so for now I am following his advice and sticking with Vimeo… but I will consider whether I need to get these on YouTube at some point too.