It’s been a while since I’ve last posted. I’ve been kicking around of posting some videos instead of the usual post. Of course, cramming three months of income reports into one video wasn’t ideal as I ended up deleting some commentary to keep the video under 5 minutes.
Being unfamiliar with a few of the things used in the video (video capturing Powerpoint), I wasted about 5 hours today trying to the graphs from jittering on screen. Turns out, I had it 99% right last night and just needed one minor adjustment.
In the video, I use a few new toys I recently purchased (microphone, graphics tablet, and video capturing software). The learning curve on these also attributed to the time it took to produce.
Right now, I’m looking into getting some lights to make the videos better. This video was just using the room lighting.
Also, one final note. My first post on this site was 2/6/2011. When I brainstorming for domain name ideas, I kept coming back to Lazy Bastard Life. Mainly, because I would frequently tell people that I could achieve greatness if I weren’t such a lazy bastard. However, shooting the video and actually saying the URL out loud, I’m starting to not like the name so much. I do have another domain which I may use. Finally, I originally started posting my online journey under this URL back in December 2009 – tailgatepoker.com. Here’s a link to the post where I got my first comment. I was flying high for a couple weeks on that one.
So, let me know in the comments what you think about the video format. There’s much improvement to be made. But in order to practice, you have to practice. Also, I’m interested in your thoughts on my current domain choice.
One final note, I’m attending the NewMediaExpo in Las Vegas in few weeks. Anyone else going? I’m jacked to see Leo Laporte and Chris Hardwick deliver a keynote as well as see Pat Flynn in action.