So I tried something a little different this time. I have to say that it was a lot of fun to shoot. Let me know what you thought of this format in the forum/comment thing and give us your thoughts. If this is well-received then I'll be doing something similar a little more often and if not then I won't!
The technical side of things is getting better but still isn't what I want it to be. It's frustrating to envision something that would be really awesome if achieved and just not have the technical know-how/ability/experience to be able to execute it perfectly. But I do recognize that it is a process and it will only get better and better.
For this episode I wanted to use webcams but apparently that takes more effort than “just do it” so you just get to see my beautiful face on camera and my guests are just avatars. However if I decide to do this again I'll try to get webcams going (which would be pretty cool I think). For this episode though you'll have to use a little imagination.
Also there was a major malfunction in the middle of the show and a couple of rough edits were required but I don't think it affected the watchability at all; it just required more work of me to actually go and fix things instead of just uploading raw footage like I did with the first two AJTV episodes. PLUS! I shot this with a different program than I used the other times and needed to convert the file which cut a significant amount of the quality especially audio but also visual. I'm really sorry about this and the future episodes will be of better quality; I pinky-promise.
The graphic design work in this episode was just a little something thrown together by me and I am no professional graphic designer so please excuse it if it's a little... crappy. I'm going to try and get some help from someone with experience to create a sick logo and an overlay for me as well as a background for these types of episodes.
We talked for nearly twice as long as the video length and this is what I cut it down to. Be sure to listen for my stuffy nose!
But that's enough excuses! As I said it was a lot of fun to shoot and I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for watching!
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P.S. I have a couple of articles and another (super awesome) episode of AJTV coming up so expect actual weekly updates from me for a (probably short) while!