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September 25, 2015

Adventures In YouTube

Yes, I have a YouTube channel. Six videos up, with more on the way. At this stage, it’s just a hobby, an adventure of sorts, but I’m so glad to have made the time to do it. I love seeing the way YouTube has developed. In many ways YouTube now has the dynamism and excitement […]

Yes, I have a YouTube channel. Six videos up, with more on the way. At this stage, it’s just a hobby, an adventure of sorts, but I’m so glad to have made the time to do it. I love seeing the way YouTube has developed. In many ways YouTube now has the dynamism and excitement that blogging once had.

Although I’ve had a YouTube account for a while, I’ve done very little with it, apart from posting the odd timelapse video. Last year, I put up a guitar maintenance video that’s had over 1000 views, with no real promotion.

The truth is, I’ve wanted to do video for some time, but as I’ve mentioned on the blog before (like this post from 2010), I always felt as though it would be too much work. But, “production values,” “time required to learn the software,” and so on were just excuses.

At this stage the channel is still a hobby, which is my way of saying I’m not sure yet what’s purpose or goals might be. Basically, I’m trying a few things, looking for a rhythm to work with. I’ve kept the guitar maintenance video up and also added some new videos about editing podcasts, writing a book and a camera bag review. I’ve shot and am editing upcoming videos on microphone modification and customising some studio tools.

My hope is to show some of the work I do, in my studio and in my workshop, on a day to day basis. I’ve spent so much of the last 18 months talking about creativity in an abstract sense that I’ve kind of stopped showing you what that creativity looks like in practice.

Of course, I’d like the videos to be helpful. So, if there’s some aspect of what I do that you’d like to see me demonstrate in a video, please let me know. And, of course, check out the channel, watch some of the videos, like or leave a comment and maybe even subscribe.

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