Sunday, April 13, 2014

Reason for Lack of Videos

You may have noticed a lack of videos lately on my gaming channel. I do have some videos I'm working on but I don't have an ETA on when they will be available. Right now I'm focused on editing another GTA V video. It's a continuation of the last one I released but I wanted to take some extra time on it. The reason being that in this particular segment we were playing a race mode and, sorry for spoiling it, but I get destroyed at the beginning. Because I'm currently the only one of our group with a capture device, I missed all the action, but the commentary from the other players was still kind of entertaining and detailed so I want to take some creative freedom to work with that and make the video more entertaining to watch. Unfortunately this comes at the worst time possible as there's stuff going on in my personal life that affects my editing time and it's just not possible for me to get this done in the amount of time it normally takes me. So you may have to wait a little longer. Hopefully it will all be worth it.

A few other small things I should update you all on. First of all, the "Til Talks" series, as you may have notice, has been put on hold. Again, for personal reasons, it was becoming increasingly impossible for me to do it on a weekly basis. The original concept was more of a test anyway and I've learned a few things about it. First of all, the editing and scripting involved was not ideal for me. I also recognize that this is a secondary channel I run for gaming and while the VLOGs were about gaming, it wasn't really something people seemed to want to watch, even if they may want to hear the discussion. To add to that point, I found that I didn't want to be in front of the camera for that channel. There's another channel I run where the VLOGs I make there it makes sense for me to be in front of the camera and connect to my subscribers, but it didn't really work for my gaming channel. 

So, as much as I like talking about news in the gaming industry and I will likely bring back the series, it is going to have a major format change. First of all, it won't be called "Til Talks". I might be reserving that title for something else on another potential channel. Secondly, I want to aim for something of a podcast-like format. It will likely involve another host I can discuss things with and the visual side of things will be some sort of game capture. It will just make things a lot easier for me and it will be faster to push out the content on a regular basis, especially since I'm not dealing with a camera and the setup it involves. There likely won't be a script either. I don't know when I'm going to do this but it will likely happen sometime later this year. For now, the outlet I'm using to talk about news in the gaming industry is my Facebook page.

Finally, the FAQ on this site has been slightly updated. Some people have asked how I make my videos so hopefully that will help. If your question has not been answered, leave a comment below or let me know on Facebook and Twitter and I'll try my best to answer.