I was hoping to have it out today, honestly, but exporting this video has been a bit of a hootenanny. I filmed my live segments with a GoPro this time, which I’ve never done before for a sit-down review, and it’s yielded mixed results. I chose it for the super wide angle lens that it has, and I really like the composition of the shot that I got. But the footage also came out super grainy, most likely because of my lighting (or lack thereof). Lighting is so tough, man. Looks good on the preview monitor, but turns out grainy every time. The good news is that I think I have my audio under control for this episode, which is kind of a rarity for me.
Anyway, I just have to get this video to export and look decent, then once it’s encoded I have to thumbnail it and upload it, and then you watch it. So it’s at the goal line. Almost there.
I’m really excited about this video, though! At one point movie reviews were my absolute favorite thing to produce, but once my food videos really set sail, the film reviews kind of fell off by the wayside. On top of not having to jump through Content ID hoops, Brutalfoods just fit the current state of YouTube way better than my movie reviews did, and I convinced myself that the film reviews weren’t worth the effort anymore. Mystery Tapes showed up as a format to kind of fill in the gaps, but it’s definitely not the same.
I’m excited to bring back the movie reviews though, because I think they’re a blast. They also let me get a little bit roastier than I do on my food videos. I feel like the food videos are way heavier on style, while the movie/VHS reviews have the substance. The food videos have gags, but the media reviews actually have jokes. Though I will say that my last food video was pretty heavily orchestrated, and it looks like my next one will be too (albeit with much less chroma key), so we’ll see where that takes us.
Am I rambling? I’m just sitting here watching this video export, hoping for the best. I’m having to export in 2k for the first time ever. 2k is way too big for a video file, we don’t need that many k’s. You guys don’t need that many pixels of my face.
Anyway, after this movie review comes a food video right behind it. I’m hoping to keep this next brutalfoods a little shorter just to see how that goes view-wise? My videos have grown so long, which I honestly really prefer, but it does make them daunting at times. I wouldn’t mind a shorter video now and again. Don’t even get me started on the Big boy, he’s still hibernating right now.
The Fatty Bear stream will not be on my birthday, I’m actually going to go do celebratory things that day. My guess is that the birthday stream will close out the month for me, somewhere along the very tail end. And then in July we’ll start our first stream series in like half a year! Geez. Sorry for the wait.