1>3>4>2 wrote:I love writing and editing videos and all that jazz but my god my work ethic is abysmal. I have bursts of creativity and content that I'm happy with then I just stop for some reason. Got a few half made videos and scripts that I didn't get around to finishing. Sucks man.
Same here. Tho I have to say your videos are always well written and enjoyable, I like how you don't go for the typical "IM SO ANGRY ABOUT THINGS FFFFPPPPPBT" bullshit schtick a lot of people go for nowadays to get subs. But the sheer amount of time it takes to make a decent video means id probably have to give up playing actual videogames in order to make videos about them. Nowadays I pretty much just upload straight gameplay footage but I try to mix it up with modding videos, 60fps videos, and some retro stuff (I have a lot of popular Atari ST videos). Tho my channel isn't doing too badly considering the effort I put into it. 300+ subs and over 1.6 mil views
Green Gecko wrote:Welcome to every creative endeavor/hobbie/job ever undertaken.
Honestly though if you speak to people that's 100% normal, it just means for the most prolific people you see more of that 5% that actually gets finished / isn't total gooseberry fool.
Too true, got a bunch of half-finished guides (including an 11k word unfinishedMajora's Mask guide ) that God only knows if I'll ever get around to finishing.
Good videos also take time to edit properly with transitions, synching voice overs, lower thirds, rendering, uploading etc etc. And all for a video that lasts a fraction of the time you took to make it.
Case in point, my highest recommended skillset on LinkedIn is photography. I work nowhere in photography. I can't say that isn't genuine - I've done loads of photography projects, I am a good shoot, know my theory, the darkroom and Photoshop and Lightroom etc. etc., degree units and so on. I've taken thousands upon thousands of photos. How many have I showcased online? Erm... one. Literally one photo. This one actually:
I met PewDiePie once a few months back on a trip to Brighton ( had no idea he lived there ) and got to touch him.... But was not able to pick his pocket. I generally like his videos but damn I'm jealous of his wealth... Ten years younger than me too jammy sod
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I didn't know that either. Isn't he one of the wealthiest young people now? I had to explain this to my dad the other day, which made him double take, that's pretty rare. It's a good way to point out the popularity of video games these days, that people are happy to just watch people play them to that extent, nevermind buy any.
I'm starting to hit my stride a bit now in terms of writing, recording and editing videos. I've actually got a work ethic and creative drive and I've got a steady stream of content coming now some of which I've put a lot of work into and I'm extremely proud of. I've kind of found I prefer writing and examining games critically. Reviews and Impressions videos are nice filling but writing long form videos about stuff is more interesting to me. Got a load of great ideas for new stuff as well. My biggest concern now I guess is getting it out there and it stresses me out. Because I don't want to whore it out and feel like a prick. But I think my stuff's good and would like it to be seen.
I've been using youtube more often recently. I cast two StarCraft Broodwar tournaments called STPL and BOSL I run over on teamliquid.com. The only other thing I upload is MK8 videos for now. https://www.youtube.com/user/QikzSC
Photek wrote:The problem with you Contardation is that your main platform is PS4, which is fine but I don't follow Playstation folk although I have subbed to you anyway.
Barely any X1 exclusive Ms reviews/looked at, no Forza (either), Dead Rising 3, Killer Instinct, Titanfall, Sunset Overdrive, Ori, MCC etc.
I'm not AD7
I don't see how that is a problem really. I don't draw any attention to what the platform is and usually just focus on the game (if its third party). It's not like I expressly create "Sony content". I've done videos for various consoles (PS4, 360, Wii U, GC, X1) so I'm not really Sony-centric outside of third party games. And that is usually because they are superior version on consoles. I have like 100 360 games for the exact same reasons. So by your definition I'd be Microsoft-centric if I focused on those last gen.
I've not had a Xbone that long really so I missed a lot of those games coming out so there'd be no point in me doing videos on them. I dislike Forza, don't own dead rising, I'm an avid player and supporter of Killer instinct (its one of the only reasons I play my Xbox atm) and I was the only person to take an Xbox One and KI to the Hypespotting pro tournie but I've not got enough to say about it in a video. I've only got titanfall recently but not really played much. Sunset Overdrive doesn't interest me in the slightest. Heard good things about Ori but not got around to it and MCC has been a hot mess for a long time and I don't really care about Halo anymore (I still made a beta-impressions video for halo 5) Let's not forget the main thing. I'm just a guy making videos about the games I can afford to buy. I'm not in a position yet to review everything so I usually focus on things I'm hyped about or whatever.
Been thinking of getting into this game for a while now... I know that video capture cards (such as the Elgato HD60) are pretty cheap in the grand scheme of things, and that the necessary requirements for getting on board the whole video presenting / review game are pretty small, but I just wanted to get some idea of your experiences so far with this whole YT venture.
If I did ever go down the whole YT thing, I'll be looking to do something more like CGR whereby I won't always be looking to review the latest (+ trendiest) games. I'll most likely just start with my back catalogue as it will actually give me an excuse to play the damn things...
Yes, searching for "Cosmo plays Games" usually finds me... I tend to play anything that takes my fancy and already own / get hold of cheaply. Plan to do more classic adventure games as well as lots of old school games from my early years as a PC gamer.
Doing skyrim September, or September of skyrim (haven't figured a proper title as yet) so as to finish my first "long-play" game from when I started.
I've been thinking about doing some YouTube videos again but I don't really have anything new to offer the world.
If anyone remembers, I did have a brief stint a few years ago with T-Mag Adventures. Looking back on it now, it was very Karl Pilkington-esque before he was even a thing and I remember you guys appreciating them. Makes me really wish I'd carried on with them as I wonder if I could have made something of them.
Hmm, wish I still had them but the only thing I have left is my Halloween spoof.
If I get some ideas, I'd love to give it another go but it's finding something I can be passionate about.