After reading about a Pastor who died handling a rattlesnake and UCLA Insists P. Diddy's son deserves college scholarship I thought I would compile a list of some of the extra items I was going to need to get my vlog up and running.
I can't buy content. Actually I can but that isn't the route I am going in this stage of my decision making. In fact, I need to decide which direction or niche I want to go in and then find content that will make the vlog long lasting. I think I want to give myself a trial period of 6 months to see if it's something I want to do long term.
2. A Website
To add another page to my already heavy paged website would just be pure Insanity. I find that I need to direct people to another website and keep it very specific so they know what they are going to get each time they arrive. For the most part I think people don't know what to expect from me which is both the fun and stupidity of what I have done thus far. That is NOT going to happen this time around.
As an actor I had to learn lines. As an ESPN commentator I had to learn names and text. My memorizing ability for a tri weekly vlog is not something that I want to challenge myself with. I love talking off the cuff but the content is the most important thing to tighten up and not my memorization skills.
4. A Cool Looking Background
I have multiple compositions in my house that scream HOUSE and not vlogger extraordinaire so I am going to have to either design a background or outsource the project so I can brand my show to be. I can use a curtain, drawing, green screen, multiple photos or something else to get the look I want but it must look cool.
5. A Backup Drive
With all of the photography I do and videos I have done over the years I have maxed out my hard drive. It seems that I only have a few GB to spare and will need something to hold all the video content. The way I see it, if I do a 3 minute video 3 times a week for 6 months then I will need enough space to hold 234 minutes of edited video not to mention all of the outtakes. I think a Terabyte is the way to go.
Jay Leno only wears suits on the Tonight Show but in real life he wears denim shirts. I am not a suit and tie on TV kind of guy (maybe that will change) but I am going to need to get a bunch of different shirts and rotate them in such a way that I don't look like I am wearing the same old thing everyday. Unless of course I wear the same shirt everyday which is a choice that might not be a bad one or I can always do topless like Insanity.
All in all this is not going to be an easy project to start but once it is under way should be a lot less intense. Through all of the investigation I have done thus far it seems that I will need to spend around $400 to get this up and going.
Am I forgetting something? Throw your 2 cents in on the bottom and let me know.
6/4/2012 03:12:14 pm
Sounds like you're going to have fun. I'll definitely be checking out your vlogs!
6/4/2012 03:53:23 pm
How about a cool microphone like Pat Flynn has and a new hat? I'm a Sox fan Jai sorry! Looking forward to seeing the new project!
6/5/2012 05:47:46 am
Ohhhh Paul. Our friendship has changed. I wish I could delete the o and put in Sux. :)
6/4/2012 03:53:34 pm
Thank you. I appreciate you saying that.
6/6/2012 08:02:12 am
Great pic...er....homie. I think you're starting off on the right foot. By listing all of the potential problems, you'll set yourself up to come up with creative solutions.
6/6/2012 08:09:08 am
You have a great point. I think I will keep working on my game plan. It constantly changes but it's for the good right now.
6/6/2012 05:27:43 pm
And a few lights so that your are visible
6/6/2012 11:22:35 pm
Damn. I knew I forgot something.
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