December 31, 2012

rebel/film/break update

Update: I decided to return the telephoto lens that came with my camera, which brought the price of it down to $450.

December 10, 2012

distorted reality

How do you escape life's many unpleasant realities?

This was my final project for production one and is on IMDb here.

May 18, 2012

embedded video transition

After I emailed a question this week, my account along with all my videos were deleted for copyright infringement. Although I was pretty upset when this happened, I have copies of all my vlogs, so after looking around for another video hosting site to upload them to, I settled on YouTube. While I will miss having links to download master copies of my videos, having them embedded directly on posts does make them easier to view, although I am still at risk of having them deleted on a whim.

In my rush to make the transition to YouTube I failed to save all of my vlog's original thumbnails but was able to recover all but seven of them, which isn't too much of a loss. I decided not to re-upload my first 30 vlogs out of embarrassment, so these posts contain their original thumbnails instead of embedded videos. I guess having all my vlogs deleted is a reminder that I need to focus on creating videos with all-original content, but this would alter the way I make them (which isn't necessarily a bad thing).

While there might not be much of a point in re-uploading videos that probably no one cares to see, I spent a lot of time and put a ton of passion and care into my video blogs, so I want them to stay available for anyone who might want to watch them. Although the future of my vlog remains unclear, I intend to keep my videos playable for as long as I can, for they, besides my memories, are the only reminders I have of things I am already starting to forget.