My First Video Contest!

August 8, 2019
It is official.  I have entered my first video contest.
 
My Rode Reel 2019
 
For those of you that don’t know what this contest is, it is one of the largest video contests in the world. 
You have to create a video 1-3 minutes long & a 1-3 minute behind the science video to accompany it.
 
I had a blast doing this and learned a whole lot a long the way.  I created both of these videos complete SOLO!
 
I know crazy right! Well, I am a beginner and as such have a limited pool of people that will help with these projects.
Plus I don’t know if I’m ready for a team of professionals 🙂 …. yet.
 
I have learned a ton from this experience.  I am considering starting a blog series that runs though how I made these.
That will be a separate post for a different day.
 
I would really appreciate any comments or support you have for these videos.
 
You can check out the video and vote for it here https://www.rode.com/myrodereel/watch/entry/7466
 
You can also find the Behind the Scenes video there as well.
 
So what is my video about?  Well, it’s about Youtube and then new Youtuber culture.  Even though, I am new to the world of video production as well as photography, I have seen a huge and sad irony.
 
I feel people are drawn to Youtube and other platforms because they want to create and have that art seen by others.  For that, Youtube is fantastic.  However, many people want to earn a living with it and that is fine, but they also like the freedom of “working for their-self.” In order to earn that living many people turn to gaming the algorithm.
 
The algorithim is there for Youtube’s benefit, rewarding consistent and high volume of posts.  This means to game the system people make 1, 2, sometimes more than 3 videos a day to be rewarded by the algorithm and have more people see it. These artists that want to be free, end up working for Youtube though the algorithm.
 
As you can probably tell, I am no professional writer or director, or anything video/film related. Thank you for reading and watching.  I hope you continue to follow me and this blog to see what kind of progress I can make.

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