I have a YouTube channel! It’s a new baby one and I intend to grow it into a useful adult channel.
No, not that kind of adult channel…
I thought creating a YouTube channel would be a straightforward process. In fact it has taken me around four years of difficulty after difficulty. First I had to figure out what I wanted to say. Then there was the technical side, working out what equipment to use for recording video and audio. I got organised in my spare bedroom and had a go – and discovered that when I am on my own in a room talking to a machine, I turn into a muppet. Feedback from friends was along the lines of “Why are you doing it like that?” and “Ewww, it’s terrible.” (I have some delightfully candid friends.) So I figured I needed someone to help, but professional video people are eye-wateringly expensive.
Eventually I recruited a student friend. We had a fun time filming, but then she found out there was something wrong with the sound and got discouraged. Last autumn I was having dinner with a colleague and found she was having the same problem, so we agreed to help each other in the spring. And then the pandemic hit. But the good news is, because I can’t get help from anyone else, my partner, who is a sound engineer and a techie, agreed to help me out. Hurrah! So I have uploaded five new videos, and created playlists which also include some other videos of me from the last few years.
Do please visit my channel; I’d love to know what you think. Also, if there are any topics you would like me to cover in a video or blog post, please let me know in the comments.
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