Recently, I have been experimenting with creating YouTube videos and have so far produced three. In these I give an introduction to myself, my writing, and my current projects. The last one I made (which was about 2:00 a.m. this morning) focused on what can be learned in writing dialog, if one analyzes Quentin Tarantino’s move “Pulp Fiction”. Now I am planning to develop a fully fledged YouTube channel, as I have developed The Chamber, and see where it takes me.
My current plan is to make these in a variety of places, so that I am not tied down to a studio. This should make the videos more lively, spontaneous, and always changing. Some I will do outside at night, some at scenic spots around my house, some inside the house, and so on. I will probably do them at all hours as I do not have a regular sleep pattern and in varying states of sobriety. These won’t be for kids, if you do not want them to watch someone speaking while having a gin and tonic or smoking a pipe. This is my channel. I intend to be myself, more or less, for better or worse. At least at first, I will not have a regular schedule for posting the videos, though I may develop one later, targeting the times when I might get the largest audience.
Currently, I am not planning to write scripts for the videos, but will shoot from the hip and talk with the viewer as if he/she and I were talking face to face. These videos will be informal, though I intend to dress presentably for them and not do any in my work clothes. We will see how that goes. If I have to do formal presentations to make the videos viewable, I will. I have lots of experience in giving formal presentations.
So, drop by the channel at any time and check out my videos. You will probably find them most enjoyable late at night when you are chilling and having your favorite beverage and/or smoke.
Let me know what you think of them so that I can continuously improve the channel.