Capturing a Memory: A Day at Home

I was surprised at how much I liked this…

I got this “Day at Home” idea from Cody Wanner when he did his own home/first person POV video.

When I tried the whole concept, I just went with a GoPro and was not really pleased with the initial footage. The quality was grainy, shots were kind of wobbly, the colors weren’t my normal quality…the list goes on.

But when I decided “I’m going to capture this memory!” and just threw the footage in the final cut pro x, found a wistful song that I liked, and started editing…it was like magic. After about 5-10 minutes of editing I already knew that this was going to be one of my favorite videos I’ve made to date.

Even if it doesn’t get any views on YouTube…I am SO HAPPY I made this video.

The nostalgia I already feel when I rewatch this is powerful and I know that nostalgia will only grow in the years to come.

I can’t encourage you enough to try and really capture memories of your family. Memory is a fickle thing and little treasures like this are worth the effort.

Links of the Week (05/18/2020)

Wile E. Coyote files a lawsuit, blogging, and YouTube growth tips…

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, SOUTHWESTERN DISTRICT, TEMPE, ARIZONA

CASE NO. B19294, JUDGE JOAN KUJAVA, PRESIDING

WILE E. COYOTE, Plaintiff

-v.-

ACME COMPANY, Defendant

Opening Statement of Mr. Harold Schoff, attorney for Mr. Coyote:

​1990 New Yorker article…classic.

Wile E. Coyote v. Acme Company


Speaking of the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, animator Chuck Jones and his team were said to follow these simple rules when creating the cartoons…

The Rules of Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote Cartoons


Who wouldn’t like to blog for a living?

Imagine sitting at your desk in the morning, typing away and making a great living while everyone else is fighting traffic or their boss.

​Not a bad thought.

How To Blog Your Way To A Second Income


If your goal is to grow your personal brand on YouTube, but you don’t know how to get started, keep reading.

​While the goal of my vlogs isn’t to grow my personal brand…the advice here is solid and consistent with what I’ve heard many times.

How to Grow Your Personal Brand on YouTube: 4-Step Guide

Happiness = Reality – Expectations

Think about that…

I’ve watched this Casey Neistat vlog a couple times…it’s short. And no matter how many times I watch it, I appreciate the lesson he is gleaning from this Elon Musk interview.

Happiness = Reality – Expectations

Let that settle in a bit.

My Favorite YouTube Playlist: “Chillin on YouTube”

Something to be mellow to…

In these stressful times I do my best to keep the vibe chill wherever I’m working. I made this YouTube playlist that I think you may like.

Scott from California’s “Chillin on YouTube” playlist

This Video Has How Many Views?

It’s not just about the views…

The script this guy uses to update his video title is pretty neat.

Even cooler is his explanation of how the internet has progressed in various areas in relation to scripts like these. Tom Scott has obviously been around for a while and does a great job explaining it simply.

However, the real kicker is at the end…watch the whole thing.

The message will resonate with you whether you know code or not.

Giving Away Free How-To Photography Booklet to Families and Colleg Students

Seeing these kinds of Good Samaritan actions warms my heart…

Jared Polin is a photographer I follow on YouTube. He is giving away (for free) a photography booklet to (first) those whose kids’ schools closed for a few weeks and (second) college students whose college closed.

Please share with anyone you think might be interested. (he’s a really good photographer)