Prelude to the Death March

posted December 21st, 2013, 11:00 am


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December 21st, 2013, 12:02 am

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If I didn't know any better... Wait... I do. The final showdown is about to begin.

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December 21st, 2013, 12:59 pm

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December 21st, 2013, 2:10 pm

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Wait, there's three now? The final showdown? It's almost over?

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December 22nd, 2013, 7:54 am

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IT'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!

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December 26th, 2013, 7:49 pm

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Oh, umm... I also just got a webcam and a Skype account today. So, umm... Real-Time Author Chat is now possible!

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December 26th, 2013, 8:46 pm

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Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

I was waiting until I had access to camtasia studio before I started doing vlogs. I learned long ago people judge you by your first efforts regardless of what software you use. But, I also know that I could work in front of some people and put forth extra effort at home and still be considered a turd. As such, I figured, F**K it! I may as well shoot for the best quality I can afford. Which, I might add would still place me amateur because "ancient tech is ancient." And, while retro software may have fewer features, it's still more than they provide in the consumer edition. In fact, I heard Deep Space 9 ran on Windows 3.1

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December 26th, 2013, 10:32 pm

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@Slimecat: Well, I got the best webcam my local store possessed, and the picture quality is extremely crisp, while the built-in microphone completely irradiates any background noise. It all seems practically studido quality. So, I think I'm doing pretty good at this point, as far as equipment goes. Still gotta decide on what kind of video-editing software to chose, and quite possibly tackle Audacity and some form of screen-capture, and then I think I'm good to go. Gonna start making videos soon!

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December 27th, 2013, 12:29 am

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I have several screen capture software I lack experience in using. "Camtasia Studio" is used by liberal arts college professors. I also have sony vegas, after effects, flash, anime studio, and crazy talk. Audacity is awesome, but Morph Vox allows one to alter their voice. Plus, you might want to look into a text to speech engine. I understand powtoon is free.

I wanted to get an audio interface kit, and a Nikon DSLR with a full compliment of lenses before I did any freelancing. I almost have a photo booth set up as well. I have a green screen and lights I still need a few backdrops. I collect video cameras, but It's been so long since I talked to anyone about it I have to relearn the vocabulary and jargon for what I'm doing. Otherwise, I won't be able to make back the thousands of dollars I blew on the initial investment. I respect myself, and owe it to myself as a professional.

Unfortunately, I also have to discover a trade. Providing service is not nearly as profitable as providing a trade.

I was going to make video's soon too, but by the time I completed the core requirements of my degree, with exception to my english and history professors, all the other competent visual media professors flew the coop. But, I can say with absolute certainty I got to choose my electives wisely. Becasue, you know, I figured interpersonal communication, philosophy, acting, and persuasion would be useful.

Unfortunately, I underestimated the need for crisis managers to put out crisis fires. Damn, if only I had an expired EMT certification like my sister to fall back on. Which is ironic, because I like to head off problems before they occur. And, I couldn't convince one person that speech language pathology didn't cover "coprolalia," which is most likely because a general overview of the subject, like the general overview of anything else, only covers common problems and discoveries dealt with by the profession in general. I knew what echolalia was, and I learned a whole spectrum of vocabulary, teaching or coaching strategies, new tolerance and understanding. So that was fun.

Once again, I am a visual media graduate... which I assume means I'm a specialist in visual media. I don't have the money to get a masters degree at the moment. And, thanks to President Obama and his affordable care act program I may never be able to, at least not responsibly.

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