Thursday, April 17, 2014

I Shaved...My Face!

My chin looks enormous now. 

There comes a time in every man's life where he needs to decide what is important, to avoid being carded at the liquor store, or to man up and shave off his chin whiskers and and look professional at impending job interviews? The decision has been made. I now look like a butch four year old, and I have to live with my decision for at least the next three to four days. Learn from my mistake. Learn.

Well what's new? I am busy at work at my latest Epic Trailer, and it is going to be funny as hell and I can't wait for everyone to see it. However, I have hit a bit of a snag. See, some of the elements I have to work with have rather craptasticly soft sound, and no amount of altering is generating audible dialog that isn't being beaten to death by noise artifacts and distortion, so now I have to seek out good quality elements, and Comedy Gods willing, I should locate those today. Either way that shakes out, that does indicate that there will be a release date delay for my latest video. I know, I am letting you down, but it must be so. I am sorry. I do hope to have this beast uploaded and ready by Friday noon time, but that must also come with a flurry of mad dash editing. If I can't make it by then, you can bet Monday is a rock solid release date!

With that, I have cracked what I want my vlog to be. For those not in the know, a vlog is a "Video Blog" - get it? Vlog. Mine shall be "First World Problems With Matt." I'd love to give this a fireside, "Masterpiece Theater" vibe but I don't have an apartment with a fireplace. What are the problems I am going to cover? Well, you know those goofy intros I write at the top of every blog entry? Pretty much those. I think they're goofy as hell and if told in a straight faced way, could be hilarious. I don't have a specific timetable to get the ball rolling on these, maybe as early as next week, but we'll see what I can nock together in that time. I do have to keep looking for a job, make some progress on my book, edit my latest Epic Trailer, and I am also working on rebuilding my online portfolio; snazzy it up so it looks awesome. So this new vlog will have to come after all that, but keep a look out for it! It is coming!

That's all for now, gotta clean my apartment a little and take out the recycling. Those are first world problems, but they're not funny.

Monday, April 14, 2014

To Vlog Or Not To Vlog? That Is The Question...

I'm trying really hard to enjoy "Escape Plan"

Welcome back ladies, gents, children, and specially skilled cats and dogs that can activate computers and read nerd blogs. Hope all of you had a great weekend. Mine was nice and relaxing with the wonderful Colorado weather we're experiencing here. Yes, Friday and Saturday both were just spectacular with lots of sun and 70 degree weather... Sunday was a gigantic ice storm. I like to think of days like that as Mother Nature's reminder we're her little bitch.

What's new? Not a whole hell of a lot other than lots of things! To get the ball rolling - this here blog picked up a lot of solid traffic last week - perhaps due to the fact my latest Epic Trailers were pretty huge successes... well at least in my little estimation of them. Take a look again if you haven't already:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TMNT Epic Trailer

Godzilla Epic Trailer

1400+ views and counting each is pretty solid I think. Not to mention I gained more subscribers! If you haven't yet, please do - it helps get the videos I create promoted up the list, and it looks cool when people pull up my profile - and it helps in Google rankings when people search related material.

NEXT: Because of this blog - I got a nice little uptick in ad clicks, which is awesome, albeit not enough bucks to live off of, but it's something. ALSO if you happen to have AdBlocker on, you can turn it off for my blog, even if you don't ever intend to click on the ad, the number of times the ads appear helps too.

AFTER THAT: I got onto a nice job application binge, thankfully Friday was a very productive day on that end to the point that I heard back from one prospect within an hour requesting additional information before scheduling an interview! So with any luck on my side, stable, strong income isn't too far off.

AFTER AFTER THAT: Went and saw The Grand Budapest Hotel for the third time. Yes it is so good that my wife and I have willingly paid to see it three times in the theater and loved it each time. I honestly can't remember the last time that I, let alone both of us have seen a single movie in the theater that many times. So if you haven't gotten to it yet; GO! It's amazingly funny and I can't quit listening to the soundtrack, so be prepared to buy that as soon as you're out of the movie theater as well. In fact, you probably better have the Amazon app on your phone just in case you can't get that music out of your ears.

Where does that leave us? Well pretty much all caught up except that I am now planning my latest Epic Trailer, which I'm thinking I'll have them posted every Thursday if time permits. It seems like I get more views and traffic that day - people at work on a Friday with work being the last thing on their minds before the weekend need to have a little extra distraction!

Now I am also thinking about doing a Vlog of some kind. What kind of one? That is hard to say. I want it to be funny, and goofy but then there is a lot of competition for that kind of market. Not sure yet what I intend to do, or if I do it at all, but you can bet it'll be pretty awesome...or not. But we shall see what happens with that.

Until next time dear readers, be good out there, and enjoy your Monday! Saturday is only 4 more short days away!