I Still Don’t Have a Camera

This is really starting to piss me off now.

In August I noticed a fault with my camera. When shooting on a Canon DSLR, there are several different shooting modes which can be interchanged via a dial on the left hand side. The preferred shooting side for filming is ‘M,’ which doesn’t stand for ‘movie’ (I thought it did at first), but rather ‘Manual’. This means that you can control all the different settings like lighting, audio, style etc before you compose your shot rather than the camera doing it for you.

For some reason, sometimes whilst shooting on that recurring thick green lines would roll up and down the screen. They actually recorded onto the footage, as well, so it wasn’t a monitor issue. This didn’t happen all the time and I managed to shoot lots of footage without encountering the problem, but when I actually had to use a different shooting mode in the production of my short film for a certain scene which drastically affected the quality, I’d had enough. Continue reading

Change

I’m always wary of writing these types of articles. I have tendencies to drift into “teenage tumblr girl mode” which I always try to avoid; some of my earlier work was like that and it has been now either deleted or heavily edited. That isn’t me (mainly) and I don’t want people to think of me as such. That ‘itz ok 2 b diferent lol” video? That’s gone. It misrepresented my channel plus I think the content and title were pretty… Yeah.

Don’t get me wrong – I feel like my best posts are when I’m writing about personal matters. This is going to be one such post. I just have to write it well. Continue reading

xXBucketSlayer420Xx [MLG]

It was inevitable.

If you don’t regularly journey to the dark depths of the internet like me, then you’ll be unfamiliar with the term ‘MLG’. It stands for Major League Gaming and are videos uploaded to Youtube mocking the traditional gameplay videos uploaded, ridiculously overusing Dubstep tracks, Smoke Weed Everyday by Snoop Dogg and throwing a bunch of different random shit into it. They’re hilarious.

I have two friends whom are relatively internet-savvy and know how to make these ‘MLG’ thingy-ma-bobs. Naturally, one of them has made two related to my videos. Like I said in my previous post I’m a pretty self-aware guy and enjoy being mocked or criticised and gave him my consent to go freaking nuts – rip them apart, I’d love it. Continue reading

WARNING: You Are Now Entering The Friendzone

I can guarantee every single one of you think that title means something else.

I think that I’m quite a self-aware guy; I openly acknowledge and accept what others think of me, what they don’t think, I know about my own flaws and qualities and make self-deprecating jokes on a somewhat daily basis. That’s why it’s important to try and see the funny side when stuff like this happens – and I have. Today I went on a walk with a friend. I only met her a few weeks ago through some pre-existing friends but she’s very lovely and awesome and we’ve talked a lot so I asked if she’d like to meet up today. You guessed it – she said yes.

There are two massive hills right at the bottom of town where I live. One is visible from the high street, although there’s a load of houses up there which kind of spoils it, and the other is a bit to the right but it’s much bigger and doesn’t have any houses there or anything. I’ve been up there plenty of times and enjoy going there because it’s so nice and peaceful – too bad my camera is out-of-action so I couldn’t do any photography. Continue reading

The Future

Now is the sort of time where I have to start considering the choices for my future.

I’m reaching the end of my secondary education – which is saying goodbye to what has been the “norm” for me since 2003. If you’re outside of the UK and reading this then let me just give you a quick run-down of how our education system works:

  • Primary School – age 4-11, Year Reception-Year 6, complete SATS at the end (compulsory)
  • Secondary School – age 11-16, Year 7-11, study for GCSE’s over Year 10-11 and complete exams at the end (compulsory)
  • College – age 16-18, Year 12-13, study for A-Levels over the two years finishing in exams (compulsory)
  • University – 18+ (optional)

The American equivalents to those would be Elementary School, Middle School, High School and College. If you’re not in England or America then I have no idea how you get things done. But I happen to be in Year 11, meaning in May I’ll be sitting my GCSE exams – big scary important ones – and will be headed off to College in less than a year, which is a very big step.
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The Players

It’s been, what, a week? Jeez. Time for some updates.

Hello. I’ve been incredibly busy lately and have barely had time to sleep let alone blog.

Everything seems to have been thrown at me at once. Lots of homework, tests, mocks, and sickness. I feel terrible. I woke up yesterday morning feeling pretty crappy, so I went into school late – plus it gave me some extra time to finish my plan for the Spanish exam today, but more on that later.

However, this morning I woke up and felt like utter shit. Continue reading

What I Want To See In STAR WARS EPISODE VII

I like to have a healthy balance of videos on my channel.

I am first and foremost, a geek, and one of the things which I strived to do when I started making videos was regularly upload geeky and movie content which could be accessed by members of the general public who wouldn’t normally have access to stuff like that. I throw in normal ‘vlogs’ too, of course, but geek videos are my passion. It’s been nearly two months since the last one, so now they’re back with what I want to see inĀ Star Wars Episode VII! Continue reading