Who makes these videos anyway?
This post was inspired by a video by the wonderful Tom Scott (Twitter) which I will link or embed at the bottom of this entry.
Inside the process of making video or streaming content there are a lot of separate roles that on small channels like mine tend to amalgamate. Tom and Matt talk about all the major roles in their video but not all of them apply to gameplay content. In gameplay you tend to have the talent, the director, the producer and the editor.
I have to be the talent, which is difficult without actually having any but, but it really just means I’m the host. I have to be the director and make sure I do the things in games that get the best out of me (the talent) and the game. Then I need to be the editor; with all the expertise to cut, place and time the videos and to keep the viewer interested.
Sometimes I can enlist the help of actual talent by dragging in friends or hosts of other channels. This takes a real load off me because then I don’t need to be talking constantly, which is a relief to you all as well I’m sure.
I only make content for YouTube and Twitch because I find it fun. When I stop finding it fun then I take breaks. The best way to keep it fun for me that you can all do is subscribe and comment – getting feedback on what I put out there is amazing.
Thank you everyone who already does subscribe and comment, now, here is that amazing video I mentioned earlier…