Bloopers, Outtakes, and Shenanigans

Making a video is a little bit more difficult than I used to give it credit for.

I am not even talking about the planning,set-up, equipment and setting choices, editing...

I'm talking about talking. What a trip!

Keeping my tongue untwisted is an enormous challenge. Below is a Blooper Reel left over from a video tutorial I put together not that long ago. 

Thank goodness for the miracle of the edit!

The Blooper Reel came from this video tutorial I put together. The content is likely to be terribly basic for you but it is the kind of thing that I would have searched for when I began this hobby of building CBG's.

How do you handle the nervous chatter if you record a vid? Do you find your tongue getting tied up? Or does your mind work faster than your mouth?

Goodness knows mine does :)

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Comment by Glenn Watt on May 21, 2014 at 7:39pm
You'll pay for the whole seat but you'll only need the edge of it!

Matthew, it may not happen today... it may not happen tomorrow... but I will be seeing those movies.

Also, I am a firm believer in playing to my strengths. Especially at this point on the timeline of my life, I have a quickly dwindling resource of time left to live to the fullest of my potential. I simply cannot spend enough energy to shore up all of my short-comings. Instead, being the most I can be entails playing to my strengths. Which may lead a few of you wonder why I bother trying to do video... ;)

Anonymous Pick, there are a great many things in this world of CBGs that I may never get to that you have already done. You are much further along that timeline and your stuff is terrific!

Ron, if I did the logical thing and scripted a vid like the one above, I wouldn't be able to produce something that would have everyone shaking their heads, wondering what my problem is. :)
But as I have mentioned before in a brief interaction with you, I tend to learn on the fly. I don't mind pushing something out, flawed as it may be. The longer I sit on it, the less likely I am to follow through with it.

Plus, I kind of enjoy showing a flawed human side. My whole life is a blooper reel. :)

Thank you all for dropping in to read this and leave behind some thoughts. I appreciate it!
Comment by Ron "Oily" Sprague on May 21, 2014 at 3:00pm
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Comment by Matthew Borczon on May 21, 2014 at 8:25am

Yeah, the other guys pretty much cover it. Find your strength and stay in your zone. If you happen to be a big fan of B movie direct to video moster pictures you can see me in such classics as fist of the vampire, or warriors of the apocalypse and most recently in ninja prophacy of death. Anyway the point is that I do not say much in any of these or my other films. I mostly just fight and get killed by the hero. That is my way of handling the acting thing. Play to your strength. These movies can all be found in your local wall mart by the way, usually in a collection of about 8 movies for 5 dollars. No cbg scenes yet but I keep trying.....matt

Comment by the anonymous pick on May 20, 2014 at 11:08pm
Comment by Ron "Oily" Sprague on May 20, 2014 at 10:58pm
Like anything, it requires...practice. Some of the most seasoned performers get stage fright right before they go on. And most TV performers and actors on camera have this neat little mnemonic device called...a script. And they rehearse it. Over and over. Initially, write down what you wanna say. Say it to yourself in front of a mirror. A lot. Then deliver it to a trusted spouse / friend / non-judgemental stranger. Several times. Then do it for the camera. Imagine the camera is in its underwear.

Oh, and everyone has a blooper reel. It's called...Life. ;-)

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