The End of Greeting QuickVids
I've enjoyed making the greeting videos that I called "QuickVids", but like I said in the final one, it's time for me to move on to other things.
I may produce more QuickVids in the future, as in short, quickly produced videos, but the current greeting format of them was a bad move on my part. The short videos are too specific to my own website and the date stamp on them is limiting. I can't see anyone a year from now wanting to watch a TheReelTodd.com greeting video from December 2006. By design, they had a very short life span and in the end, it was a lot of work for videos that likely no one would be interested in watching in the future. Lesson learned.
In terms of the immediate future, there will be no new QuickVids. I'll keep the QuickVid Archive up and available for anyone who wants to enjoy the pool of 72 greeting videos I've made. There are a handful of them that I think are worthy of re-watching, and may be enjoyable to new visitors of my site. I might even re-edit a few of the production-style QuickVids by removing the date stamp from the intro and cycle them in the QuickVid spots on my website as general greeting videos. Perhaps new visitors to TheReelTodd.com will get a kick out of them.
It's been a while since I devoted my time to creative video projects other than QuickVids. I spent 5 months on them (December 11, 2006 to April 8, 2007). I'm ready to start planning something new and see what happens.
I do have another project on the table, but it's in the very early stages of planning. Since most of my productions never see the light of day, I'm not going to bother talking about it. I think it has good potential, so I hope I get it all figured out and I'm able to follow it through to completion. As always, I've got my shoddy tools working against me. Simple projects are never simple when your tools don't work very well and the straight-forward approach to producing never quite does trick.
Ten (or more) years ago I wanted to badly to create videos - the kind of nerdy stuff that I enjoy making, but I had no tools to work with. Now I've got tools to work with and I can make videos... but it's always an up-hill battle and battle is the key word here. I need new video crafting tools from camera, to a new computer and new software. Anyone want to help out a starving artist and free up his creative side by supplying some new tools? :-D Ok, I'm not really a starving artist. I do in fact eat very well and I must say that my wife is an amazing cook. You know what I mean though.
Oh, and Happy Easter, folks! :-)