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Learning All The Things

By September 25, 2011 April 16th, 2014 News

Someone taking notes on a white board

Photo by Kate Sumbler

Over the past month, I’ve been working with Joseph Pereira to create a web-based review show. Primarily intended for YouTube, the show is titled “All Too Convenient”, and will start with us reviewing the first season of a particular TV series. At this moment, we have one episode completed; however, due to the comments we have received, we decided to return to the drawing board, and start anew. It was a tough decision to make, mainly because it took us a month to get one episode fully edited and ready to go. This delay was largely due to Joseph’s hectic schedule, as it interfered with his ability to edit the video. His job was further complicated by the fact that the episode was scripted, and thus, had multiple scenes, and multiple takes. The camera also caused problems, but I won’t get into those details here.

Despite the fact that we decided to scrap the episode, and start over – we felt that our experiences could be valuable for others. With that idea in mind, we created a YouTube channel called “Learn All The Things” (a Hyperbole and Half reference), and proceeded to film ourselves talking about what we learned from our failed attempts at creating a web series. We also went on to discuss what we’re going to do next, which mainly involves successfully producing the first episode of All Too Convenient. The video is roughly 30 minutes long, and covers a large variety of topics: writing, filming, editing (video and audio), and some acting as well. Although certain topics we covered were somewhat technical, we’re still confident at least some people might find our experiences useful. Regardless, we had fun making it, and it only further prepared us for the work ahead.

If you think such a video would interest you, feel free to play it below.

In the future, we plan to use the channel for more content of this nature, without it necessarily having to be related to creating a web series. The “Learn All The Things” name was chosen partly for that reason – it is generic enough that we can post anything we want, provided it is somewhat informative.

As a sidenote, I’m happy to announce that this is my 100th blog post (excluding the 16 solution posts I currently have). I started this blog in January of 2009, all with the intention of sharing my knowledge of Windows, the web, and Computer Science in general. It has served that purpose, and yet has grown to cover other topics as well. It’s been a pleasure writing for this blog, and I intend to continue doing so for a long time. It also feels appropriate that post 100 just-so-happens to be about sharing knowledge.

Thanks to Joseph Pereira.