I'm sorry to make pretty much every post ever about my upcoming Kickstarter project but I want to make sure this is all perfect and for that I need feedback and I need people saying either "that's good" or "that's bad". In that vein I don't have a podcast for you this week but I have something that's better and worse at the same time; a video. This is the first take of my video pitch for Kickstarter, as well as a short round of outtakes that whilst not amusing, I kept.
The actual video itself:
I have two problems with it already. Well two things I perceive as problems:
1. I have to sell myself and my work and I've never been very good at that. I did try to talk myself up a bit in the video but it really is something I've never been very good at. I don't know if I did a good enough job here.
2. Emotion. In the end I had to read from a script so I sounded professional and clean, but as we've learned from my podcasting I can't read a script and still pour in emotion. This is a very personal project and a very personal book. You guys are invested in me and you know what I've been through, but I need the average joe to know that too.
So now you've (presumably) seen the video, and you know what I want feedback on, enjoy some outtakes including my cat sat on me. I complain that she jumped off because she was sat there for about a minute before she jumped off just as I pressed record.
Two last little things to note. One is that I initially recorded it when my laptop was on batter power. I thought I would have more than enough power but it turns out I didn't. My computer shut off as I was reading the LAST line. Genuinely I was just about to sign off the video when the computer turned off. The second thing is that I had to lower the brightness of the video because my face is seriously shiny. I'm not kidding.