Los Angeles,CA—I just got a new vlogging DSLR camera. I already had a decent news gathering video camera, a couple GoPro cameras, an iPhone and four drones.
I actually have a working video and photography studio in my home. Needless to say, I also have a video editing suite and can post whatever I please on Social media sites. However now, I really do have all need to regularly produce a very watchable vlog.
I’m still learning new things every day. The largest vlogging obstacle is a lack of subject material. I finally made the realization that the best vloggers can make a story out of a trip to the dentist or even the grocery store watchable and interesting! It’s time for me to learn how to be an enterprising vlogger. I must go out and find my stories and share them.
I do have a huge TV news background working on such stories as The Oklahoma Bombing and Ted Kaczynski, the long sought UNIBOM, serial bomber. I’ve produced hundreds of news stories on high profile murders and other infamous crimes.
Running around with a camera in the cities where I spend most of my time seems so lame by comparison! Then it dawned on me that most of the other people in the world rarely or never have the opportunity to see things through my eyes! They are in all different parts of the country or world! Yes, it’s all brand new to them! I’ve become jaded and unimpressed with my lame surroundings! It isn’t my surroundings but me that has been lame!
Super Vlogger, Casey Neistat who makes $8 million a year from YouTube, takes us to all of his local haunts in Manhattan when he’s not traveling. Since I only visit NYC occasionally I find it very interesting. Casey can do a vlog about, doing laundry or riding his skateboard interesting and that is the fundamental art of storytelling.
It’s not the material, but the vlogger’s ability to bring his or her adventures to the audience. Telling the story with excitement and energy is an absolute must! However, I’ll skip the Neistat skateboard and the trip to my local hospital emergency room. Sorry, I know there are people that would enjoy that episode, way too much!
If you’ve thought about doing a vlog to cover your hobbies, travel or business just do it! I want to tell you that without phenomenal luck the likelihood of you getting rich is similar to winning the lottery. The reward is in getting to know how to let others far away live your adventures. That is incredible empowerment!
You should also know I’m a senior citizen and and I’m convinced vlogging will help keep me young. Last but not least you can learn the mechanics of shooting, editing and posting your own videos at my own video Guru, Michael Rosenblum’s teaching site, thevj.com