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Days 84-91: The Task That Took Too Long To Finish

1 Apr


The only other project that took a long time to finish was my submission for The Sketchbook Project. And that only took me four days. And it’s substantially more impressive (to me) to fill a thirty page sketchbook with a story (which rhymes, by the way) and illustrations in four days than it is to make a video in a week. Just ugh. Anyway.

So remember how I got a guitar for Christmas? I also got a glockenspiel. And I wanted to learn how to play it and show you so I made this video. It was supposed to take two days, three days max. But my computer had other ideas. Maybe it had to do with the fact that I had 6 or 7 audio tracks and a maximum of four video tracks simultaneously playing at any given point in this project, when in my previous videos, I only had one or two. I guess that exponentially increased the render time so that I would finish editing like a fourth of the video per night, after the first three days of practicing, recording and mixing. Blah blah blah long story short, it took considerably longer than I expected. But it’s finally here. And it doesn’t even look (or sound) like it took a week to make. But whatever. IT’S DONE! AND I DON’T HAVE TO LOOK AT IT EVER AGAIN!

So yay.

I would like to say “see you tomorrow” but I’m watching The Strokes tomorrow (!) and LCD Soundsystem’s very last show the day after that (!!!) so I can’t promise anything.

See you whenever! 😀