**10-16-2020 Update – see below!
**10-17-2020 Update – see below!
**10-19-2020 Update – see below!
**10-21-2020 Update – see below!
** 10-23-2020 Update – we publish next Friday!
** 10-30-2020: Update – Showtime!!!!
And here we go! I hope that you like it.
Such fun! To all that sent in a clip for the video, thank you so much. You made all of the difference. If you like the vid and could give it an upthumb, it will help me drive some traffic to the You Tube channel.
Some of you have asked a few technical questions about the music and video production. If you have any, just email me at email@example.com and I will be glad to share what I have learned.
I could use a few more… Please send in something so that you too, can be included in the project. You can send via email to firstname.lastname@example.org .If you have technical issues that way, just give me a shout and we’ll get it sorted.
You can also try a maildrop of the video, or send me a link to your Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.
I am so lucky to have such good-sport friends like you all. We are up to 17 awesome video clips, charitably donated by Viewers Like You. Remember, it’s tax-deductible.
I mean, probably. Maybe. I have a call into H&R Block. Will advise.
A few of our excellent women commenters have graciously sent in a video, some incognito and… what would be the opposite? “Cognito?” Anyway, I’m looking for more to join in, along with veterans, newcomers, de-lurkers, and however else you choose to self-identify.
Thank you to those that pitched in to help, and the rest of you.. I think you’ll like what we’ve come up with. See you next week.
Please be safe and healthy, have a great weekend…
.. and good on you all.
Hello, all good friends of The Number Ones Commenting Section. (That would be “TNOCS” to you and me.)
I really appreciate the encouragement regarding my dopey videomashes, as well as the longer pieces. They really are a labor of love for all of you, a tiny, little way for me to pay back some of the joy, the good laughs and fun times that you’ve all given to me.
If you came this far, thank you. I’m trying to cook something up for a debut in our group later this month, and wanted to ask you for your help.
You all came through big-time for our last effort, “All Over The World”, back in April (posted in the writeup for “Another One Bites the Dust.”) If you didn’t see it, check it out at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=batVCFFLDU4 .
I had a fun idea relating to an upcoming Number One, and wanted to make another TNOCS collaboration video starring… you. If I can get enough of you to contribute, say, 30 or more good souls, then it’s on. Here’s what I’d like to ask:
- Send a quick 3-10 second video of you or your environment to me via email at email@example.com
- Cell phone vid is perfectly OK.
- Some suggestions regarding content:
- The vibe is a little on the “romantic and mysterious” side, as opposed to “silly.”
- Movement: walking around, inside or outside will work very well.
- Looking at, then, away from the camera. Bonus points for vice-versa.
- Starting in the frame, and then walking out of frame – or vice versa will be epic.
- Obscuring your face, entire body, etc. for privacy is absolutely OK if you choose. (A great example: see what Sooth came up with a cool way of participating “incognito” in the “All Over The World” video.)
- Please keep the video content G-rated, as it will be posted to YouTube, and I don’t want to go to jail.
- You all are way more imaginative than me. Ham it up.
- You do you, just keep in mind that a cover track of “Take On Me” will be playing. Anything that dovetails with that concept will fly.
Any questions, just hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I kind of need it asap so that I can start editing… if you can work it in your schedule and send it by this Sunday night at the latest, thank you!
Please give me permission to use your images, and to publish your TNOCS username in my finished video. I absolutely promise I will not use your real name, email address, or anything else that you ask me not to use when I make and post the video.
Let’s see if we can pull this together. If you can help me promote this idea at TNOCS, that will be awesome. Whether you are a lurker, a longtime regular, a new contributor… you are all welcome to join in the lunacy. I have nearly 4 minutes of video to fill – so hit me up, and let’s rock.
Thanks, and good on you all.
** Update #1: 10-16-2020
Yikes! We have some terrific submissions already! I’m editing furiously as we speak. Might need more coffee, or at least a power nap.
It’s not too late at all… newbies and those that rarely post are super-welcome. And to all our veteran commenters… I’m lookin’ at you.
Your presence will be a big hit with your friends here. I guarantee.
Please consider sending a quick video, so that you can be included in this possibly epic event. Any questions about all of this nonsense, just ask me and I’ll be happy to reply.
** Update #2: 10-17-2020
OK, we are on the move. Seven generous souls have tapped their creative side, and sent over a video. Each one is way-cool, and you are going to love the results.
If you haven’t done so, please take a second and send yours in today. That address again: email@example.com
** Update #3: 10-19-2020
Great responses and great submissions from so many great commenters! Your imagination is a beautiful thing to behold.
Production is going along swimmingly, so much so that we can extend the original deadline for a few more days! For those of you still on the fence… we sure would love your company. As Barney Rubble himself once said, “The mortar, the merrier.” (So awful. Sorry.)
All are emphatically welcomed. In particular, it would be great to see something from some of the esteemed TNOCS women that help to make this place so much fun.
OK, putting on another pot of coffee, and heading back to the editing room. Thanks to all.
** Update #4: 10-21-2020
I am so lucky to have good-sport friends like you all. We are up to 15 awesome video clips, charitably donated by Viewers Like You.
I could use a few more… Please send in something so that you too, can be included in the project. A few of our excellent women commenters have graciously sent in a video, some incognito and… what would be the opposite? “Cognito?” Anyway, I’m looking for more of our women commenters join in, along with veterans, newcomers, de-lurkers, and however else you choose to self identify.
Back to editing! Thank you,