Youtuber Parody story

Those that have been following my channel closely will know about the short lived YouTuber parody channel, of which I’ve since deleted and uploaded most of the videos to my main channel.

The idea behind the channel was to make snappy parody videos that would be in the style of the original channel. I had actually been throwing around the idea a year in advance, and wrote out my first script, Mickey views. I wanted the channel to be separated from my main because the humor would edgy and explicit, unlike my family friendly main channel. (A good example of this is the­ cinema sins video) each video was very labor intensive, and often involved me learning a new video editing skill.

At first the channel did well as people came over from the main channel to the new one, then something happened that I never expected: nothing. Channel growth came to a complete hault. I still kept making new videos with the hopes that it would attract a new audience but alas that was not the case. I quickly learned that searching Youtuber Parody didn’t even bring up the channel, even if you specified channels. I tried changing the name to barely original, but I simply couldn’t bale water out of the sinking submarine. I was still very proud of my videos and the work I had put in them, but it didn’t make sense to put so much effort into content only a couple people would watch.

Shortly before I ceased operation I was working on a scripts for Buzzfeed, Mumbo Jumbo, MrWonka, and had filmed a pewdiepie video. All of these were scrapped and eventually everything was deleted.

whoops/Warner Brothers Rant

So I somehow broke the website and it had to be rolled back to a couple of days ago. I’ve managed to get everything back online, and to re-create the previous blog post. At this time I am debating what my next project will be, as I have several ideas I’ve been throwing around.

Also, Let’s talk about Warner Brothers. Both wonka factory movies and the polar express are owned by them, hence I’ve wound up using a lot of one companies content for a while without noticing it. About a year ago I made an attempt to contact them and possibly get more work featured, since it uses their properties. It should also be noted that of the two factory’s and the PE, I’ve made $0.00, because I used the audio so extensively. I have reached out to WB to try to buy the rights to use the audio, however they have responded to none of my communications.

It is at this point I’ve decided to become more diligent with how I use audio in my future works. Some of my keen viewers may have noticed that I recently pulled down my Polar Express video, as it was my most viewed video, yet was making me no money, and gaining me no subscribers.

At this point I have decided to redo the audio on that video so that it qualifies as fair use, and WB will stop making bank off my work. I plan to re-upload the video with subscriber notifications disabled, as to not piss off everyone that’s been watching since then.

New Back to the Future Ride Replica Finished!

(This is a paraphrase of the a post made on October 8th 2017, which was accidentally lost)

After over a month of work, jsmovieguy13 and I are proud to present the new Back to the Future Ride Replica! This replaces the two year old version that occupied the same space. The original version, built by minifigjoe and I, taught us many things, like the importance of underground building, and particle effects. This new version is 4x larger than the previous, and features brand new effects, transitions, and an overall more detailed and thrilling experience.

One of the things we didn’t realize was how big of an undertaking this would be. We were truly upreared for how much of a pain this would be. Adding to this, jsmovieguy and I are probably the least qualified people to be doing such a replica, as neither of us actually got to experience the original attraction in person, hence all of work had to be based on the current ride and (questionable) videos of the experience. Adding to this is the fact that replicating blurry footage of a twenty year old ride has proven to be difficult, as the footage is rather grainy, especially when it comes to fine details.

All in all though, we are both very pleased with the fruits of our labor and are very proud to present the new Back to the Future ride, expect a video of it shortly

Learning

This site has been a big learning process for me, and its been one of the biggest things I’ve been spending my time on, besides back to the future. I forgot to mention in my last post that we got issued a SSL certificate! Yay. I really want this site to be the best it can be, and to act as a hub for my work. At the same time, I want to be able to monetize myself while still keeping everything free, two things that generally don’t go well together. Adding to this, is my own quality standards.

I don’t want to resort to scum-bag levels of monitization, like adfly or article-text-links. I mention adfly specificly because I had used them a number of years ago to monetize my Planet Minecraft downloads, but got very poor returns (not even $1), and some ads look like the download, confusing users. I’m also not eligible for most mass forms of advertising, like adsense, due to the fact that my site doesn’t have a massive amount of content or traffic.

As you can imagine this has all been a big headache to me. After a good deal of searching options, I’ve decided to try out amazon’s ads solutions for the time being, and see how that goes. I’m happy with how they appear on PC, but mobile for some reason places sidebar widgets at the bottom of the page, hence making the ads useless, as well as stacking two in a row. So there is more work to be done.

First completed web page and the site future

Finally I’ve decided that one of the pages on this website is complete, that being the about page. On top of uploading a few more Algodoo creations (with downloads!) I worked heavily on the about page (previously just a contact form). The new about page takes a cue from the old website front page, with all the country flags displayed proudly.

You’ll also find legal information and of course the contact form. Going forward I’d like to focus heavily on the my-work page, and making that into possibly more than one page, since having the majority of the site content on one page doesn’t seem to do it justice.

As you may have already noticed, this site isn’t focused entirely on the Minecraft Server either (as was the case with the old website) and I instead plan to have a diverse set of listings, including, but not limited to, C++ work, Algodoo, html work, and of course Minecraft. In the future I’d like to have a little story that goes along with each listing, talking about creating the work, though for now I’m more concerned with getting everything posted, along with miscellaneous backstage work.