Progress on the Polar Express is finally wrapping up, and we appear to be on track (sorry) for a Dec 15th release, with the video releasing the same or next day. I’ve been very pleased by our ability as a staff to all come together and work on one project as a whole, and have it look like one work. For the time being though, here are some teaser images.
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.
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.