Asking for input on how to better refine the very rough spoken word thing I did for my Project for Awesome video.
- The P4A video in question
- The holiday video from which much of this video was originally cut
- MUSIC: “Cheery Monday” by Kevin MacLeod
Hello, Earthlings! You’re watching Adam the Alien. It is February…ehhh, something. I don’t know. That doesn’t matter, because we’re actuallygoing to flash back.
If you remember, back in in December I ended my holiday video with the implication that I might have another video up before New Year’s. Obviously that did not happen. I was reasonably sure that it WOULD, because I had cut so much out of that video that I was just going to take a chunk and upload it as its own video.
It was a bit talking about the weird little rap I did for my Project for Awesome video…
[PROJECT FOR AWESOME VIDEO SNIPPET PLAYS]
I know that if I give it time, my life will turn around,
when another corner turns and reality rebounds.
…and a desire to make it better, and interact with you all on how to do that.
So fast forward to now, and here’s that footage.
[PRE-SHOT, CUT FOOTAGE PLAYS]
I don’t know how much of this is going to hit the editing room floor, and that’s gonna be fun to find out! It’s still gonna be crap.
Speaking of crap, let’s talk about…no, no. I’m not gonna do that. I’m actually going to talk about my Project for Awesome video this year, which…was nowhere near as good as i really wanted make it. But…I just, I never give myself enough time. I never really take the time necessary to make the very ambitious ideas I want to make a reality. And this year was no exception.
In fact, this year —because I wanted to try do to something different from anything I had done in previous Project for Awesome videos— I got a little too ambitious. I got it in my head one night, “Oh! I’m gonna write a little poem…rap…spoken word…thing.” And I started writing it, and then I finished writing it the day that I needed to record. Soooo yeah, it didn’t turn out as great as I hoped.
Uh, I’ve got friends saying it was great, but y’know…they’re my friends. So it’s a totally fair assessment to say that…it was not the greatest, uh, presentation. Knowing that I didn’t have it memorized, I should have shot it a stanza at a time. Instead I tried to run through it all the way a bunch of times, and that just…aaooh! Plus, then I got it in my head that I might cover it up with some neat editing things. And only the barest minimum of what I thought I was going to do remained in the editing, because I was editing all night and then the Project for Awesome was gonna start.
Uuuuuugh, this chair is creaking so much! [Fork] this chair! Wow, that ju—no. No. That—that should probably hit the editing room floor. But now that I’ve said that, it probably won’t. Because nothing’s funnier than me making an idiot out of myself.
You know that’s not actually funny, right? It’s just sad. Just sad, really.
Yeah, okay, you can go f—
Anyway…I still kind of want to DO something with at least parts of what I wrote. Parts were very Project-for-Awesome-this-year specific. But there are stanzas and lines in there that I think I can rework into something…better?
I would actually love, uh, feedback and suggestions on how to improve that. Now, if you’re just gonna say “you suck”…great. Go pat yourself on the back. You have accomplished…I don’t know. Making yourself feel more superior.
Now, moving on from that, I would actually like to be better.
[MECHANICAL FILM WHIR]
My card just filled up and i had to change it because it’s a wonderful month and I have not changed the card all month, apparently. So I’ve got a lot of footage to go through.
[SEAN CONNERY ACCENT]
So where was I? I don’t even know what I was talking about before I had to change the card!
All seriousness, I think I was talking about wanting to fix my little anti-suicide spoken word.
And…yeah, if anyone has any feedback about what worked or didn’t work… obviously the actual reading of it could have been a LOT better. But, yeah, suggestions are welcome and appreciated. And if all you have to say is “kill yourself”when someone is talking about suicide prevention? What’s wrong with you? I don’t care if it’s me or someone else, but…I think you’ve got some issues that you gotta work through. And I am not saying that for my sake. I really am saying that for yours. Because that is some messed up sh—
That’s all for now. Let me know your input, please. I really want serious recommendations. I really want to take that and make it into something better. So whatever ideas you have —serious ideas—throw ’em my way. Until next time, I’m Adam the Alien. Fare thee well.