While at ConnectiCon 2010 on Saturday, I though I would pretend to be a professional. No cosplay was required. Just a cheap camcorder I got on sale and some people willing to put up with me. I also shot some other footage I’ll be getting together in the future, but for now, three interviews.
Due to YouTube rules, a video can only last 10 minutes, so I had to make three videos. One was shot in the “Artist’s Alley”, where a number of artists would be willing to draw any picture you wanted. A few of the web and independent comic creators who couldn’t afford the dealer’s area (or however that works) ended up here, and I picked a few to interview, including two people I met last year and have become fans of their work. The second was shot in the dealer area, featuring a robot and two well known online and offline comics creators. The third was talking to a rep from Media Blasters, a well known English translation anime distribution company. This was probably the weakest of the interviews, but I still thought it was interesting.
This post is a bit late, due to the time it took me to put them together and waiting for YouTube to finish processing the videos. Hey, I used my YouTube page for something other than a favorites list. Never saw that coming.
I don’t think I’ll be doing this again next year unless I get a better camera, and even then I’d only think about doing it. I could have spent this time making new friends (especially lady friends 😉 ) or tending to my foot. I think I even missed a panel because I got the time wrong while doing this. Not to mention the time it takes to edit even these few clips together, which is why I wouldn’t do a regular web show like Linkara or the Spoony One.
On the other hand, I’m kind of glad I did it this year. It gave me a chance to practice with the camera and do something a little different for me. Next year, though, panels and cosplay watching. Speaking of which, those videos will be coming soon, so keep an eye out.