Tuesday, December 1, 2009

haunted horse (take one)

last night i tried to jump on the vlogging bandwagon.

i got a solid grip with both hands, but my big toe slipped and i fell off. i think i twisted my knee as i rolled down a rocky embankment, choking on dust and shame.

i tried to get b to be my cameraman, but he was all technical and started talking about a contract and benefits, so i had to cut him loose from the vlog project. my style is more freelance and adaptive, i can't be tied down with worries about meeting the hr needs of my crew.

the next step was to try to do everything myself, production, editing, and airbrushing. just kidding, i don't even really know what air brushing is.

clearly, i was not successful.

vlogging is way harder than i thought it would be. or maybe it was just that i picked a challenging subject for my first attempt. you see, the story i wanted to share with you, the one about the haunted horse, has way more of an impact when you can see and hear it, as opposed to just reading about it. the pressure was too much for me and i crumbled under the stress.

i thought about writing the haunted horse story with some pictures to illustrate key points, but i'm not quite ready to give up on my (potentially) new path as a vlogger. i have to keep trying.

for now, i'll leave this post to be about the time i tried to vlog, rather than the time i tried to vlog about this crazy haunted horse story that goes like this.....

does that even make sense? i need more coffee...

11 comments:

PorkStar said...

*scratching my head (the one on the shoulders)

What?

Haunted horse?

Isn't that supposed to be a phantom horse instead or something? Can someone or an animal be really haunted? If so, my belly must be haunted too because of all the crazy sounds I've heard from it lately and there is really no explanation for it.

: )

Skitch said...

Makes sense to me. Kind of like how the documentary, Lost in La Mancha detailed the terrible misfortunes of Terry Gilliam's attempt to make the movie, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Lol

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0308514/

Difference is that you didn't flush millions down the drain in an attempt to get it made.

Give it another shot, but remember the words of Homer Simpson: "Well you tried and you failed. The important lesson here? Never try."

;)

Bird Shit and Baby Caca said...

You kow what they say "get back on that horse"....who "they" is I'm still trying to figure out......

Badass Geek said...

I thought about vlogging once... And then laughed.

Me? Speak coherently while being recorded? I can't even leave a decent voicemail.

mo.stoneskin said...

A haunted horse sounds a lot scarier than a haunted house, that's for sure.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

I admire your giant balls miss dude. I'm a big enough idiot in print, I can just imagine the hilarity that would ensue (unintentional) if I picked up a video camera. Plus I hate my Scottish accent. Ugh! The blog world doesn't need to hear that.

'Cuz I Felt Like It! said...

Vlog? Ain't never heard of that! I'm so lame.

Jules said...

You TOTALLY need to vlog!

Lana said...

pork- trust me, this horse is for real haunted. i don't know what i did to provoke it, but it's mad.

skitch- i'll give it one more serious try and one half-assed try. if there's nothing salvageable then i'll quit and just post pics...

bs & bc- as long as 'they' aren't haunted i'll take that advice

badass- sounds like perfect vlog fodder to me :) do it!!

mo- what about a haunted horse in a haunted house? it might be too much for me to handle.

veg- thanks for the balls compliment :) and, uh, i hope you know that i will now be stalking you begging you to vlog so i can hear the scottish accent!!

cuz- a video blog post, you should do it! bring jimmy!

jules- the real problem is that i'm such a perfectionist that if it turns out not exactly how i want it to, i probably won't post it. or maybe i'll keep recording myself night after night, saying the same thing over and over until i get it just. right.

j-face said...

i also tried it. my voice was shaky. in my living room. alone. staring at a tiny dot on the mac. shaky. it was then that i knew... not a vlogger.

but i'm so waiting for yours.

don't let me down.

long time no comment either... fix it.

'Cuz I Felt Like It! said...

I may just have to do this....not sure what I'd talk about though! As far as bringin' the ol' Jimster, we never found him!