Wednesday, May 25, 2016

YouTube: What Still Needs Fixed.

With the fixes to YouTube's copyright System, This shows that the company is listening to it's content creators. This new system allows creators who use copyrighted material under fair use.

But I won't get into that, Instead I want to talk about the rest of YouTube. Cause lets be honest with the copyright and comment system, we've probably forgotten that the rest of the site is still not perfect.

Most of these aren't major changes just tweaks that would fix the site completely.

So here's a list of things that still need fixed on YouTube.

1. Get Rid Google Plus

Lets just get this out of the way, from the day it was released everybody hated it, and while it has been updated and improved the past few years, It's still buggy and doesn't really work. 
The way I see it there's two options. 

1. Pull it out of YouTube. The old inbox method worked fine and for a while on the home page you could see how many new unread comments you had and it'd take you right to the inbox. Which that does still technically exist, but it's buried underneath everything else, and it's really only for Direct messages, which has been pretty much been useless since Google Plus's conception.

While Google plus did technically say they were going to stop integration of the the two sites, it seems like it never came through. From what I've seen, the only way to do it, is to completely delete your account, which I don't know about you I'm not too keen on doing that. I haven't looked into this in while so if I'm wrong tell me.

2. Integrate it Better.

The only thing Google plus really does is the comments, nothing else.. Going back to direct messages Google plus doesn't provide and notifications on those. Why can't those be a part of it. Also why can't the google plus notifications take us to an inbox. Why does it have to be a pull down window and nothing else

2. Fix the Homepage.  

When you're subscribed to a lot of content creators like I am you expect to see them on your home page but no. I don't recall when this became a problem, probably in connections with YouTube One Channel, (we'll get that later) But it sums to videos from up loaders not showing up on subscriber home pages. This is a problem for many reason, one for the up-loader, since YouTube is there primary source of income, if a channel has 800,000 subscribers, there videos may only get to an estimated 5% of them. As a result over the past few years, Revenue has gone down for may creators.


This guy Jon Paula can testify, Operating three channels, One of which being his main channel Jogwheel has to date 826,182 subscribers, but look at his view count

Most Recent Veiws, 

Most popular.

The difference is pretty drastic. Averaging to this date, approximately 35,000 view within a month, just 4 percent of his subscriber you can imagine income isn't a steady as it was, and he is just one example of a hard working You Tuber with less then what they should.

And Before you say, "Oh but there's the subscription's page. Yeah sorry that doesn't really work. Not even half of my subscriptions show up there either

3. Video Manager Button on Home page and side menu.

Ease of Access

4. Upload and replace

Say you make a video, in 720p, but later you find a way to convert it to 1080, or you screw up and accidentally upload and unedited 6 minuet clip, instead of the edited four minuet clip you exported but didn't label it differently. (Long Story) You want to upload the higher quality one but the original already has a decent amount of views, Well your only choice is to re upload.
Vimeo has this exact Feature actually, and it works the views stay the same but the quality changes.

5. Mass Annotations

For those who make shows with episodes and things like that, Similar to the defaults. You can pre write the description of your videos, and tags,  say you want to post a link to the next or previous episode, or a subscribe annotation. 

6. One Channel.

Not everything about this feature is all bad. In fact the idea is quite good, but there's one fatal flaw. The idea of the one channel thing is for creators who produce many different types of content to be more organized and laid out, okay well that's fine. However the problem with that is simple, Going back to the homepage, We don't see when someone posts.

If YouTube made these changes then the site would be a million times better, easier to navigate and more user friendly which has been sorely lacking for many years. 

If you think I missed something let me know down bellow, and follow me on all my social media

A Passing: First to Third Period

NOTE: All names related to this post have been excluded from this writing for commemorative purposes.

Today April 2016...

One of which I will not forget, what words could possibly describe it.

Somber...tear inducing... Maybe, but do those even scratch the surface?

I don't know.

That morning I came in to school, like any other day. Got out my car, locked the doors, double checked to make sure my lights were off, cause we would all hate to be that one person standing in the middle of an empty parking lot from a dead battery.

I walked straight to my first period, men's choir, straight there, cause there was only five minuets until the final bell, and the choir room is on on the other end from the parking lot.

I walked in to the choir room expecting the usual, some rowdiness from some of the underclassmen, and everyone just having their own conversations. Not today, there were small talks but that was it, everyone else was just quiet.

I came around the mobile white board to see two of my friends, one of whom I have lived next door to since I was five. He looked as if he had been emotional, just minuets prior, It was then it clicked.

Something happened. I didn't know what though.

My brain could not put together any possibility, little could be prepared for what we were about to hear.

We Proceeded with our normal routine, Moment of silence, pledge of allegiance, warm up and then sing.

Before, we started our music however, an announcement came on the P.A. telling teachers to check there email. That was it.
Our choir director,  went and did what was told of. The boy mentioned earlier, grew a bit emotional. It was at that point, I knew what had happened, but not who. Looking back I don't know how I didn't. How could I have not put two and two together.

The Director came out and said something to the effect of "yeah, that's what happened" With a sigh in it, I guess he wasn't allowed to say anything.

After we had sung for a bit, at the last five minuets the P.A. tone went off. The principal came one, and made her announcement....

...In tears...

We now knew, all of us, a friend many of us knew all well, had passed.

What happened next was un-explainable.

The Passing Periods.
Walking from choir to Government is clear across the building. With a huge atrium sound travels everywhere. People everyday spoke to their friends in the halls and on the balcony of the atrium.

Today was different...

People still hung around out side the halls sure, but what I won't forget is the lack of sound, the halls were eerily quiet, you could still here people but not nearly as much, almost as if, the school was gone, I could hear the ambiance of the halls, one sound you only heard if you were alone in the atrium and listened for it.

I made my way to second period, hardly award was spoken before the bell rung, hardly a word...

Our teacher that the person in her COACH class, a period we have every Wednesday and Thursday.
She was nonetheless heart broken.
She like many other pushed through, to move one and maintain our appearance, some more successful than others.

Third Period, advanced choir, The boy motioned prior was friends with the person now past. God bless him, putting up a fight, likely more enduring than anything.

We went about our normal rehearsal, to keep moving forward. At the end of the class as the bells where about to go off. We preformed a song called lord bless, a special peace we do at the end of concerts and special events. This was likely the most important instance we had ever sung this peace...

"The Lord, Bless You and Keep You, The lord Lift his continence upon you, and give you peace, and give you peace, The lord, make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious, and be gracious, and be gracious, the lord be gracious, gracious, on to you. Amen"

Friday, April 19, 2013

My Star wars episode 2 fan edit info

Hey what's up goodfelas.

Now on to our main topic. I purchased star wars episode II attack of the clones, because I was doing a fan edit of it. Now I want to make something clear. I like the. Star Wars prequels. Godamn Revenge of the sith is my favorite Star wars movie of all time.

The tittle of it is called The Darkside Beckons

The biggest thing I'm doing is now Episode II is now Episode I. The Phantom Menace did not happen. Now it starts off with anakin having his mother die and being the turning point to the dark side. The biggest advantage here is that now with it reveling the army of the republic (latter the empire) and Anakins turning point in the first part is a perfect way to set everything up the rest of the saga.
So what does this mean for Episode III? Originally I did not want to do Episode III because like I said its my favorite in the whole saga. However, now that The Phantom Menace is gone we lose one movie in the six film saga. So now Revenge of the Sith is going to be two movies. Episode II is the first part and the the rest of the half of episode III is part 2. It ends with plapatene sends Anakin (now knighted Darth Vader) to the Jedi temple. More will be said on this latter

New opening crawl.
Fix the confusing story. Syphodias, viceroy gunnery subplot, etc.
Make the romance between Anakin and Padme believable
Make Anakin likable and less whiny and creepy.
Remove bad dialogue.
No mention of Darth Tyrannous. Count Dooku is just Count Dooku
Removed c -3POs appearance
New beginning
Moved the scene when Count Dooku lands on couriscuant to the very beggining with modified dialogue.
Jango fett doesn't die
Modified arena battle.
 Modified light saber duel. Anakin doesn't run up to Dooku like a dumb ass he and obi wan fight together for a short period of time then Dooku saps him.
Jar jar is gone he has no dialogue hes just here and there.

The film doesn't jump around as much as it used to we spend more time with one character. For example all the parts were obi wan is on kamnio it stays with him the whole time it doesn't jump between him and Anakin. After he and jangle fight it goes to Anakin and Padme in the fields.

So that's all there is to say without this lasting an eternity. Sorry this is late.

Take care.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

New Updates

Well finally a new post.
Not to hold anything back so lets just get started.

FCTV documentary
This is a documentary for my schools TV program. Myself and my good collaborative friends Ryan Long and Justin Beasley are making this for a telethon for actual television. Its really a live stream that will last around 8 hours. It will be filled with videos and events from people in our community. The documentary will kick it off to get the audience hooked for the rest of it. we have shot two interviews so far and have about five more to go.

Tom and Josephs time paradox CANCELED
After being tied to other projects I have lost interest in the show. Stop motion was the first kind of filmmaking I did when  I first started, but since then I just don't have the spark as i used to.

Star Wars Episode II fan edit.
I will be posting a full description of my fan edit and what changes I have done.

There are more short films to come but not too much to give away at the moment. That's all I have to give out.
Take Care

Friday, January 25, 2013

Mission 2 description.

Mission 2 description.

Yesterday I didn't say I was going to do a description post on this short film, but what the hell.

In case you don't know the plot of Mission 1 (probably because there was no real plot planed when we filmed it) Its about a scientist whom is dying, (guy in the wheel chair) calls on his old friend (the kid the clone was chasing) to build a machine that will destroy his worst creation....His clones.(the guy with the silencer pistol) When his friend arrives the dying scientist pays him the money he needs. However his clones are not are going to let there creator wipe out the thousands of them that have been sprung across the world. The machine that the friend is going to build is a weapon that will nuteralize the clones blood stream, since they are non-human and literally vanish with out a trace.

That't the premise. As for Mission 2. The friend arranges a deal with a person that has the power source of weapon. Witch destroys the clones bloodstream, wiping them out. However he knows the clones do not want him to get his hands on the power source. So he hires gunmen to protect him. However the clones are prepared this time. Six of them have been sent to stop him.

That's all there is without giving away spoilers. Once the skit is done, we will start back up on mission 2.

That's it for now on this film

Stayed tuned for the description of the other films and projects to come.

Take Care.    

P.S I know there is a spelling error.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

HEY Long time no update. I haven't updated this in the last few months because I've been really busy with school and video projects. Rest assured lets get and update.

 I've been working on a skit we've been planning for a few months. Its a 2012 skit. I don't want to spoil anything, but just keep in mind don't take it too seriously.

We are working on a short action movie called Mission 2. I can't fully detail it here, but I'll do another post tomorrow or so and I'll give a description of it. We are still in pre-production the script is written and now we are getting actors and scouting locations.
You can see Mission 1 right here

Nothing Personal:
This film hasn't been touched on a lot since I've been busy with these other two projects. Once we finish Mission 2, we are hoping to start back up on it. I'll do a description post tomorrow.

New show.
We are in production of a brick film show (stop motion) called Tom and Joseph's Time Paradox. We are currently writing the script for the pilot episodes and building sets. Again description post tomorrow.

5th and final update.
New Name, New channel.
We have decide to rename our video business. Called...B and H studios
With this re-branding we need a new You Tube channel and Facebook page. They are not up yet but when they are I will tweet it so make sure to follow me on twitter @ThomasBolt1. That also means this blogs name will be changed if I can so remember that.

So yeah stay tuned a lot of great things are coming. I promise I will try and post once a week or so depending on if I have any thing to report. So stay with me and follow me on twitter and subscribe to my personal You Tube channel called Thomas Bolt.

Take Care  

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Change of Plans Part 2

Hello I know its been awhile since the last post. The reason is I have been really busy with my family and that stuff. My friend and I have made up and we are going to do a new film called "Nothing Personal" its about a teenager who has a bad home life that eventually drives him to homicide. This film is in pre-production the script is still in writing, that should take through the next month or so, the rest of the pre-production process should take through the end of the year shooting should take place within or in one week in June of next year. Safe to say to have it out at around October of 2013. Reason for a long process is because of writing and the rest of the Pre-production stages and shooting and the editing. Hopefully we can get a good product out of this. Until then stay tuned I'll keep you up to date on its progress and with other videos to come. I will try and post more frequently from now on. Take Care