Video Editing for a Youtuber

There's a commentary Youtuber I've been watching for at least 8 months. I like listening to his videos whenever I'm doing handy work around on the house since I can still understand it without watching it. Recently he posted saying that he was looking for editor for his videos. He's been a youtuber for over 2 years but has always been editing his own videos. Now he wants some more time to focus on his content, so he was looking for an editor that could specially copy his style of editing. I DM'd him and showed him some past videos I've edited, and told him I've been watching him for over 8 months, so I know the style of editing that he likes and what sort of content he makes. 

He responded back and gave me a test video to edit as well as a little payment for my time. If he likes it, I get to be his permanent editor! I'd probably be editing for him daily.

Learning to Use a 3D Printer for the First Time

I've been really curious about my brother's 3D printer and how it works. He hasn't been using it much lately, so I asked him if I could use it and learn about it on my own time. He agreed to let me use it for free as long as I pay for the filament, which is the plastic that the machine uses to melt and form into the model/object.

The model of the 3D printer is a Creality Ender 3, and takes size 1.75mm filament. The first things I want to print are stands for my speakers to put on my desk, that way they're pointing a bit higher and I can hear them better. 

Right now I'm setting up Ultimaker, which is a software that will connect my computer to the 3D printer, then I can upload any 3D model to print. I can find the 3D models from a website called Yeggi, with thousands of free community uploaded 3D models specifically for 3D printing.

I just finished a call with 2 co hosts of the new show I'm producing. They cover drama about content creators (Youtubers, Tik Tokkers, streamers, etc) and cancel culture and whether a content creator was justly "cancelled" or not.
Their show goes live every Wednesday, lasts for about 45 minutes, and is livestreamed to Twitch. They've done one episode so far, and while I was watching it I had some ideas to make it even better. It's always good to interact with viewers, so I suggested at the end of the show they should do a Q&A with the viewers relating to any topics they were covering. During their show, if they need to show images or videos relating to the topics they're talking about, they'll ask me to display the images or clips for the viewers to see so they can catch up with what's going on. I'll also be helping with transitions, overlay alerts, background panels, etc. 

Using Streamyard with Streamlabs for a Live Podcast

As I've said in previous blog posts, I'm helping produce a live podcast. Today I spent several hours looking into a good platform to live stream the podcast to. Usually when I stream gaming I use Streamlabs. But since this will be a live podcast with more than 2 people on screen at once, that won't be as easy. I need a way to show several people on screen, and I considered using Discord or Zoom, then sharing the screen to Streamlabs. I need Streamlabs to add overlays and transitions for the livestream, but then another platform to host the call on. Then I stumbled on Streamyard, which lets you call people with video just like Zoom, but you can also livestream it to Twitch, Youtube, Facebook, and other big platforms. 

I tested Streamyard with my brother and we both went on a call together. I then cropped the 2 little boxes with out cameras out in Streamlabs, then added a background and moved the facecams a bit to make a nice looking layout. 

So far everything is working great, I'll be writing more blog posts on the process!