My YouTube channel

I’ve been working on my YouTube channel a bit harder over the past few months.  My goal in June was to upload a new video every second day and I think that I came close.  I think that I put up 20 videos on YouTube in June.  Which was NOT easy.  The hardest part was thinking of what to put up.   Initially, I started the channel as a tech review site but it seems that the most popular videos are when I upload my dashcam footage.

So that is what I will focus on.  Maybe once a week or once a month, I’ll collect all the incidents that I witness and make a collage video.  It’s a bit easier now that my wifes car runs a dual camera dashcam set up and I take a camera with me whereever I go.  Plus my car already has a Dashcam installed.  I’ll do a quick review on them in the future.

You can see my channel here Youtube

The goal from building up this channel is to create a secondary income that requires as little effort as possible.  There are other options that I can focus on to create an income.  But I find that YouTube is also pretty enjoyable and I like the challenge of growing it.   Plus as I get better at it, there may be other opportunities that it brings.

One of those opportunities is making online commercials for small businesses.  I find that as I get better with Final Cut Pro X and shooting video, I get more compliments on the video style and now people are asking to get custom videos created for them.  Whether it’s a shot of their car or kids and pets.. or a small business just looking for a clip for their website.  It’s opening doors.

Currently, the income that I make from my YouTube channel is enough to cover my web hosting and some other small expenses.  It has never been more then $100 Canadian in one month but I’d like to bring that up to $300-$500 a month if I can.  And if that means exploiting the horrible drivers in Brampton by filming their stupidity, then that is what I’ll do.

Morning Coffee – short film

So I picked up Final Cut Pro for my Mac Mini awhile ago.

I am fine with iMovie but I thought that I’d spend the extra cash and step up my game.

To be honest, it’s not much different but I do like it.

I made this quick short film on a Sony HX50 camera with FCPx just to see how it worked

The ending was supposed to be different but watching me on camera sipping a coffee didn’t have the same effect so I borrowed the star of the film.

He was not impressed with it.

Maybe I’ll submit it to the Cannes Film Festival..