Moviemavengal is on youtube, a couple of commentators pointed out if I want to drive up my blog views youtube is the place, and I was trapped all day Sunday in the only airconditioned room in my apartment with loads of time to work. So, it was time.
The airconditioned room thing is the real reason I am doing this, this week. I was able to write and schedule most of my posts for this week in advance, which meant I had a “night off” last night. And then I spent about 6 hours fighting with technology until I finally gave in. I know the sound could be a little better and some of the images could be clearer and everything could be generally more exciting, but I don’t even care any more! I’ll figure out the rest of it later, this is good enough for a start.
So, you have 3 options for the videos. Option 1, a talk I gave at an academic conference about 4 years ago on masculinity in Indian film. The best part is the title, I am very very proud of it.
Next, we have good old DDLJ! This is mostly the same as the analysis I did here, actually the same analysis with a few parts cut out. But with my voice and a slideshow, instead of text in between images (and this is also your DDLJ post for the week, because it took soooooooooooooooo long to figure out how to do this audio without a ton of feedback from the microphone)
And finally, something different! I grabbed random screenshots from City of God and just talked off the cuff about it. Nothing prepared or researched or anything. Well, besides the preparing of having seen City of God dozens of times. And having already written this review.
So, ignoring the technical part of it (I am SO SICK of fiddling with audios and videos!), which worked best? I’ve got almost a dozen other conference talks, another 24 parts to DDLJ, and I can always pull random screen shots of some other movie I love (although I don’t know that I love anything in the same way I do City of God). Which works best on youtube versus blogging? Any other comments or suggestions?
I’ll also be paying attention to the view count and, more importantly, the click through to the blog count from youtube. That’s the goal, I want people here, on the blog, not on youtube, and whatever gets them in the door is what I will keep doing. Except I am trying very hard to avoid talking head videos, I really don’t like putting my face on camera. Even though I know “young white woman likes Indian film” is a blockbuster genre.