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First Youtube for me ever!!

Discussion in 'Live Recordings' started by aspwatterson, May 10, 2009.

  1. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Very amateurish test but thought I'd share my ugly double chin, out of tune, lacking intro/outro and unfocussed audio vidblog. It's a live version of the Open C busking one I did on the last Splinters CD. Don't worry will not start bombarding you all with self promotion crap from my new toy! Testing 1....2....


  2. Travellerman

    Travellerman Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Hey... well done Andi :D
  3. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    Looks fine to me. Glad to see the webcam is working OK. Do you wear a hat indoors all the time? :)
  4. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    The hat..

    The hat's my air conditioning! At least I've given up wearing sunglasses to bed!

  5. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier


    Well whose going to iron my shirt, whose going to kiss when it hurts? Sorry got distracted then...who's going to volunteer then to organise a Splinterish Youtubish DVD then of us all? Always nice to put faces to anons! If PD's too busy Podding along; I haven't got the techy bits within my brain, and Nick Lane did such an excellent job on the CD? And Lane Towers in Glos may need a bit of diversion from the humdrum inanity of the life / death cycle? Mind you he usually frequents Mistlethrush unless he's opearting here subdefuginistically? Monster did sign off as Nick here the other day??

    Nick wherefore art thou? Or anyone else with time on their precious hands for that matter? I don't mind financing it if you send me a rough busyness plan including P&P etc.


    PS Doesn't that brave wounded soldier who's just done the London Marathon in two weeks and raised a £1m for charity look like Big Chris facially? Or am I seeing things sober now?
  6. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    LIVE on Hard Drive!

    Very nice job, Andi! Makes me want to learn that style of play even more, but I tend towards Rock, even when I play Jazz & Swing. But I loved it anyway.

    It looks fine for youtube. If I wanted to disect your performance and learn from it (not a bad idea) the video isn't really detailed enough, and the video and audio don't sync closely enough. Actually, that can be a protection for the artist. I agree with PD, the music is the more important component.

    I've been working on my interpretation (because I can't play Roy's style) of "Hangman" on guitar. I can hit the notes vocally (except those last few peaks at the end) that Roy did, but my problem on guitar is consistency. I keep adding embellishments, too. You did beautifully for LIVE, Andi. Now, how are you with a band?

    Finally -- On behalf of Birthday Boy (PD), next time you want to post a video link, start a new thread so as not to confuse things! Then people start adding on their unrelated comments and the whole thing becomes a big mess!:D
  7. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    Actually that's a good point - I'm splitting this thread into two now so it's more obvious :)
  8. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Working for free

    Glad I could help!
  9. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Thanks for sharing

    Thanks for all your kind comments. Am learning as I am going. Current problem is trying to sync the action with the sound. Why the delay? Have I got the time lapse thingy on wrong setting of seconds or have I bought a cheap webcam for Youtube. Or is it Youtube's problem? Is it an inferior frames per sec model? Should I have bought an expensive digicam instead? Or should I use a direct mic into the comp nearer to me [or plug the guitar in as a direct feed?] and not the one on the webcam? So many questions, so little time to...


    PS Am crap at playing with bands....repetivity is not my forte....timing changes spontaneously on the spur of musical moment with me. Hope you like the next one coming out soon as a tribute to RH et al.

    PPS Instead of the compilation DVD I was talking about , how about a common Youtube site called something like Stormcock.vid or Harper.fan where we share all our uploaded vids? Like Shaun and his Tom Tiddlying? Thanks Shaun for Part Two of McGoohan's Blues which I had been searching for years. Did you ever touch base with that Cardiffian Mudshark BTW?
    Last edited: May 12, 2009
  10. Rainbow

    Rainbow I've got a zappy little nappy

    Just caught your you tube offering andi ... very impressive, and hats off to you for dabbling with the arcane video sharing process ... I wouldn't know where to start mate ... way too techy for me. Look forward to further offerings :)

    Best regards ... Rainbow:)
  11. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Water's out of SINK with the faucet, too!

    All the YouTube I've ever seen is like that, Andi! Don't worry about it! Even my still camera produces video this way. Unless you're shooting in HD or TV standards format(s), it seems to be the system or the conversion process.

    Like my previous comment, it can protect the artist, so don't fight it! (It is annoying though, isn't it?).
  12. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Spontaneity = Creativity = GOOD!

    Nice to hear I'm not the only one who's not good playing with others (but I can sing along w/ my own or other accompaniment). Concentrating on difficult parts distracts me from what others are doing and keeping time...

    We need practice with others, and time, that's all!
  13. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier


    Just done wicked tribute to Harpers et al live on my Webcam and it's saying too large for Youtube! Then it says send it by Outlook and that ain't working. Good news I haven't lost it [the recording that is!] and will have to retire to my bed of insanity until work in the morn. Tomorrow's another fray!

    goodnite from him
  14. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Computer rule No.1

    Never ever let I-incompetent computer illiterate 'friends' use your new Youtube Account! This simple reminder here 'remember me on your computer' ticked or unticked by the unwaryillingly cyber-canny can cause havoc with your sys. For the past day or so between shifts have had to undo everything that I'd worked on; Youtube thought I was my mate and me him ; then, when I tried to delete his influence on my computer, all my stuff got deleted off my Youtube so had to delete his new Youtube as well...the story goes on, but will be back up and running by the weekend hopefully, if not tomorrow.

    I bet some of you have similar stories of computer friendly-fire woe out there? Please relate some of your worse computer nightmares or is that starting a tangential thread? If the thread gets fractured PD can always diversify it elsewhere, if it takes off, and becomes an interesting topic for discussion. I bet he has had some comp nightmares in the past, especially when commercial systems crash etc?

    Luckily I have a strong mental constitution ha!! :hurray::reddevil::hurray:


    ps PD - postal package may need a bit of sound editing, levels etc; feel free, as I only used the webcam mic. Enjoyo boyo!!

    pps Have now managed to restore Youtube so go to ASPWATTERSON on a Youtube search or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Pu2lReFgBY for the restored vid.

    pps Thanks for your Youtube comments Graham and Shaun which have got lost now. The tuning is explained in the preamble on the righthand side of my Youtube screen.
    Last edited: May 14, 2009
  15. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    This is why I password protect my account on my main machine and insist on people having their own logins. It drives my wife mad when she "just wants to google something" but that's a small price to pay...
    Postal package? Nothing has come yet but I will wait with interest :D
  16. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    How's this?
  17. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier


    Profound thanks Andrew Davison!

    Vimeo looks vary interesting; but seems to only accept sharing thru' Gmail & Yahoo contacts. Back to housekeeping husbandry then via Hotmail etc.

    With love from Paul Watterson!

    Any way to enlarge image? :biggrin:
  18. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    The image is the right size for forum embedding, but if you look at the vimeo "embed" options it gives you the opportunity to specify different sizes and gives you some code to use, so you can set that up any way you want for "normal" web pages. I'm reluctant to increase the size here for screen resolution reasons.

    If you want to continue with youtube you could simply reduce the length of the video, maybe by chopping off the stuff at the beginning or something? I don't know what software you use to edit the video but it should be easy enough to do...

  19. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    my new toy

    Yes tks. Realised that I'd overstayed my welcome on Youtube 10 min slot [lost time doing the umprompted comedy sketch as a preamble!] which is why I posted it to you via/vis ye ol'Royal Mail. Anywaywhichway have managed to get back to some semblance of order on Youtube, and done an abbreviated Test version of the same [non-perfecto, first outake] :


    [I'll test the link after-swards]

    Also managed to find the Edit Youtube options - tks. Think I was stuck in Webcam options which are not very flex.


    Thing I don't understand about YT yet is tags etc; and how suddenly some beautiful RH related vids are drifting in.... I feel as though I am up there with the stars. It is truly amazing and all pervading. Endlessisity. See if I can embed my Tribute to Roy Harper abbreviated version here later. Things to do! Rolling....
    Last edited by a moderator: May 15, 2009
  20. Travellerman

    Travellerman Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    :D I'm liking the guitar! Well done again.

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