Vlog Update

I disappeared for almost two months. But now, I’m back.  Only this time, I’m planning to add more punch, energy, and charisma. Thanks to the first six vlogs, they’ve allowed me to fail, practice, and repeat. Yeah, I was shy, timid, and maybe trying to hard. Do you notice difference? Now, can I take my vlogging skills to the next level? Oh yeah, challenge accepted. Daily Vlogs? Nah! It’s crossed my mind. I play with the idea from time to time, but thats too insane for me. Once a week seems about right. I’ll push it to two. Can I invite some creative friends? Can I play music for you? Can I rant a little bit more? Show you the city? Show you the behind the scene of my studio empire? Yes, yes, yes.  Much more personal creative stuff. Less of the fam. They’ll guest appear from time to time.  Let’s try a new angle this second quarter of 2016. Are you ready? My mind is going 180 MPH right now.

I’m No Writer, But I Write

I’m not going to sleep without writing. I just said this to myself right now, after not having a clue what to write about. Call it writers block. I’m call it, I’m not meant to be a writer. Which is why I called it quits on the blog. But it seems that the art or spirit of writing is not done with me yet. For two years, writing has been like therapy to me. It’s been the only place where I can put my emotions and expressions in order with out mumbling, uming, stuttering, and pausing in between thoughts like I do in person. When I’m angry and frustrated, writing is my go to place. I just don’t know why I don’t use it as often. I’m remembering now. It empowers me. I feel control. I’m creating something. No one can stop me. If I want a mountain to appear in your head. There it is. A powerful mountain on the horizon underneath the purple blue skies created by a majestic sun set. There it is again. Sounds a lot like the Paramount Pictures logo to me.  Anyways, I’m no novelist. I suck at details. But I’ll tell you what I’m getting good at it. It’s being self-aware. Can’t wait to talk about that later.

I think I’m going to sleep now. I wrote, I created, and I vented. Good night.

Saying My Name & Filming With Kids

I rant a lot. This time about how people are saying my name wrong. Since kindergarten. Let me help you pronounce it.

You’ve seen the name. It’s Josue. Yeah, Ho-Sue-Wheh. Does that make sense? I don’t know. Maybe the video will help. I only help you say it, 20 times!! In a dry humor way. I’m not really upset about it. It’s funny to me.

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Being A Dad – Vlog 005

There’s no such thing as a perfect dad. Only dads who struggle hard towards perfection. And by Perfection, I don’t mean immaculate. That’s farfetched and unreal. Here’s my story of my struggle with managing stress, frustration, while placing my eyes on the prize… on becoming the best father, husband, and human being I can ever be. It’s not easy. My adventure of fatherhood is one of mixed emotions. But I conclude, and nothing will ever change this, being a dad is the most rewarding thing in the world. 

A Short Motivational Doc – Vlog 004

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow – Doug Firebaugh

We’re keeping both the blog and vlog short this week. Darn it! this thing is more challenging than what I thought. But, I love how this is pushing me towards a place I’ve never been before. It’s a scary thing. But I asked for it!

All I can say is that I’m conquering a lot areas of fear, insecurities, and doubts. A new me has awaken. And no! It’s not because it’s a new year. It’s because I’m putting work, thought, and hustle towards these little projects.

It will keep evolving. Definitely. Each episode will be a new face, a new experiment, until I finally discover my ultimate creative voice!

Please, enjoy each motivational video excerpts I found over on the internet — for they we’re like little voices of angels that carried me through many frustrating nights.

Individual video links:

 

A Boy Named Josue – Vlog 003

In todays vlog, I briefly narrated what was going through my mind as I flipped through the pages of my baby photo album. No, I did not get emotional. I look through it all the times with the kids and wife. And like always, I’m left with an impression of how wonderful life is; How it repeats itself in a very strange and odd way. Just to think, that 30 years ago, I was who my three-month-old baby boy is now.   Continue reading “A Boy Named Josue – Vlog 003”

Family Park Day, Camera For Vlogging, And Slow Motion – Vlog 002

So, here it is — Video blog 002. In this episode, I quickly highlight my weekend with the family, show off the camera I use for vlogging and experiment a bit with the camera’s slow-motion (high speed) feature.

I started editing this video Saturday evening with one thing in mind, “How can I make this different?” Different enough where it won’t delay my work, and different enough to make it stand out. Because one, I can’t conform in just being one more vlogger. So, from a technical aspect, I started testing camera transitions techniques, that I picked up by modern and young filmmakers like Zach King and Matty Brown, thinking that this will be a very cool and experimental way to stitch story clips together. And to my surprise it was. 

Pretty much what I did here was  sprinkle 1 frame of  a video clip (almost three at a time) In between the cuts, especially for the videos that started or ended with a hard pan,  to create some type of jarring transition blended with a swoosh or ambient sound effect. What’s the point of that? I don’t know. It’s different. It works. And it still feels seamless. 

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