Category Archives: Vlog

New Thumbnails! The Jay Dee Show 20

Upgrading! There have been a few changes to the channel. The biggest one you’ll notice is that the thumbnails have completely changed! Second thing is that I’ve started using Filmora, but only for one video so far. And third is a new series about World Building. But there’s more to come this coming week on both channels. That’s right, both channels!

On my main channel, I uploaded 5 videos, all with new thumbnails. They’re bolder and look a lot cleaner, I think.

First up is my latest Star Trek Project video with a review of episode 9, “Dagger of the Mind.” Check it out!

Next up is the first world building video. In this one, I introduce the series.

And the same day, I uploaded episode 1 of the world building series, this one talking about how to choose the star for your new world. I used Filmora to edit this video. It uses an overlay!

Up next is my regular weekly Retro Book Review, now with an all new thumbnail. The review is for The Great Hunt, by Robert Jordan. Loved the book! Check out the review.

And finally, the regular weekly Authors Answer video. And this one is all about different types of publishing.

There was nothing for my science channel, but I have recorded a couple videos that will be up in the next few days. Those are the channel trailers for my main channel and the science channel. As time permits, I’ll be recording an introductory video for the science channel, as well. Due to a busy work schedule, there will be few videos over the next week.

So, what did you think of the new thumbnails? Let me know what you think of them in the comments below. And also let me know which videos you enjoyed.

World Building Now on Video

I’ve started adapting my world building posts for video! I’ll be bringing the information to a whole new audience. For those of you who haven’t read my world building posts yet, you can also watch the videos.

Here’s the introductory video, which I never made a post about:

But the second video, or should I say the first episode, is based on a blog post. You’ll find that the post is more detailed, but the video has the most important points. Check out how to choose a star.

This is also the first series of videos I’m making that uses thumbnails that I hope will be eyecatching. Let me know what you think.

Not Just a Theory

My science channel has a name! Maybe.

I’d like your opinion. It’s very difficult to choose a name for a YouTube channel. I was trying to think of something that would not only tell you that it’s science, but also to tell you that it’s combating science illiteracy. The name?

Not Just a Theory

I’m not 100% certain about this yet, so I wanted to ask you what you thought. Do you like the name? Or do you think I should include the word “science” in the name? Let me know in the comments section below.

I Have Returned! The Jay Dee Show 19

I have now returned to regular video-making. The second half of the week has returned to normal, and will continue next week. There will be at least five videos a week from my main channel. Also, my science channel has a lot of ideas. Thinking about the channel trailer a lot, and I’ll be watching a lot to get some more ideas in terms of tone. It’s coming soon!

As for my main channel, there were three new videos this week. It started off with my January wrap-up and February TBR.

After that, my regular Retro Book Review series resumed, this time with Speaker for the Dead, by Orson Scott Card.

And finally, you’ll get to find out which books I think changed or influenced history.

Moving on to my science channel, well, there are no videos. But I am going to be writing the script for my channel trailer, and soon will be writing scripts for my weekly videos. The weekly news videos will also be scripted, but not as strictly as the other videos. And in April, I will have 26 videos based on the alphabet. It’s the A to Z Challenge, and I’ll have science videos featuring 10 facts of different scientific topics. That’ll take a lot of planning and recording ahead of time.

So, which video do you enjoy the most? And any comments about my science channel plans? Let me know!

And Then I Catch a Cold! The Jay Dee Show 18

You know those first few days of a cold when you feel less motivation and you generally feel incredibly tired? That’s me this week. And that’s why my video production didn’t go as planned. Oh well. One video this week! I have another couple recorded, and I plan on recording three tomorrow.

So, on my main channel, I had just one video. And here it is. It’s The Not a Booktube Newbie Tag!

I’m not a newbie, really! Anyway, expect a full week of videos next week. That is if I don’t feel like crap tomorrow. I’ll try, though!

I’m Back, But…! The Jay Dee Show 17

It was supposed to be my triumphant return to my main channel. I actually had 6 videos recorded, but only 3 made it up. But they are recorded! They’re just going up next week instead. You see, the problem was time. And with this weekend being pretty busy, I didn’t get around to doing what I wanted. Look for those videos next week!

The first video on my main channel answers the question, “Where are your booktube videos?”

And then I did a tag, one which didn’t really apply to me because I don’t really read young adult.

And a quick, spontaneous video. This week was very frosty, and it reminded me of Narnia.

My science channel will still be coming. The planning is a bit more than I expected. And I still don’t have a name for it!

So, what did you think of the videos?

Passenger of One! The Jay Dee Show 16

The video holiday continued this week. But returning to normal next week! On my main channel, I posted a whopping one video. My vlog/science channel has had nothing yet. However, I did post a video there the previous week that I neglected to post here!

First up, on my main channel, I did a review of the movie Passengers. Take a look.

And then moving on to my vlog/science channel, I did a video about the channel becoming a science channel.

Well, there you have it. Not many videos, so pretty easy for you to watch both. I’m doing a lot of work on figuring out the new video editor, and I hope to have some videos using it soon. However, any simpler videos will be edited by Windows Movie Maker until I’m doing well with the new editor.

What did you think of the videos?