Hey folks. I thought I would give an outline of what I want to do and get for my YouTube channel in the not-too-distant future.
I'll update this post as things get bought/set up.
- Better Lighting
Status: DONE! Better lighting provided via a couple of LED lamps. Thanks to Mint Plays!
- Better Webcam Video Quality
Status: Ongoing. I have a Logitech C920 Webcam at the moment. Since I've recently started doing gameplay videos in 60fps, this would allow me to have my face cam footage at the same framerate. Also the quality would be ever so slightly better.
- Green Screen for News Bit
Status: Not Yet. I figure I can probably get a good enough effect with just a green screen since I have decent lighting. As soon as I can get the money, this is a top priority.
- System Upgrade
Status: Partial. I recently acquired 32GB of DDR3 RAM thanks to Mint Plays!. I still plan on upgrading my system to a DDR4/AMD "Zen" set up early 2017. At least now I have enough RAM to render videos and not have to close Chrome or risk losing work.
I'm definitely still looking forward to those new AMD chips. Having 8 high performance cores is going to be very nice for rendering and the silly way in which I record videos using two separate copies of OBS. (If you'd like me to do a video demonstrating that, let me know.)
- Ask DavidGX Videos
Status: Too Soon? I'd like to do a regular, or perhaps semi-regular, "Ask DavidGX" where people submit questions and I answer them. I've put out a call for questions to my Ask.fm page but haven't gotten much response. Anonymous questions are enabled so if I get enough (maybe 10 answerable questions) I'll do a video answering them. This might just be a thing I have to wait to do until I have a larger audience.
- Live Streams
Status: Not Yet. I'd like to do more live streams. But, again, this may be something I'm forced to wait on until I have a larger audience. I've messed around with streaming a little bit on my Twitch Channel and it's gone fairly well. I'm still not sure if I should primarily stream on YouTube or Twitch. I'm thinking Twitch since it's best not to have all your eggs in one basket. But this is something that will be decided once I have a bigger audience.