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Web Youtube

The Reddit Thing

Yesterday I got a notification from Youtube stating that COPPA/Made for Kids was being forced come January. I’ve largely ignored these messages, as my channel is not that big, not very expansive, and not terribly interesting. However, when these settings apply to everyone, and I am a member of everyone, well, maybe it’d be worth paying attention to.

And boy, was it worth it! The Made for Kids deal coming through Youtube does a number of things to videos which I imagine more money-minded people will care about more:

  1. Only child-friendly ads/no ads
  2. No comments
  3. No watch later

I read a few articles and watched a few videos on what counts as “Made for Kids,” I realized a lot of my stuff actually does count, even if I didn’t actually make it for kids. What comes to mind are my old LEGO animations, Minecraft sessions, and a short Disney Christmas clip that was uploaded as a ‘check out this 30 second clip encouraging duck cannibalism’. My account isn’t largely going to drag the kiddies in by the bucketloads, but there are some things. Therefore, I’ve taken Youtube’s instruction to mark my channel as “NOT Made for Kids,” but will piecemeal the few videos that are, and deal with it.

Well, the ad-nerfing I don’t care about, as I don’t monetize my channel at all. But commenting? That’s the biggest deal to me. Since I don’t care as much with “view counts”, comments are really the biggest dopamine rush that Youtube will provide for me on my stuff. Namely that Donald Duck Christmas clip.

So what did I decide to try to do? I started a subreddit at reddit.com/r/ppsstudios!

Besides, I like to reserve my “brand” of PPSStudios anywhere I can. So why not just squat on that page if anything?

Right now, it’s marked as completely private, so nothing should be visible (even though 8 people were lurking around last I checked), but eventually my grand plan is to drop in a link and direct video viewers to that page via an end screen and video description on every Youtube video.

Or perhaps for my Dungeon World campaign on another Youtube channel, there can be some conversations there. I don’t know.

Is there a Reddit replacement for the WordPress Comments system? Sorta like Disqus?

I’ll have to think on this.

For now, though, feel free to check in sometime when I’ve got a little time to set it up!!

https://reddit.com/r/ppsstudios

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Audio Music Video Youtube

Shingo Nakamura

How did I miss this kid!? I recall seeing this in my suggested list multiple times, and I’m happy I finally decided to check it out!

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Video Youtube

National Geographic

This morning I’ve been watching a number of interesting videos taken at zoos and exhibitions including a snake befriending a hamster, a squirrel that knows how to water-ski and others.

However, there were a few suggestions on those that linked to some National Geographic videos that turned out to be AMAZING.

Here’s the playlist I picked from their channel:

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Music Video Youtube

Step Seq

Recently I discovered a ‘game’ on Kongregate called Step Seq. Apparently there are electronic devices that look exactly like this simulation. Their point is to create music on a time and frequency grid. I’ve been playing around with this one, seen at http://www.kongregate.com/games/quickfingerz/step-seq.

The fun of this is that I’ve also been video-recording a few of these and have been posting them to Youtube.

The few I’ve uploaded include an initial boring tutorial and then three more samples. They can be seen with the following links:

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Animation Music Video Youtube

New Videos and Subscription

Greetings, all! It’s been a while since I did any animation. My attention has been more on live videography of various things including game and oscilloscope capturing. However, just today I put together something like four new animations, plus one overdubbed video of myself whistling three parts to a song. Vain me, eh?

Anyhow, here is a list:

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Animation Video Youtube

Youtube in 3D

Oh cool! I found that in TestTube (the Youtube labs), there is a feature to make a stereoscopic 3d video out of two videos on your channel! So I quick opened up 3dsmax, did a rotation around the classic teapot (which had a bit of texturing), and rendered two cameras side by side.

Left:

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Animation Video Youtube

Youtube (Again)

Ten great uploads just today!! Nine of the ten are mine (and Andrea’s) first Linerider lines that I didn’t ever get a chance to capture until a few weeks ago. Check them out here.

Also, Dad brought home his Batman figurines we got him on a birthday cake a long time ago. Well, I just couldn’t resist an animation.

 

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Animation Video Youtube

EVEN MORE VIDEOS

Seems like all I post about anymore is new videos.

And today is not an exception. I have uploaded nearly……15 new videos within the last two weeks or so. And in fact, most of them are linerider captures that I’ve made within the last year. The other few are fractal zoom captures and a quick clip of an event I volunteered with last week. Which was AWESOME!

Anyway, go to http://www.youtube.com/user/depwl9992 and check them out!

 

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Animation Video Youtube

New Classic Uploads

I’ve uploaded about five new classic animations from 1999.

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Animation Video Youtube

Classic Animation Now Live!!

After weeks of mixing and testing and getting everything just right, I’ve finally uploaded the first videos of the classic animations we filmed back in 1999.

See the full playlist here