Skyrim Released As A Metaphor!

Yeah, it’s a bit of a running joke now that Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been milked for all that it is worth. A game that was originally released in 2011, is still being ported to systems as new as the Nintendo Switch and in Virtual Reality (VR). The jokes are pretty scathing on the internet, but if people are still buying it, why wouldn’t you make the game available everywhere?

The thing is. I have never played Skyrim. I didn’t own a PS3 or 4 or Xbox 360 or One and for a long time I had an Apple Mac as my main computer, so gaming during Skyrim’s initial release was as far removed from the AAA games market as a Duracell battery bunny. But this port to the Nintendo Switch, is giving me the opportunity to play this game for the first time, 7 years after it was originally released on 7th generation consoles.

At the moment, I am currently playing Skyrim on the Everyday Reboot channel. It’s a bit challenging because I have never played it before, I don’t know where to go, where to trigger quests and side quests, who to talk to, who not to talk to, where to go and in what order. But the game is most enjoyable because of that unknown. It makes it more challenging because the game is set in an open world, but more rewarding when things pay off also.

I am looking at Skyrim as a metaphor for my life on YouTube so far, both on my own channel and as a guest at Short Lane Studios. Yeah, many people may have been doing this a lot longer, many people maybe fed up with certain types of videos, like they are with Skyrim, but if people are willing to watch and I am enjoying the process, why would I not do this?

I am still finding my feet with YouTube, and there is a sense of frontier-ism, a sense of the charting waters that for me are as yet uncharted. But this unknown, finding my feet and learning by doing through trial and error is as exciting as playing the games I do on the Everyday Reboot channel. I just hope that my audience are as equally positive about my experience so far as I am. Currently there is only one thing I require, patience as I start my journey both in game and on YouTube.

You can catch my The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim play through on the Everyday Reboot channel.

~Adam

Music Cover + YouTube Update

Hey everyone, I hope you’ve all had a great week.

Today isn’t Thursday, it’s Friday. I’ll get to that in a moment. Firstly, I was joined in my studio this week by CarolineMarie, to work on and record a cover of ‘More Than Words’ By Extreme. (See below for the video)

Had fun recording and editing this, however it did take more time than anticipated. Which brings me to the second half of this post.

Thursdays video uploads are now being moved to Fridays. This is so that I have an extra day to work on any last minute recordings or lengthy editing work. Todays video definitely would not have been ready for yesterdays usual upload.

Also, some of you may know (if you followed this site from it’s conception) I had a previous YouTube channel where I uploaded Guitar lessons and various other music related videos. I spent a little while earlier in the week looking through the analytic data of that channel and came to the conclusion Music videos (like the one below) just aren’t where the views are. People seem to want to be taught something rather than watch someone they don’t know play a piece they could hear anyone play at anytime. So, I’ve decided to re-master some of my previous channels Guitar Lessons and re-upload them to the Short Lane Studios channel. I’ll make them better quality, both audio and visually. And hopefully those videos will start to attract more people and help my audience grow.

I will however still be doing Music covers and original music. But once a month rather than weekly. This also takes a lot of stress out of the job.

I think that’s all I had on my mind.

Just for clarity,

Tuesdays are Demo Videos
Fridays are Lesson Videos with the occasional Music Video.

I’m still quite active on Twitter and Instagram, so pop on over to check those out, as well as the Studios Facebook Page.

I’ll stop boring you now.

I hope you all have a pleasant weekend.

~TJ

 

Iron Maiden – Legacy of the Beast Show

Hey everyone, hope you’re having a great week.

On Monday I went to see Iron Maiden at The Manchester Arena. I wanted to try doing a video that included my journey to and from the show. It’s a test video really. I wasn’t allowed to take any filming equipment, only my phone (which is old and has limited memory).

I would like to make some vlog type videos in the future, and I learnt a few things of what I should and shouldn’t do by making this video. I’m no Casey Neistat, but the quality of these kind of videos will get better.

The next kind of vlog type video will be made during a trip I’m on in October.

I don’t know if tickets are still on sale for the Iron Maiden tour, if they are I highly recommend you go see them.

~TJ