Monday, 13 August 2018

Whitby Regatta 2018 - Greasy Pole

The Second of the vids I've been able to get from the 2018 Whitby Regatta is up, and is of the Greasy Pole competition on the lifeboat pier.
Still not as good as the footage as I got back in 2016, as I couldn't get a decent position in the scrum assembled on the pier to watch up close, and had to basically stretch my arm up as high as I could with the camera pointed in roughly the right direction, not really being able to see the tilt viewscreen on the camera because it was in a position I couldn't really see it without burning out my retina's from staring in the direction of the Sun.

Full playlists of this and previous Whitby Regatta footage I've recorded can be found through my videos website:

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Whitby Regatta 2018 - The Raft Race

The first of my video clips from the 2018 Whitby Regatta has been released onto my YouTube channel, and it's of the Raft Race. Another low participation effort this year (2 Rafts), and the footage doesn't really pick up until after they cross the finishing line.


Full playlists of this and previous Whitby Regatta footage I've recorded can be found through my videos website:

More footage from this year's Regatta still to come... next to sort out is the cackhanded footage of the Greasy Pole Contest that came after the Raft Race, and was shot best I could among the scrum on the Lifeboat Pier.

Friday, 10 August 2018

Cook 250 Whitby Event Footage


Back on 6th July 2018 there was a "Captain Cook 250" event in Whitby with a replica of Captain Cook's ship recently acquired from Stockton, and a couple of tall ships sailing into the harbour.
[View Photo Gallery].

It just about finished me off getting into position to get the footage, and after many delays I've finally got footage cobbled together into something I could upload to YouTube and (eventually) my other video channels as appropriate.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Whitby Snow 2018

Back in January 2013 I shot a video of a snow weather event in my local area, then stitched the clips together into a full video that I uploaded to YouTube, and it has sinced notched up over 10,000 views.

I had a long wait to see enough snow again round here to be able to film the sequel, but on 27th February 2018, it finally happened.
It's taken me a while to get round to editing the footage (31st July / 1st August), but now it's finally up (see above, or Click Here to view it on my YouTube Channel).

Of course the original snow vid is still uploaded, as well as a less well viewed prequel to it from 2010.

More of my online video content can be found by going to the JDUCK1979 Vids website I knocked together.

Friday, 29 June 2018

I Just Shot a Deer!





So I briefly got off my ass early this morning to stretch me legs after being sat at the computer too long, and I saw this.......

For more Wildlife and Nature video Content, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Blog more

It seems the blogger app also still works on me old iPad that's still running on iOS5 (don't like the app icons on newer versions).

So maybe I will get round to blog more often like I keep promising myself

Monday, 21 May 2018

One thing I hate about May

As I lay here in bed, I'm beginning to think I don't like the month of May very much.
For the 3rd year running my chances of getting to sleep is being hampered by the buzzing noise of the wild bees that have taken up residence in the wall cavity next to my bed.
The only upside is that it's given me the chance to see if this old app for my old phone still works for typing posts to this thing.

Monday, 19 February 2018

My life may be lacking Lemon Buns

Lemon Bun, by Botham's
Lately I've been trying to remember when I last got to have a "Lemon Bun", somewhat a traditional staple of Northern English bakeries, and it's close cousin the "Lemon Finger Roll" (basically the same idea but more in the shape of a hot dog bun).

Basically it's like a sweet Bread roll / Fruit Teacake with sultana's in it, and a big dollop of lemon flavoured white icing on top. Used to get them all the time from Botham's bakery in Whitby delivered to the family grocery store (TV chef James Martin is also apparently a big fan of these too), while in other bakery chains dotted around Yorkshire (e.g. Cooplands?) I remember seeing more elongated versions, and I think same too over in Lancashire when I was a kid and my Grandparents took me over that way for Holidays around Blackpool / Morecambe / Lancaster / Lake District in Cumbria, etc.

Starting this post has also got me thinking about other products from the same place I don't seem to often enough these days such as the Butter Bun + the Chocolate Jap (still get stuff delivered in from Botham's, but my Dad seems to go easy on the range to save wastage).

The Butter bun is basically a sweet bread roll that's been slashed open, had a generous dollop of buttercream stuffed in it, then had a generous dusting of icing sugar.

The Chocolate Jap, is like 2 biscuits that kind of remind me a little of a Farley's rusk that've been sandwiched together with a generous coating of chocolate buttercream, then liberally covered in chocolate sprinkles.... they're really messy to get hold of, but taste so good.

If you liked this post, don't forget to check out my personal website (been re-building it, think there's still a bit more to remember to do) + the new site I knocked together to put my video content.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

YouTube changes

It was recently announced that YouTube were making some changes to the service that means small time plebs can no longer make money from their vids on YouTube's platform.
[vid about it 1 | vid about it 2]

So I made this.......
http://video.jduck1979.co.uk/

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Whitby Area Snow Chaos - December 2010



New video on my Youtube with old footage I don't think I ever really properly released to the internet until now

Monday, 14 November 2016

How to get started Youtubing

This popular video site sharing website has been around for over 10 years now, and gone from short crappy quality clips of pets & people doing the sort of stuff you'd see on You've Been Framed, to High quality HD footage of the same stuff + even people having a crack at doing their own "Online TV Shows".

 These range from things like Tech Reviews to DIY Electronics + Prank Shows, some of which are better than mainstream shows like Beadle's About or Candid Camera managed to pull off.

 There seems to be more & more people wanting to have a crack at it (not just because you can earn money online by Youtubing), but not quite sure how to get started, so lets see what I can do to help..........

 The first thing you'll need is a camera. It doesn't have to be anything too special, but basically helps if you use pretty much any camera made in the last 7yrs or so that's capable of recording in 720p or 1080p High Definition (HD).

 A Digital SLR Camera (DSLR) or a "Bridge" camera is likely to be too big & heavy to lug around if vLogging (video blogging) on the move like Roman Atwood (and others) do on a regular basis, and you're best off with either a Digital Compact camera, or a small handheld video camera such as from the Sony Bloggie range, and their equivalents from other manufacturers such as Panasonic.

 A proper camcorder such as my Panasonic is acceptable and not too bad to carry around with you all day too (and the quality is quite stunning).

 My long time favourite for digital compact cameras is Fujifilm, but last time I looked it appeared they'd slimmed their range down to a selection of "Bridge" cameras + some very expensive compact system cameras with interchangable lenses. They've got exceedingly good colour reproduction qualities though.

Most the top Youtubers appear to be using Canon + Sony Digital Compacts at the moment, and GoPro cameras for when things get a bit more sweat inducing, such as ziplining or messing about in water.

 The next stage (assuming you've already set-up your youtube account), is to shoot some video.... that's easy enough, just point the camera at want you want to film, and press the record button, etc. 

After that, you'll probably want to edit the video, and for that you'll need video editing software. Some of this you can get for free (e.g. Windows Movie Maker), other higher end software can end up costing you as much as the camera did. If you're a Mac user, you'll probably be using iMovie. For Windows users like myself, my current personal favourite is Corel VideoStudio Pro X5, which has been succeeded by a number of newer versions, it's up to VideoStudio Pro X8 now I think. You can buy it either as a standalone product, or bundled together with my favourite photo editing software Corel Paintshop Pro X*.

 Editing isn't really too complicated if you've never done it before, it's basically just a matter of dropping the video file onto the timeline at the bottom of the software, and adding the various bits & bobs like captions as and where needed.

 When you've finished editing, you'll need to save the finished video file, then wait for it to start rendering. This may take a while, and it helps if you've got a fair bit of RAM installed in your computer..... it'll do it, but very slowly if you've got the minimum 2GB of RAM needed to run Windows... and it's best to have at least 4GB of RAM installed, and perhaps even make use of Windows ReadyBoost.

 Once done, you can then start uploading the video to Youtube. This also takes what feels like forever. While that's in progress you can add a video title, keyword tags, opt to monetise the vid (if you've enabled that) + put a place tag on a map to show where you shot it (though you may want to give that a miss in some circumstances).

 And that's get you started Youtubing, I hope.
Though there's still more to do yet... you may want to gain followers & views on Youtube by promoting your video via other Social Media outlets such as Twitter + Facebook + Instagram (among others), and collaborations with other Youtubers via sites such as ChannelPages, and checking your Video Stats via Youtube + elsewhere.

 Check out our favourite Youtube Vids, or read our free guide on how to start blogging for money that could help you earn extra money online in addition to posting stuff on Youtube.

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