I think I’ve said this in a previous video but I have an obsession with making things. Whether they be mods to existing items, or making small trinkets, or filmmaking.
I currently work in a kitchen at a pub cooking fried food for drunk people. It can be tough in that environment to find positivity, but because I know being a line cook isn’t my life’s calling, I manage to do pretty well.
Thank god it’s so easy to create things these days. When I told my parents that I wanted to start a production company through YouTube, starting with gaming videos, and hopefully growing from there, they were sceptical. Three years in, with a very small subscriber count, they seem to be coming around to the idea. I may not be making money off of my gaming videos and video blogs yet, but my parents have finally seen that this is something I have a deep passion for. My dad sends me articles and videos about how to work online, so I can make money to support my side project without having to deal with shift work. He sends me job postings he thinks I would enjoy, instead of posts for coffee shops and call centre jobs.
In the last few months, I’ve taken a serious look at my YouTube channel, what I’ve been doing right, what I’ve been doing wrong, and what I need to do more. My followers seem to enjoy my video blogs a lot, so I’m thinking that as I start ramping up my writing, I may make videos that go with my blog posts, as a way for people to see my content, whether they want to read it or watch it. This will give me a chance to work on my live action filmmaking. I can add b-roll shots of my home city of Ottawa, or me hanging out with friends or working on videos. I don’t know how well it will go, but it’s worth a shot. Malcolm Gladwell said that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become good at something. Making interesting videos that accompany my blog posts will go a long way towards accomplishing that.
Creators have the power to change the world. What people see as a simple 10-minute video could have taken hundreds of hours to make, and the creator had a specific intention in mind when they made it. This meaning could take 1 or 10 viewings to find it, but once found, the base idea is out in the world, festering in people’s minds. It’s an amazing thing to think about.
I want to somehow make INProductions the company I’ve been dreaming of creating my whole life. I want production (both video and DIY) to become my life’s purpose. I believe I can brighten people’s days with my ideas and crazy ways of executing them, or through the aggressive but quick-witted banter between my friends and me. I want to build a community of those people, some of them collaborators, and eventually co-workers if I play my cards right.
Have any ideas about how to grow a small production company or want to collaborate on here or YouTube? Let me know in the comments! INProductions and everything related to it is meant for you just as much as it is for me. Every single view means the world to me.
Thanks for reading, friends, I’ll see you next time.