My First Ever Entry In a YouTube Community Video Contest
So, I started with a couple of videos over on Vimeo because there seemed to be a burgeoning pipe community there. Unfortunately, not much is happening. The great migration of YouTubers to Vimeo due to a number of issues with the whole Google thing that was much talked about in pipester videos has apparently gone nowhere. To quote one presenter, Tin Man, in reference to the Vimeo pipe community, “it’s a ghost town.”
Indeed, it is.
Because no one wants to make a video just to watch themselves, at least, I don’t think most people do — well I don’t, anyway — I began to consider if I should just stick to the territory as well. Then I saw one of the YouTube presenters was throwing a video contest called, ‘Over the Moon’. It was to honor the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing, and I thought, what the heck. The point was to address where you were at the time of the landing (if you were even born then), if you think it was faked, and what tobacco you would sneak aboard as a trip-to-the-Moon memento.
Now, most of these videos just have the presenter doing a talking head thing in front of the camera. I had the urge to do something different: I wanted to tell a story through which my answers were given. Admittedly, I got a little off track as the logic of my tale took me into a bit of a turn, but I rather liked it. Needless to say, I did not win (the winners were talking heads). But that’s entirely O.K. It compelled me to make my first YouTube pipe community video.
In the making of this vid, I hadn’t much time so I skipped necessary credits as well as the editing of flubs, etc. (I think it’s only right that I fix the missing credits. I’ll leave the flubs.) May I present to you, my first YouTube pipe community video, ‘Journey to the Moon, and the Tobacco I’d Carry’…