evanescence to mise en scène. let’s be okay: day 10

1 third of the way through this bad boy! WOO!

After writing about presenting on a Habbo fansite yesterday, I wanted to talk more about where I started as a media creative. Picture this, it’s 2006 and I’m in love with a Video Game called Kingdom Hearts 2… okay yes, it’s not much different to now but I would have looked like this okay…

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I had access to a Windows XP computer with Windows Movie Maker and I began editing AMV’s of Kingdom Hearts to Evanescene songs and The Ping Pong song by Enrique Iglesias. I started uploading them to a new website called YouTube. YES, AT THIS TIME. YOUTUBE WAS NEW. I signed up for an account named TheDoctor2007 but instantly forgot my password and made a new one called badwolfcurse.  

My AMV videos went “viral” and by that I mean 2000+ views, but with my love for Doctor Who still at a high I started making videos called Homemade Doctor Who a title I stole from someone else as I found their ones. I used my dad’s camera for the first few episodes. Then came Christmas and my parents said I could either have an electric scooter or my own camera. I was torn but I think I made the right choice, I was already doing Hospital Radio but this made me want to go into TV instead.

This type of video making stopped when I got into Online Radio Presenting when I was 14 online, one day on Habbo I went into a roleplaying room where you could have a family. On Habbo there’s a follow to room option so I followed a family member to a Touchwood roleplaying room where I met… @joshwwwa189. The person I followed wasn’t in the room, logging out prior to my entrance. This was common on Habbo. But, if I was a few seconds later, I would never have met one of the closest people I have in my life. 

He was the one that got me into vlogging and watching other vlogger’s and sketch makers on YouTube, inspiring RJMakesVids. Making me want to study Media in College, then to Uni, then running for a film then the BBC, then applying for Producer jobs while working in a Social Media one.

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I studied Film, TV, Web & Radio from the second I could in Year 10 and I kept it going until University. I studied theory even though I hated it, to practical aspects. I’ve written so many things I am proud of and so many things I am ashamed to have my name on, but such is life. I’ve worked freelance, I’ve been contracted, I’ve created my own web series, helped others with theirs. Been tech advice for so many that are now in the industry too.

There’s a lot of other media things I have done online since the start, and it goes out like a branching tree never stopping and it’s nice to know that the one person that send me on this path is still my friend after 9 years. 

Today’s song is one he sent me in 2011/2012 I think. Just to show he cares.

Song of the Day: My Best Friend – Weezer

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