Monovlogs: ‘Awkward’ Rant Video

Hi friends, welcome back to Monovlogs! Guess what I’ve made? I’ve made a rant video! I’ve been wanting to make one of these since, basically, the start of my existence after idolizing so many amazing youtubers and vloggers that shaped who I am today. As cliché as that sounded, it is completely true. My sense of humor and the morals that I have today are influenced by the things that I have loved as a child. Every movie, youtuber, actor, story, and so on have affected who I am as a human being. Take that into consideration before you have your little sister memorize “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot at an influential age or else they’ll probably end up like me. I have grown up watching these witty youtubers (ShaneDawsonTv, Bubbiosity, CommunityChannel, Danisnotonfire, Smosh etc) and they’ve always looked so simple to make. Simple edits, a few cuts here and there, and a whole bunch of improv, right? No, that is not the case at all. This simple video has taken me a good month to create, taking a few days to write maybe a ten minute script.

Here’s the thing about scripts. It’s not as easy as you might think to come up with a topic to work off of. And after finding a topic, writing the script is not even close to as simple as people would assume it to be. I didn’t want to sound fake or completely unlike myself, and I did not want to seem like I was trying too hard. Youtubers always seem like they’re just speaking on the spot and adding little scenes as they go along. Here are a few pages from my script.

 

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The whole script was about 5 pages. I I had to draw little images of how I wanted the scene to be angled. Watching the video, you’d see that the angles have been changed. Things come up, and the script isn’t perfect. I doubt that the people who make these videos always follow the scripts they make to the exact second.

 

Filming for the video:

The little skits here and there were so awkward to film. Especially the scenes with more than one Jaimie. There were a lot of takes that I was not happy with, but if I made sure that every take was exactly the way I wanted it to be, this would have taken a good month more. As an actor, I know that I’m never going to be completely satisfied with a video of my performances; I was not allowed to be a perfectionist over my acting while filming, because retakes are aggravating and  sometimes pointless. It was difficult for me to watch myself act without criticizing my every action. HOWEVER, can I just say that watching the final cut of the edit with 4 Jaimie’s was so amazing to the point where I was uncomfortable to watch. Thank you Mady! It feels strange to see so much of yourself. Editing was complicated, as the Jaimie’s kept overlapping each other. Of course, I didn’t edit the video because I can’t even photoshop my face onto a lemon without it taking at least an hour. Special thanks again to Mady again for being such an amazing camera woman and video editor.  I just watched and told her what I wanted the sound and video effects to be.

Please don’t judge the video too much! There are many flaws, but that’s totally okay because I had a lot of fun making this. This has been a wonderful learning experience, and I can’t wait to make another one so I can learn from my mistakes. Thank you all for being so awesome and checking this post out. It means so much to me, so make sure to pat yourselves on the back for being so cool.

So that concludes this post. This video was a blast to create, and my heart goes out to all of the youtubers whose fans are demanding them to post every week. It’s hard work. Viewers do not appreciate these people enough.

Thanks for reading this post guys! I love you all and I hope for you to stay warm and cozy over the next few days. See you super soon!

Words by Jaimie Leung

Recording/ Video Edits by Mady Hewett

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