While I haven’t been making use of the blog, that is partly because I haven’t had much to post but that might be changing although I have to go through what will be happening generally in 2017.
Getting started early for Christmas 2017
While I didn’t do anything on the youtube channel for Christmas 2016, I will be starting what I have planned for Christmas 2017 as soon as possible as I will be doing a 12 days of Christmas anime episodes where each day will feature a series that has at least one episode around Christmas time, but this will be slightly different as there will be 13 episodes with the 12 days going up to the 24th while there will be a more special episode on Christmas day which will be more Christmas related with another special episode for new years day which will focus on a group of episodes that have a new years day specific focus or end on new years day.
Updating the video recording and video editing equipment
I can’t really start any of that project without at least getting a new camera since the polaroid ix2020 isn’t going to cut it if I want to actually put out quality video content, and I can’t really rely on windows movie maker to serve as my main video editor since it’s barely able to stitch several pieces of video together to make a single video that I can output to youtube so I’ll be using a few free trial video editors to see if they can perform or at least see if what I was planning to use as a general video editor from the free stack does better with the footage from the new camera since it couldn’t even work with the footage form the ix2020.
Sorting out all the tech
Even though I’ll at least have a computer to be able to do all the video editing on, that unit isn’t designated for video editing since all it will be doing is running old games once it takes its place under the TV, so I’ll have to get all the parts together to build the first of my gaming computers but I’ll also have to do the same for my media streaming system since what I currently use is being rather a pain in the neck and has pushed me away from dedicated streaming boxes due to the fact that one box can lose support for updates and apps regardless of when you purchase it and I have to have some method of storing all the footage along with the final product if I have to edit together several videos since my current solution is slowly running out of space since it is a general data storage device.
Getting the list for 2017 purchases sorted
There are four words that will most likely start that list…
Ghost in the Shell
And I’m not talking about the live action movie that is currently being filmed, I’m talking about the stand alone complex series which is finally getting a release in the west on blu-ray (only in the USA) and will be taking up at least £100 of my money in a few months time.
Another wallet buster that is getting a purchase in 2017 is the Magic Knight Rayearth blu-ray collection which brings both seasons into one set.
The remainder of my purchasing will be to catch up with series I haven’t completed or are behind on since I’ve still to get my hands on the final part of the persona 3 movie series for which I’m also likely going to double dip into when the UK release comes out (whenever that will be) and grabbing series that are being re-released on budget labels.
As for games, there isn’t anything new I’m getting beyond persona 5 (unless the PS3 version is canned) so most of what I do is likely to be focused on older games which I’m most likely going to be able to do captures on once I have a graphics card in the newer of my computers.
And that is it for this bodged together summary of what I’ll generally be doing in 2017 when I’m not looking for employment, so until next time…