filmmaking

May 20, 2019

Taking time to recharge your creative batteries

How we get all this vlogging done

There are so many ways to follow our podcast: YouTube, Stitcher, and iTunes. Or just plug the RSS link into your podcatcher.

In this week’s episode, we talk about the cyclical nature of creativity, and how we manage to take time off without stopping the flow of videos. (Hint: It helps to have a collaborator.)

Mar 13, 2019

Putting work away at the end of the day

How we make our China vlog

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Hello fellow Foreigners, wherever you are. This week on the podcast, we talked about our rituals for wrapping up our work at the end of the day. Closing down a project session is definitely a place where past-you and future-you can set one another up for success or failure, so it’s pretty important.

Mar 1, 2019

Podcast: Workflowing smarter, not harder

How we get all this vlogging done

In this week’s podcast, we discuss the changes to our workflow that helped keep us happy and PRODUCING CONTENT!

Over the past year and some months, our process for vlogging over on YouTube has gone through many changes. Especially last spring, when we were amping up our ambitions of how big of a we could produce in a week — and we kind of overwhelmed ourselves. So the discussion is all about how to most effectively use our time, keeping in mind that we want to push ourselves … but reasonably. We are only two people, after all. The new rule is: NO LOCATIONS!

Feb 16, 2019

Podcast: Not just a talking head

The struggle to make a better vlog

Part one of the discussion

Part two of the discussion

This episode of the live stream/podcast is in two parts, because we had trouble maintaining a live connection to YouTube. In fact, this is the last episode that we did live, because streaming from China is too difficult.

But, we still had a rousing discussion of our creative process; We address keywording and why it’s so necessary to be “findable” on YouTube, as well as our early efforts to expand our vlogs into something beyond just a talking head.