Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Self Promotion and Demographics.

My Youtube channel sometimes surprises me. Of the videos I've uploaded, the most popular are the Star Wars re-score video projects I've done. Two of my videos are two Star Wars videos- one with 94 views, the other with 406 at the time of this posting. Both were added on July 15, 2009.

The first video is Vader versus Obi-Wan, a video that uses content from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. I scored music for this scene just to see what could be done for the scene- the original scene has no music at all. Because there aren't enough views for this video, I can't show the demographics of who's viewing the video. Needless to say, this video was my first video posted on Youtube, and has content that I would think is somewhat popular- being Star Wars and all.

The second is Asteroid Chase, a video with content from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (the more recent of Star Wars movies). As above, I scored music for a musically-mum action scene. Below is a chart showing the age and sex breakdown.

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"That's all well and good," you say, "But where's the surprise in that?"

Oh, sorry. I guess I should have been a little more specific.

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"Well, shiver me timbers! You mean to tell me that more younger girls are watching that Star Wars video than boys?" I suppose so! This means that I have an older male audience for these videos.

Another video of mine is an arrangement of music from Valve Corporation's "Left 4 Dead," set to a video I edited with footage from said game. The video has about 171 views at the time of this posting. Chart below.

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This video's popular with the 65 and older crowd? Now I wonder if something is amiss. Maybe some younger people got on ol' pop's computer and saw this video. Who knows. Or- Valve Corporation could secretly be spreading this video throughout the office. I wish!

For the "too long, didn't read" people- The internet: contrary to expectations.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Good news, everyone!

Well, small news really- but momentous to some degree.

On September 20th, 2009, I finally reached a combined royalty of fifty dollars from iStock Audio (from selling my original music). While this number may be markedly small, I find it a good way to celebrate the inaugural "Hello, world" post on this here blog. I made fifty dollars doing something I enjoy.

Unfortunately, I cannot claim said fifty dollars until I make a total of one hundred dollars. Boo. However, I have a fortune cookie fortune at my side telling me "An interesting musical opportunity is in your near future." Here's hoping, I'd like a music job. Or at least, something decent I could put on my resume besides portfolio projects and pro bono composition jobs. Any takers?

Well, enjoy some of my stuff anyway.