Old and New Projects

I have been doing some unboxing videos called Out of the Box.  I am going to stop doing them because of the same reason I stopped Literary Wasteland is I was shooting them alone.  They were boring because of it.  I was taking to a friend of mine and he was interested in doing an audio podcast and was asking if I was willing to help.  Thinking about it for a moment and am willing to try it with him.  I will keep you all posted on the new podcast.

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Out of the Box Episode 111: Pi Desktop

Let unbox the Element14 Pi Desktop. Turn a Raspberry PI into a small form factor desktop PC. Even has room for a small SSD Hard Drive.

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My future with filmmaking?

With everything changing with YouTube with the ad revenue being limited and can’t add a link Patreon in your videos unless you have over 10K subscribers.  I only started Out of the Box back in January 2017 and I haven’t made one penny from YouTube or Patreon and only have 7 subscribers.  I am thinking of moving any new endeavors to another platform like Vimeo.com.  When I started doing The Radical Geek I looked into hosting my videos there but went with another platform.  I have been working on some screenplays for a sci-fi/fantasy anthology series like The Twilight Zone or Amazing Stories.  If I do change hosts I think Vimeo might be better because it is more focused on the filmmaker community.  Also, they have some groups that focus on sci-fi.

Episode 110: Shocker and Soundbar

Check on some new items from Geek. First is a joke police baton electric shocker. See me get a surprise electric shock for it. The second item is a wireless Bluetooth stereo sound bar. I unbox them and review the items.

Hot Products Batons Stick Electric Shock Flashlight Toy Joke Prank Trick Gift: https://geek.wish.com/c/5812b6402cc898622d70b44d
Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Sound Bar: https://geek.wish.com/c/57dfabbe5739d118baece97c

My First Exposure to the KKK

With the KKK/Neo-Nazis violence in Charlottesville, VA, it got me thinking of the first time I heard of the Klan.  I was 7 years old watching TV and a news break comes on.  I thought, “Oh this should be over in a few minutes and the show I was watching would come back on.”  It wasn’t a short news break.  It went on longer than that.  I change the channel and on 3 major networks were reporting it.

What I was seeing was the Klan starting a riot.  They were dressed in black wearing motor cycle helmets, carrying round black shields with “KKK” in white emblazoned on them, and carrying clubs.  Then they showed other people against them dressed in normal clothing protesting.  I saw them taking one person injured and bloody being taken way by paramedics.  Then the police came and started shooting, andthat scared me.  I turned off the TV and did something else.  Came back to the TV and they were still talking about it.

This planted the notation that there were people in this world, adults, that are scary, and what to hurt others.  It also made me curious who they were and what they were about.  Over the years I would do some research, and it all painted it in a negative light.  This is why I am against the racism and a liberal.  Because a lot of right-wingers are BULLIES.

Episode 109: Action Cam

Got a new action camera of my selfie stick/monopod. It is a knockoff GoPro video camera. I am going to unbox it and give it a review of the camera.

HD 1080P Sports Camera: https://geek.wish.com/c/57b579f43ed23d037c7da193

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Filmmaker Dreams

For some of you that follow this blog, you see the videos I make.  The videos started because I am a fan of podcasts and wanted to be part of it so I made the Radical Geek in 2011.  After that, I have a current project called Out of the Box where I unbox and review gadgets.  Over time I have been studying on how to be a better film/video maker.  I want to branch out into more and different projects.

My first idea for a full feature length film had a working title, “Do You Copy.”  It was going to be a documentary on Digital Right Management (DRM for short) and the fight between the creator’s right to profit from their work and the consumer’s right to have a quality project or share it.

I also love sci-fi/fantasy and just wrote a script for a short sci-fi film called In Two Days…?  It is about 2 scientists that create a device that views events in time using the theory of an Einstien-Rosen Bridge.  Only thing is that they can only see two days ahead.  The rest of the film is them finding out why.

I do want to make a film but here are the excuses.  It is time and money.  I don’t have the money to put into the project.  So I can try to crowdsource it with Kickstarter, IndieGoGo or GoFundMe.  Time is a problem because either I have a regular job or looking for a new one when unemployed.

If you think I might make a film even a short film you have to wait and find out.

Episode 108: Retracting Mirror, Magnet, and Selfie Stick

I look at magnets on sticks, mirrors on telescopes and selfie sticks.

TEKTON 7611 24-Inch Flexible Magnetic Pick-Up Tool https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NPR3ZW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

SE 8014TM Telescoping Round Mirror https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B001HBY8YK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

HSU Waterproof Selfie Stick https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MYW6B7E/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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