Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Airsoft Week

Advance notice of a YouTube event that i'm planning for an, as yet, unannounced date in April, Airsoft Week. This will be a full week, Monday to Sunday featuring daily uploads of mixed Airsoft action, kit reviews and other relevant material.

The dates have been chosen and some of the material intended for upload is already complete. More filming will be done between now and the intended start of Airsoft Week with the idea being to upload at least one video per day. Once Airsoft Week is over i'll determine just how successful the venture was and may well make it an event that will happen again.

Why am i doing this? Because i love filming airsoft videos and its as much an event for me as it will be for the guys who like watching my videos.

Stay tuned for more info!!


Friday, 19 March 2010

YouTube and POW

Hi again guys!!

The new channel on YouTube for outtakes has been pretty popular so far so thanks to all those who linked from here and subscribed. Admittedly when you compare the channel to my main movie channel the clips are not as good (YET). But you have to remember the intended content of this new channel, a home for unwanted and unused material that would otherwise be binned. Its being aired on the outtake channel because i know many out there would still like to see it no matter how mundane and random it may seem. Now that i've got a few subscribers on that channel i'll be improving the channel content as the subscriber base grows and adding many 'one-take' mini movies as well as the outtake material. These mini movies will be exclusive to that channel. So watch out this weekend for more uploaded material to my main movie page 'The Airsoft Grenadier' and new improved material on 'airsoftouttakes' as well as more random clips. All material will be from Players of War Airsoft in Bonnybridge, Scotland.

POW has been very good to me, not only have i been able to indulge in my passion for WWII and the military but i now have a successful YouTube channel built on all the filming i've done there. The hope i have is that i will be able to get YT Partner status at some point and invest a little money into better computer and software equipment to produce a far better finished article on YT. My current camera is great but i'm let down a little by an old PC system and basic software. I previously applied for YT Partner status when i had roughly 1200 subscribers and about 70,000 video views but was rejected. I think my video views overall fell short of what was required but i've since more than doubled that and currently have 5200+ subscribers. We'll see if that makes a difference!!

Anyway, its a POW Sunday this weekend so watch out for material appearing on both my channels by Monday evening at the latest ;)


Friday, 12 March 2010

New Airsoft Channel Launched

So whats new this week?

Well the last two videos posted are both from the same gameday at Players of War and feature action from a couple of different battles/games. 'The Airsoft Grenadier' YouTube channel has now smashed through the 5000 subscriber mark and steadily climbing upwards. A huge THANKYOU to ALL my subscribers as this channel looks like going from strength to strength with no sign of slowing down.

I've recorded a fair bit of footage since i started last year and much of what i didn't use on my YT channel was binned to keep my hard drive clear for new material. I had the idea of putting my uneditted and raw outtakes up on YouTube on another channel to let you guys see more of what goes on at POW and all the wee things you generally don't see. So the new channel was launched today with a few clips to get it started and please remember it's not airsoft movies you are watching it's purely outtakes. That means it is nothing more than lots of clips that were not included in my main Airsoft movies for one reason or another. Clips will range from several seconds in length to several minutes and will be added to after every game day at POW. These will be a mixture of 'behind the scenes' 'action' 'bloopers' and 'informal moments'.

The channel is called 'airsoftouttakes' so check out..

Please subscribe guys and have a look at the videos. Your ratings, comments and support are valued greatly and this channel will get bigger and better just as 'The Airsoft Grenadier' did.


Friday, 5 March 2010

Winter Blues

Well thankfully there seems to be an improvement in the weather in the UK, the part i'm in anyway!! Since December its been very cold with frequent snow which has kept me at home and unable to work on quite a few occassions. The past week has actually had a few good spells of sunshine and even though you can still see snow on the hill tops it just feels so much nicer to have the sun out. I'm a summer person and hate winter. I'm certain i have that S.A.D syndrome that i hear 'experts' talking about.

The past few weeks have seen me busier at work again with the improvement in the weather and out of the blue an obsession with keep fit. I've always been fit and keep active but its been a real obsession lately with circuit training, running, walking really long distances and strict nutrition. I haven't been out for a pint in ages now LOL and i can't even explain where the sudden obsession came from.

On the airsoft front i've got POW this coming Sunday. I'll be there in modern kit for a change with my L85. As much as i love my German WWII kit its very heavy and awkward and doesn't allow me to throw myself around in the manner i'd like to so i'll be lightly clothed and armed for a change. The funny thing is that very few people recognise me at POW out of the WWII gear so i'll try to be as anonymous as possible. I'll have the camera with me so will get as much footage as possible. Here's hoping the good weather keeps up.

I didn't get time to put another video up on YT this week, a combination of work and exercising like an idiot has not allowed me enough time to do it however, more POW Combat this weekend guys!!!

Stay tuned!!!!!