Comments: 831 • Responses: 96 • Date: 2013-08-07 13:37:28 UTC
JeffDujon230 karma2013-08-07 15:21:16 UTC
I see what you did there.
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JeffDujon228 karma2013-08-07 13:59:43 UTC
Hmmm, I guess my life isn't really broken into typical days like that.
Sometimes a day is mixed and what you might expect... Going to meet people for filming, coming home and editing, etc.
Then some days might be back-to-back interviews all day... Maybe 3-4 subjects covered with each person... Filming 12 videos worth of stuff....
Then I might have 3-4 days straight just bunkered down in my office editing various films....
Then I might go away on a trip for a week to some cool place and film loads of material... Then occasionally I might pull an all-nighter editing various videos - or one long one!
I don't make many films in such a linear, one-day kind of way... The whole process has become kind of scattered!
I am able to produce many I think because I work quite quickly (journalistic training!?) and I work very long hours!
JeffDujon210 karma2013-08-07 14:00:27 UTC
Oh Grey - I didn't realise that was you. I've told you this already!!!!
JeffDujon120 karma2013-08-07 14:12:07 UTC
I think I am at pretty close to capacity. I'm working with another film-maker (called Sean) on Computerphile, because I could not have done all of that on my own.
But I think it is important that I'm still involved with making and discussing the films on any channel associated with me, so I guess it is finite... (and computerphiles are fun to make!)
But if I find the right people, more can be done!
JeffDujon71 karma2013-08-07 14:42:24 UTC
Thanks for your kind words. YouTube advertising would not sustain the projects, but luckily I have partnered with great organisations like The University of Nottingham and they help make some of the channels possible.
Down the track I guess I might need to look at other options like the ones you mentioned... I guess we'll see.
JeffDujon67 karma2013-08-07 14:03:23 UTC
That's a mixture...
Sometimes I will contact someone and say "I think we should do this" or "we haven't done anything in this area for a while" or "I saw this in the news" or "the viewers have been asking about that".
But often they will contact me and say "I really want to do X,Y,Z"
Perhaps over time I think the balance has moved more towards suggestions from the experts, but that is because they are learning more and more about how the whole process works.
JeffDujon67 karma2013-08-07 17:06:35 UTC
I am sure he will read this eventually! :)
JeffDujon65 karma2013-08-07 16:47:20 UTC
Childhood hero - sounds like you need a big cricket lesson! ;)
JeffDujon60 karma2013-08-07 14:19:49 UTC
That happens - if they lose me (because I am too dumb or I got too bored) I tell them so and ask them more questions.
I see it as my job to keep asking and probing until I feel like I understand... And I think if I understand, the viewers probably will!
My amateur knowledge is very helpful in that regard! :)
JeffDujon60 karma2013-08-07 17:58:51 UTC
ha ha - I didn't actually know it was John... Who runs more successful channels himself! :)
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