Adding Ads

How would you guys feel if I added ads to my site? It would be a way for me to make a tad bit of money, and I think I really need it. I currently have no cash flow, and it would be nice to have some. Of course all the money would go towards making videos, but I think that I should do it? What do you think? I know most of you are just bots, but it would be perfect if someone replied. If you have an opinion on this tweet me @liammrk or email me at liam(at)liammrk.com.

Thanks for reading, this was a quick inquiry.

-LiamMrK

Camera Battery and ETC

As you know, my camera arrived without its battery, which is honestly the most tantalizing thing in the world. I contacted the company and they said they’d contact me again within two days to keep me updated. I was awaiting their big update and when I checked my email, they replied with “We’ll keep updated”, which was their big update.

Once they finally located my battery they shipped it and should be here on Friday, which means I can film Saturday and then post on Sunday to beat one year of inactivity.

Hopefully I can get a couple people to help the shoot on Saturday, I have an idea in mind, but no written script. I plan on asking my theatre class if anyone would like to participate. Which reminds me, Theatre class today was interesting, we had to do Shakespeare scene and I got partnered up with the same person I had for our last Shakspearean activity. Both times my character ended being insulted or ignored, I’m starting to see a pattern with this particular person. I just find it pretty funny. It was a strange activity, and I have to say that I did an awful job.

That is pretty much all I have to say about that. (Forrest Gump reference)

-LiamMrK

Camera Arrived

Hey guys!

I’m so excited! My camera arrived yesterday, which I knew it was, but let’s be honest even though I knew it was coming it was still a huge surprise. I picked the absolutely worst time to open the box. Apparently people don’t like box openings during the preparation of dinner or while someone is playing video games. I simply sat down in the middle of my living room with my pocket knife and I started slicing through the box (I almost cut myself 4 times, I’m a little reckless, keep that in mind ladies). The camera was not the only thing in the box, because with a camera of this stature, you have to spend “mucho dinero” in order to have it function.

The box consisted of:

-The Camera

-32 GB SD Card

-Hot Shoe Mount

To be honest, I am stalling to get to the high point of this unboxing, but I’ll go ahead and jump forward. So anyways, I got to the camera box and I cut off all the tight plastic wrap, and opened the box. I immediately got excited on sight of the camera. I pulled out the camera and set up the charger in order to charge the camera, but then I notice that the battery was missing from the box.

This was the moment my heart broke. An empty space in the very-well put together box where the battery should be. I called up the company, but they were already out for the day, so I emailed them, to both of their emails. This morning I checked my email, they said “I have contacted our warehouse to try to locate the missing piece”, like they’re playing hide and seek with my battery or something! They have BMPCC batteries in stock, why don’t they just send me one of those?

This afternoon I noticed that the camera works if it is plugged in, so I’ve shot a few random videos, nothing scripted or containing audio. I most likely won’t be able to use the camera for another week or so, but I can most definitely post pictures of it.

 

 

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My First Party Experience

I don’t know if you know me, but I don’t really like social situations. I am really bad at them and the only way to get better is to frequent them. So I was invited to my friends Devin’s birthday party, which I attended last night, and I have to say it was one of the coolest things I’ve ever been apart of.

I didn’t really know anyone there, I could count the people I knew on one hand (Alex, Carly, Savannah, Devin, and Griffin), so it was a little awkward at first. As the night progressed we started to do more activities, one of which was a scavenger hunt where you have to go around the neighbor hood and get items from neighbors. I was on Devin’s team and I believe we got 2nd or 3rd place, but it was still a lot of fun.

I know what you’re thinking “This doesn’t have anything to do with his youtube channel”, and I really don’t care, I thought it would be rather nice to chronicle my life here on this website.

Anyways back to the party, there was dancing, food, candy, bouncy structures, DJ, and a ping pong tournament. I am really bad at dancing, but I’ve learned to live with it, so I was dancing the entire time really over in the corner with the strobe light and disco-type lights. There was a “dance squad” that was in that corner the entire time, and I call them the dance squad, because they stay huddled together all night and really got into the dancing. Right before she left. Savannah came over and danced embarrassingly, which was awesome!

There was a lot more to the party than that, but that’s all I’m going to recap for ya’ll.

Thanks for reading!

-LiamMrK

-Update-

I was trying to take a picture of people dancing, came out blurry. In effect, Savannah walked over to me to tell me she saw me take the photo, like it was some secret or something. Shhhh… It was funny though.

Here’s the photo

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New Prop

A little delay in my prop, I purchased the wrong 3/4 EMT couplings. I’ll be taking a trip to Home Depot this weekend and hopefully I can find the right piece.

Don’t know if I’ll have any time to build this weekend, I have a busy schedule. Tomorrow I have to study for my three huge tests next week and my buddy’s (Devin) birthday party which I’ll be at all afternoon.

Sunday I’ll be doing something with one of my greatest friends, for his birthday which was this past Thursday. I don’t know what he has in mind, and then I have dinner with my father later in the evening.

To conclude my weekend, my camera will arrive on Monday! I’m so excited, I have some ideas and I think they’ll be easy to execute.

Here is a cat picture for you to enjoy

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-LiamMrK

New Camera!

I didn’t use a lot of specifics about my new camera in the last post, I only hinted at when it is supposed to be here. Well anyways, I suppose it is time to tell ya’ll (All 6 of you) that on July 31st I purchased myself a brand new Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera. In case you don’t know what that is, well it is a huge step up form my camcorder and it is a lot better than most DSLRs. I finally got all the financial problems fixed and the camera shipped about three days ago from New York and it should be here in California this upcoming Monday.

It’s really hard to sound excited through post, so just picture me having the biggest grin in the entire physical world as I am typing this entry. As mentioned in the last post, there has been almost a year of inactivity on my channel, but that is all about to change. I’m in talks with some other Youtubers and some of my friends about video ideas. I should be shooting in a week and hopefully whatever I shoot will get posted before September 29th.

I am now a sophomore, and I know you hear the same old things from anyone in the history of whatever, but I need to pay the most attention to my school work. I have some hard classes, but if I put enough work into them I’ll be alright. Which reminds me next week I have three big tests: Honors Pre-Calculus, AP Euro, and GATE Spanish 2. Enough about school work though, I spent plenty of time studying this afternoon.

I was toying around with the slow motion function in my VFX software and I found that it doesn’t really look so bad. I have a few little clips that would fit into scenes that I may want to use slow motion for. They’ll most likely be fight scenes, which means I’ll be calling up Firth or Jon in the next week or so.

One last item on the agenda and that is my new mystery prop I am building. I’ll give you a few details about it, but not much because I want this beauty to be unveiled in a video. It pertains to science fiction, but it isn’t any thing pre-existing, and it doesn’t look professional, but I’m still absolutely in love with it. I purchased the parts from my local hardware store the other day and I’ve started piecing it together day by day. Tomorrow I will take it all apart and spray paint all the pieces and then on Saturday I’ll put it back together and hopefully all I’ll need left is to buy a 5/64 drill bit.

Thanks for ready!

-LiamMrK

Back To School

Hey guys! Sorry I haven’t been updated the site at all, I keep making empty promises. I haven’t delivered any videos in almost a year and those website exclusives haven’t really come out. I’ve been in a little bit of a creative block, but that’s alright, I think I can get through this.

Anyways, if you didn’t already know, I am now a sophomore in high school, which isn’t really exciting, so far. Last year was rather fun, I met some new friends and I did some wonderful things performing wise.  I have a few stories that I may just have to tell over the years, because I made some real memories last year, some bad, but mostly good ones.

I debuted my comedy stand-up in a Theatre 1 class assignment, and I got a lot of laughs for my two stories I did then. I have written many more stories for my stand-up and I plan to perform it some day, maybe I’ll just record it for ya’ll to enjoy.

Anyways, let me come back to the reason I started writing this post. I have recently made a purchase of a… new camera that I am so excited to start using. This camera will be the most expensive piece of gear I’ll own. It is also the most professional piece of equipment I’ll own. The annoying thing is that I ordered the camera in July and it won’t arrive until late September. I’m really hoping it shows up before September 29th, that way I’ll have time to make a video before I reach one year of inactivity. I feel gosh darn bad about not posting, I have a rejects video coming out in a couple weeks (maybe I’ll even preview it on my instagram http://instagram.com/liammrk/ )

Another reason I haven’t made videos lately, is because I had to move. A lot of events transpired back in April/May and now I live in a two bedroom house, where I get to sleep on the couch, but that is neither here nor there. Anyways I’ve had a little bit of trouble adjusting and right now school is really the only stable thing in my life, but hopefully filmmaking will become a part of my schedule, soon.

Now, I am not promising anything, but I hope to have a new video out before September 29th (Worst case scenario, I’ll post the rejects video) and I also hope to add a new blog post almost every day on here, but if I can’t, I’m sorry.

I know my stats tell me that I get about 5,000 hits per month, but seriously at least 1/2 of that has to be spammers.

Anyways, thanks for reading! I hope you hear from me soon, and don’t be afraid to email me: liammrk(at)liammrk.com

-Liam Kelly

New Website Exclusives

I decided that I film a lot of stuff that I don’t post to the LiamMrK youtube channel, because I think it isn’t to par with what I want to post, I want to come off as professional, which honestly I probably never will. So from now on I will be posting a lot of videos on here that didn’t make the channel cut; these videos will be called “Website Exclusive”, and I will post at least one a week. I will also start filming some more actual LiamMrK videos in a couple weeks, I am still working on a few things. The first “Website Exclusive” video consists of an improve bit my friend and I did the morning of this post. We have a tradition of making videos, and we decided that we had to get something done before she left and I didn’t see her again for another 6 months. I know the audio is terrible and everything, but we looked fabulous and that is all that matters!

I’m Back

Hey guys, I know I’ve been gone for a while now, I am waiting a while for a comeback, because I want this comeback to be AB-SO-LUTE-LY great. I want to come back with a BANG, but it’s difficult to think of an amazing idea. I’ve been writing a lot of ideas over these past couple months, but none of them seem worthy enough to bring me back. I have acquired some new equipment since my last video. I am officially ready to do audio, with two new mics. I have also gained a lot of visual effects knowledge over my break.

This is actually one of my longest absences from the internet… ever. I’ve been making videos since 2008, and I have always uploaded on one channel or another. See, I’ve had around… 5 or so main channels over the past six years. In order: RUBIXDUDES, BoxOfBoom, CarpetDancers, ASSASSINATORDUDES, and finally, LiamMrK. LiamMrK is most definitely my most successful channel on youtube. I can’t imagine my life without Youtube or my camera.

RUBIXDUDES was a channel I created with my brother back in 2008 (I was 9), which contained a lot of videos that only pertained to Rubik’s Cube enthusiasts. My brother and I attempted to record funny videos on our parent’s 240p camera, which we could only access through the SD slot on our 1990’s printer. My brother and I worked our way up to a little red 480p camcorder after about a year or so, which began the creation of more skits and random funny videos. Then my brother started to attend high school, which is when he stopped wanting to make these silly videos, leaving me in the dust. On occasion I could convince my brother to film a video with me, the best thing those days. After I realized that my brother was out of the game I started to work with other people.

My second channel, BoxOfBoom, which I created with my best friend Tyler in the 3rd grade at the age of 10, was…honestly a step forward. On this channel I had (currently have) 6 videos, which range from stupid skits, a stupid jingle, and a lazer VFX video. This video… my first real work with VFX, it consisted of my friend and I bounce around a screen for 3 minutes pretending to shoot lazers at each other. This video took 4 months to finish up, because the program was not good at saving and I had to work frame by frame. This program was called LightSaberMaker or LSM, which every kid indie filmmaker has used at least once. With this channel, I hit new strides, but then history went and repeated itself and my friend no longer had motivation to create Youtube Videos.

My third channel, CarpetDancers, was about as stupid as its name. The 4 skit videos we posted were… terrible, but funny. I still laugh when I go back and watch them, because honestly they were well scripted. This channel consisted of me and one of my good friends, Allison, who I’ve known my entire life. But naturally, people grow apart and I didn’t hangout enough with Allison to film more videos.

Then there is the project I don’t like to talk about. This project was 8 months I spent writing a script for a webseries that I eventually realize was a direct copy of a few films. I had people on board as characters for this, I even filmed a pilot (still have it somewhere) which came out disastrous. The name of this project is SealSlap: InReality

My last main channel, LiamMrK, is the best channel I’ve ever had, it consists of me and on occasion some of my friends. I don’t depend on anyone, I can go and film an idea by myself, or ask for a few actors for the day, but I don’t have to have a specific person to film with. This freedom, along with my age, is the cause for the advances in my skill, equipment, and software, this allows me to work late at night on my videos. I honestly think more about my channel than people would conclude from watching my videos. In my head my channel has to be perfect, I know it isn’t perfect and probably never will be, but… I feel it has to be. I decided I’m not giving up on this channel, it is the farthest I’ve come and I can continue with amazing results. You can stick around if you want, but hopefully, it’ll be going places.

I will be back soon, don’t worry. I think I’m ready to come back guys. I just need that ONE idea that will be what brings me back. I still film every week, but I don’t post those videos, because they’re not worth putting on the channel. Hopefully you’ll see me in a few weeks guys! See ya later

-LiamMrK

P.S. If there are grammar or spelling mistakes in this article, I apologize, because I wrote this late at night.