Live from Emo Dojo
Live from Emo Dojo

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Why No Livestream? Avoiding Mission Creep and Preventing Cinestance

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

I'm talking about Mission Creep, the Observer Effect. and Cinestance. Sounds pretty weird. It's not that weird. It's not that important anyway. Just another in my daily podcasting workout. Please consider actually leaving a review, email, or voicemail for me over the holiday. I am alone and lonely. 

Daily emotions for November twenty four.Today I was thinking about a lot of times people say, Hey, whydon't you do why don't you live stream, like as in video? Sometimes peoplesay why don't you go live etc. And a lot of it has todo with the fact that I wanted to do a podcast. So I'mdoing a podcast, podcast, audio. And a lot of people fall victimto this thing called mission creep where, instead of focusing on the thing theyintended to start, say a podcast, they start adding things. Oh andwe can also do this, we can have a we can put video,we can do a video and Oh, we can have a merch line andthen we can maybe take it on to or and go play in bars andclubs. So this is what is called mission creep, and project management,where your one thing is to do the...

...thing you started to do. Killer, perfect, great, exceptional. With mission creep, people stop focusing onthe thing they intended to do and start adding tasks. So this causes twothings to happen. It delays the project, which is no Bueno, and projectmanagement, you don't want to delay a project because the client wanted andpaid for that one thing. So when your mission starts to creep, you'restarting to add cost you're starting to like just confuse the the whole project ingeneral. And the second thing that typically happens is quality suffers. So ifsomebody is not willing to put in the time to do the first thing theyhad planned to do well and then instead starts adding additional tasks or features ofthe project, they're not going to do those well either. So what happensis people want to start a podcast and, instead of focusing on quality audio andworking on their voice, whatever it means to them, some people wanta lot of listeners, some people want...

...sponsors and things like that. Sountil that's completely great, it's been my experience that you should keep focusing onthat instead of letting your mission creep, because what happens then is you havea halfass show. So if your audio wasn't that good on your podcast andthen you add video, well, chances are your video isn't going to bethat good either. And if your vocal quality or your delivery sucked on asimple podcast, well, adding video is not going to make it any better. You're going to end up with a halfassed the video show great, justwhat the world means more of. So that's reason number one. I don'tdo video streams or go live or things like that. Typically is because it'smission creep. I have a focus and I think it's important, especially forme, to stay focused on the task at hand, the thing I planto do. I got to persistent, keep moving through it until I getit done to my personal liking. But that was more of an afterthought.The real reason I don't do video is...

...because I come from a TV backgroundand filmmaking and there's a a tea. There's a thing in both TV andscience. In science there's a thing called the observer effect, where the thingthat you are studying changes simply by the fact that you're observing it. Soyou think instantly sentient beings like humans observing other humans. That's one way,but this it can gets down to even data. If data observes something else, the thing it's observing will react based on even data looking at it.Point being, The observer effect is not just humans or animated objects. TheObserver effect could be a number of different things that are not animate objects.So, similar to the observer effect in science, there's a thing in thelet's call the the art world, creative arts world called sinnis dance. Andso what Sinnis dance is is when the...

...person performing, or just existing,I guess, is a way to put it, change is the way theyare because they know a camera is watching them. So my vocal delivery toyou through this microphone, because it's audio only, is completely different than ifI knew you were watching me on a video right now. And that's whereI think we lose a lot of authenticity, is because you start seeing people actfor the camera. They don't even know they're acting for the camera,but we inherently change the way we talk, the way we blink our eyes,hold our mouth, move our hands. We change all of that the momentwe know a camera is on us and unless you're a trained television orfilm actor, you don't know what to do. So it comes across lookingawkward. It's not genuine or authentic looking at all. It just looks dumb. It looks unprofessional, basically. So that's the second thing is I don'twant mission creep and the second thing here...

...being the observer effect or Sinnis dance, where I don't want to act differently or sound differently or present the differentshow, just because I know a camera is watching me. So check outthose three terms mission creep, observer effect and SINNIS dance. That's spelled CIANESTA and see. I think it combines cinema and circumstance. SINNIS dance.Anyway, that's all I got. I just got to push through and makea new podcast every day. So this is today's. I'm actually feeling quiteshitty and don't even want to be here. Not here, like I just don'twant to exist. But you know, whatever it is, what it is, they say. Hope you have any great day. I'll talk toyou tomorrow, Wednesday. When you feel lost, don't be low to differson this will get better. Yes,...

...when you feel so lost that youdon't be low to differ, will get and now back to the wall.

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