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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, why don't you do why don't you live stream, like as in video? Sometimes people say why don't you go live etc. And a lot of it has to do with the fact that I wanted to do a podcast. So I'm doing a podcast, podcast, audio. And a lot of people fall victim to this thing called mission creep where, instead of focusing on the thing they intended to start, say a podcast, they start adding things. Oh and we 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 and then we can maybe take it on to or and go play in bars and clubs. 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 on the thing they intended to do and start adding tasks. So this causes two things to happen. It delays the project, which is no Bueno, and project management, you don't want to delay a project because the client wanted and paid for that one thing. So when your mission starts to creep, you're starting to add cost you're starting to like just confuse the the whole project in general. And the second thing that typically happens is quality suffers. So if somebody is not willing to put in the time to do the first thing they had planned to do well and then instead starts adding additional tasks or features of the project, they're not going to do those well either. So what happens is people want to start a podcast and, instead of focusing on quality audio and working on their voice, whatever it means to them, some people want a lot of listeners, some people want...

...sponsors and things like that. So until that's completely great, it's been my experience that you should keep focusing on that instead of letting your mission creep, because what happens then is you have a halfass show. So if your audio wasn't that good on your podcast and then you add video, well, chances are your video isn't going to be that good either. And if your vocal quality or your delivery sucked on a simple 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, just what the world means more of. So that's reason number one. I don't do video streams or go live or things like that. Typically is because it's mission creep. I have a focus and I think it's important, especially for me, to stay focused on the task at hand, the thing I plan to do. I got to persistent, keep moving through it until I get it 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 background and filmmaking and there's a a tea. There's a thing in both TV and science. In science there's a thing called the observer effect, where the thing that you are studying changes simply by the fact that you're observing it. So you 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. The Observer 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 the let's call the the art world, creative arts world called sinnis dance. And so what Sinnis dance is is when the...

...person performing, or just existing, I guess, is a way to put it, change is the way they are because they know a camera is watching them. So my vocal delivery to you through this microphone, because it's audio only, is completely different than if I knew you were watching me on a video right now. And that's where I think we lose a lot of authenticity, is because you start seeing people act for 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 moment we know a camera is on us and unless you're a trained television or film actor, you don't know what to do. So it comes across looking awkward. 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't want 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 different show, just because I know a camera is watching me. So check out those three terms mission creep, observer effect and SINNIS dance. That's spelled CIANE STA and see. I think it combines cinema and circumstance. SINNIS dance. Anyway, that's all I got. I just got to push through and make a new podcast every day. So this is today's. I'm actually feeling quite shitty and don't even want to be here. Not here, like I just don't want to exist. But you know, whatever it is, what it is, they say. Hope you have any great day. I'll talk to you tomorrow, Wednesday. When you feel lost, don't be low to differs on this will get better. Yes,...

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

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