One thing I get asked about, more than I ever expected, was about how I do some things for CodeReviewVideos.com.
I never expected people to be interested in my set up.
But I get a fair amount of questions, all the same.
One such question has been around my editing process.
I keep things super simple. You may have noticed my lack of Hollywood effects on transitions, and what have you.
I take a lot of pleasure in recording the videos for the site.
It is truly the best bit.
I started this site because I thought how much further I’d have been, professionally, and personally, if I had just known some of this stuff a few years earlier.
That if I followed this stuff, I could be building systems that emphasised a more decoupled nature, and in doing so, I’d build systems that were extremely pleasant to work with. The code would be an enjoyable place to be.
Which ultimately would give you more freedom to spend time working on the more exciting bits.
Learning React if you’re a back end dev may seem like a pointless pain in the arse. But it could be that your life is overwhelmed with firefighting on the back end, that you don’t ever get the time you’d like to play with the front end.
It may be that once you’ve played around with some simple, yet powerful front end concepts that you’d actually start to love it. There is a lot of fun to be had there.
Behind The Scenes
That’s the stuff I like recording.
But a huge constraint for me recording more videos like that has been in that an equal amount of time or more goes into editing.
This week I decided to take on a dedicated editor.
It’s a big deal for me. I’ve accepted that I can’t do it all.
And because I get asked about my behind-the-scenes process so much, I decided to share some of it. More on that below.
This week I recorded two full days of Livestream stuff.
Livestream right now has literally been me recording as normal, but watching myself on a private discord to see just how many secrets I’d accidentally expose. No plot twist here: it would have been a few.
The exercise was very worthwhile. I found out about a little box I could use to control various aspects of the stream like an arcade keypad. Seemed totally overkill.
More realistic is to go with some sort of two screen setup, and record the secondary screen, only dragging into shot what I know is safe to share.
Or an alternative is to go full open infrastructure, and treat it as a total demo environment. I’m not sure, yet. These are some of the enjoyable questions I find myself pondering on the livestream.