Friday, 21 January 2011

Youtube Partnership & 8-Bit Ted Williams

Just over a year ago I started posting videos on Youtube. I'd had my account for a number of years but never really bothered with it. I would watch a lot of videos but never log in or comment and all of that kind of thing.
Then something changed, I decided I would start making more animations. I mean I was able to do them so why not I thought. I was already making loads of animated gifs so why not put them together and upload them with sound to Youtube. So I did. In December 2009 I posted my first real little short animation I'd done in years. It was called Video message to Mr. Mouse. This is it...

It was made out of animated gifs, with a cat character I'd been working on. Well let's face it, it's Bumble in some cartoon form. He doesn't mind.

Well, over time I started making more an more and one day decided to jazz up my youtube page. I wanted a big logo at the top like some others I'd seen and all the other stuff that made it look nice. I tried and tried but it wasn't working. It took me a while to find out that you had to be a Youtube partner to get all the good options that make your page look nice.
Well this was a setback. Turns out it takes a lot of work to become a Youtube partner.


So I'll cut this really short, I worked all year trying to make videos that people would enjoy and that I would enjoy making. I figured it had to be a good balance, I love to animate and it would be even better to have people watch what I did. And now, just over a year later, a day after I posted my latest video and one month after applying for partnership I got it.


Yesterday was a happy day for me, so for all of you that watch these videos or read this blog, thank you.
I am a happy man :)

here's the latest video by the way, and I have more in the works.

Now all I have to do is sort out my page that I worked so hard to get!

: D


  1. can't wait to see mr. cat movie
    PS: consider to put subtitles for other 'audiences' as well (deafs) and to encourage translations!

  2. hey, that's a great idea, when I get more parts to the cat vid I will combine them and add subtitles :D
    Most things I do at the moment have no dialogue so are easy for everyone to see what's going on. I do try :)