A Video Editing Nightmare

I know there are people out there who wonder what happened to more than 50% of the videos I once had posted on my youtube account. Those videos, in my mind, were and will always be a part of Maladjusted Productions, a part of the canon of my maturation (however much of that has arguably happened) as an artist in a visual medium. For those who wonder, perhaps they will stumble across this blog post.

The simple fact of the matter is, I was stupid when I was just starting out, and I believed that it was okay to use copyrighted music in my videos. That’s the majority of the reason for so many being gone. A couple of my videos were stripped from Youtube BY youtube, and I took the others down that had any violations. The other reason is because I was more… free with my language in those days, and I no longer felt that it accurately represented me in any way.

That being said, there are loads of things in those videos, the master tapes of those videos, that I would love to have out there, and I would love to take a crack at editing those old things again. Re-posting them. I have hours upon hours of workable footage sitting on a shelf (quite literally), and as it is, I have nothing to edit with.

I have searched for free editing software with even the capabilities of the OLD Windows Movie Maker (the program I used to make the vast majority of my old videos), and freeware programs just don’t have the capabilities. Most of the time, they don’t even WORK once you’ve downloaded them. Oddly, the newest version of Windows Movie Maker for Windows 7 is less impressive than its ten year-old counterpart.

I am blessed enough to have friends with very nice editing software, but the drive to their respective residences is very gas-consuming. And they have lives and things to do on their own computers. I can’t go over to their places every time I need to edit something. Had I the capability, I would be editing every free second to get more content out to our subscribers and out to the community in general. And my computer simply isn’t able to handle even the $49-&100 dollar range of video editing software.

I’m getting discouraged. My head is telling me to quit, but my heart is telling me to keep trudging through the muck until I find dry land.

Trudging on,
David C. Roberson, Maladjusted Productions

So Much Blood & Dog Hair!!!

Maladjusted Video Diary # 1: So Much Blood & Dog Hair” is finally online!  Have you ever wanted to do something, but kept getting distracted?  Ever procrastinate your way into wondering just what could have been?  This is the video for you!  David C. Roberson and Jason Goss take you behind the scenes of an exhausting Maladjusted work day in this hilarious new video! It’s a video full of improbability and improv! Hope you enjoy it!

Check it out, and if you like it, please check out some of our other videos and subscribe!

-David C. Roberson, Maladjusted Productions

New Mac Parody: iYOU!

Ever wonder what it would be like to have a duplicate of yourself that would engage in all of the unsavory duties of life for you?  Well, a new Mac parody video answers that very question.  We’ll post the video after the jump. Continue reading

Miley! Justin Bieber! Lohan! Auburn Trees!

Hello, everyone!

I have now posted the first new episode of The Curmudgeon’s Perspective since 2007!  In the video, I discuss Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Lindsay Lohan, and the poisoning of the Auburn Oaks at Toomer’s Corner!  Let me know what you folks think!

New Video! “Blooper Reel – The New Roommate” Is ONLINE NOW!

Blooper Reel – The New Roommate” is online now! Please everyone go check it out and let us know what you think!  It will soon be on our other sites, but for now it is only on Youtube.

Starring David C. Roberson and Chris Glennon.

Happy 2011! What’s Happening!?

Well, I’ll tell you what’s happening.

Software problems continue to haunt me, but here’s what’s going on.  If you’re reading this on the official blog, then that means at least someone is paying attention to what is quickly becoming THE hub of information for Maladjusted Productions.  I’m still tinkering with a few things, but this is already one of the easiest ways of getting updates on the latest videos.

Are New Videos Coming?

Yes. And not only NEW ones, but old ones as well.  I took a quick break in December to get some holiday/birthday-related stuff accomplished, but I’ll be wading back in to edit and post older videos that have 1) never seen the light of day or 2) been taken down for varied reasons.  Some of these are quick edits, some are extensive and time-consuming.  So here’s the general plan:

  • Re-editing The Curmudgeon’s Perspective.
  • Re-editing The Drifter
  • Editing Simply Terrible Dance Moves II: Dance By Dawn!
  • Editing together blooper reels for our current sketches
  • Begin shooting The Curmudgeon’s Perspective – Season Two
  • Begin production on “Trek Talk”, a new series on a separate channel
  • Begin production on a whole stack of scripts I have floating around

These are momentous and insanely time-consuming projects. I hope to get well into them very soon.  I am still shopping around for a good, affordable editing program for my PC, and I am planning on purchasing a decent external mic and lighting kit.  I have much to do, but I’m slowly getting through it.  Thanks for bearing with me, and happy new year!

-David C. Roberson, Maladjusted Productions

3 New Videos + Fan goals

Well, it’s that time of year once again: Summer is almost gone, and autumn already has its army of dead leaves awaiting their annual invasion. School is back in session… Well, it’s a depressing time. But we here at Maladjusted Productions understand that the demise of summer and return of school means that most will be looking for something to do indoors–possibly at the expense of a letter grade or two. That’s why we’re kicking it up a notch by bringing you THREE (3) BRAND SPANKING NEW VIDEOS: 

Crotch Watchers
-A comedy short that answers the question, “Why do men stuff their pants?”

Man Eater
-Our first foray into green-screen technology-turned-humorous-half-minute!

Heroic Me – “Ghost and the Angel”
-A music video directed by Matt Carroll for a local band in Birmingham.

We’ve put in the work–now let us know what you think of our videos by commenting–and if youse dig, please be sure to suggest us to your friends!

Thanks for watching, and remember: THE BEST IS YET TO COME!

-David C. Roberson, Maladjusted Productions