I just posted a new YouTube video about making breakfast

Earlier this morning, I posted a new video on my YouTube channel. Since this is my first time creating an edited video, I chose a rather mundane topic: making breakfast. Since a lot of folks have asked me about dietary changes I’ve made over the past eighteen months, showing off my typical breakfast may provide at least a partial answer.

I started with about 20 minutes of footage that I recorded on my phone last week, and last night I edited it down to about six minutes. Since the ventilation fan drowned out my voice, I muted the recorded audio and mixed in some ambient background music instead. For the editing, I used OpenShot Video Editor on Ubuntu Linux. It took me about four hours to edit the video, even with its relatively simple transitions, but a lot of that time was spent getting over a steep learning curve and making a lot of mistakes that required undoing.

I have a ton of new respect for the people who make videos like this every day.

I’m planning to make more videos in the near future, perhaps even doing some video blogging. If you have a Google account — and you probably do — please subscribe to my YouTube channel. YouTube unlocks certain features once a channel has 100 subscribers, and right now mine has, well, six.

7 thoughts on “I just posted a new YouTube video about making breakfast”

  1. Wow, the omlet looks delicious! I just made scrambled eggs… We have the same tile in the kitchen, nice choice. Sorry, no Google account, I dumped anything Google about a year ago.

    1. Thanks! The tile was there when I moved in over twelve years ago. I’m not a big fan of home improvement projects. No Google, no problem!

  2. I am giving it a like, but haven’t watched it yet. I can confidently give a like without viewing (I plan on doing it later) because breakfast (though I rarely eat it) is one of my most favorite meals of the day.

    1. Ha! Thanks for that. If I don’t start the day off with a decent breakfast, I usually end up succumbing to the temptation of junk food at the office.

      1. OK, now that I have watched your video I have two observations.

        First, bold move on cooking bacon in shorts and bare feet. For safety reasons, I can see why you used the screen. I suppose for us amateurs if no screen is available, we can can the bacon grease burns away.

        Second, I like the way no bacon was wasted here. The vigorous stirring caused some to briefly escape, but you weren’t having any of that! Nicely done.

        Finally, I’ll be over next Thursday (when I am not commuting to the office) for breakfast. 😉 Never mind that you are in AZ and I am in WA. It would be worth it.

      2. Holding the screen like the shield of a warrior going into battle does prevent the sting of spattering bacon grease. And I wasn’t about to let a scrap of bacon go anywhere but in my belly.

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