6 Years of YouTube as a Hobby

  1. I’ve been doing some livestreamed interviews and
  2. The pandemic has shut down nearly all music-related press. (Normally, I get about 100 new subscribers and about 10,000–12,000 views per month.)
  3. People are probably bored and watching more YouTube.
  • Canon HV30 camcorder
  • Blackmagic Intensity Pro PCIe video capture card
  • 2008 Apple Mac Pro hot-rodded with various hardware modifications
  • Home Depot clip lights with CFL bulbs and paper towel diffusers
  • Polaroid 72" tripods from ebay
  • A cheap 720p LCD on Craigslist
  • Apple iMovie
  • T-shirt sales
  • Donations
  • Non-corporate sponsors
  • Concert ticket sales
  • I don’t know how to place ads on YouTube
  • I don’t think I ever got paid my $134 because Google AdSense is so complicated
  • Make Weird Music is “just” a hobby; I spend fewer than 10 hours a week on it
  • Two Panasonic Lumix GH4 and Lumix FZ-2500
  • A handful of Rokinon lenses, primarily 12mm/f2.0
  • A&J 48" motorized camera slider
  • Manfrotto 351MVB tripod legs with a Manfrotto 519 head
  • Two Ikan Lyra LW10 1x1 LED panels
  • Two Sennheiser MKE600 shotgun microphones
  • Zoom H5 recorder
  • Blackmagic Design 5" Video Assist
  • Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro 4K capture card
  • Blackmagic ATEM Mini (for streaming)
  • Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (for streaming)
  • Blackmagic Design Davinci Resolve
  • 2017 Apple iMac i7/580 8GB/24GB
  • Video production
  • Audio recording and production
  • Lighting
  • Editing
  • Script writing
  • Public speaking and presenting with interest
  • A brand I can stand behind
  • A brand that connects me with tens of thousands of people I don’t know (90% of my viewers are not subscribers)
  • Reaching out to artists I’ve never met/talked to
  • Generating credibility
  • Becoming more efficient (I used to spend far more time on videos than I do now)

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Anthony Garone

Anthony Garone

Author of “Clueless at The Work” and founder of Make Weird Music. I write about management, music, and technology. Mesa, AZ, USA.