Friday, 6 May 2011
Public Vlogging - Northumberland Street
So far my vlogs have been mostly away from people, for the reason being that pointing a camera at yourself is weird. I think it seems quite natural to the viewer of the video, but anyone seeing it being recorded would think "what on earth is he doing?" It's natural to avoid unnecessary judgement from random strangers, however it comes to mind that stand up comedy is essentially putting yourself forward to be judged by a crowd of random strangers. Using that logic it should be easier to walk through a crowd of people than perform stand-up comedy because they are not expecting you to do anything, it's just that initial fear of the unknown.
I've been thinking, this isn't the first time I've done something like this. I did a vlog on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh during the Fringe and I didn't think anything of it. The difference is on the Royal Mile you can be doing the most outrageous thing and people will see it as a normal occurance (depending on the thing of course, if you're chopping your arm off, well that's not normal, quite the opposite if I'm honest and probably unnessary. I would rethink doing that before you do it because to me it isn't worth it, unless it magic then well done, very impressive.)