Friday, May 16, 2008

the vide{o} experience // postponed


You got to love this press release I typed up (lol):

ShawnQt's Youtube show, the vide{o} experience, has been postponed. The experimental reality series follows ShawnQt on his quest to achieve his dream to perform through the making of Janet Jackson's "FeedBack" video.  Through the initial episodes and commercials, viewers finally got a glimpse of Shawn's vibrant personality.

Why was the show postponed? "It felt like I was the film crew, the editing department, the set director, in charge of casting & advertising, on top of being the star of the show! I was trying to meet deadlines and handle criticism, I really wanted to be on point... and I think I burned myself out."

Throughout the process, ShawnQt felt that this has been a huge learning experience & life lesson for himself. "I did the script, learned new dance moves, picked the concept and location, I was ready! Then the problems came. For example, one of my cameras video taped all this footage... then when I played it back the sound was so bad, then another time it was the lighting, it was just one thing after another, and I got a discouraged. I learned that great work comes motivation, determination, and confidence. I am willing to have all three by the end of it all!"

The last episode showed ShawnQt and his best-friend, Omar Ramon laughing it up in one of the best moments of the series. "One of the critiques that I had about the show was that I didn't include any of my friends in it. I actually have some footage, but didn't include it because I didn't think it was up to par with what I wanted. It was hard for me to postpone it, but I really want to do it right. This is why I called it experimental, because things like this happen."

So what is the next step in the vide{o} experience?

"I plan to release some behind the scenes footage that hasn't been shown. I am going to do smaller dance videos like I did before, and then this summer do one final episode, with the actual "FeedBack" performance! I have people subscribing to my channel, literally everyday, so I don't want to disappoint them... it has been awhile but I am building my motivation back! I love to entertain, and  achieving your dreams is hard, but you have live it!"

Look out for another update in the coming weeks, and also check out the last episode if you haven't already. Remember to Subscribe to My Channel!




Shout Outs to: Everybody on Youtube, Adam & Derrick from ADTV, 5 Black Guys (Elteddy27, WalkingWater, Alonzo Lerone, Nvncyble, IsoLoveLondon) I would have loved to joined you guys, but I had to be mentally ready, you know! Omar Ramon showcasing his wonderful singing ability on his channel! Fellow Dreamer & performer, hasbey1, Sexy & Creative: ww4p, Great Friend: amourpropre, and also: tytygertv, mocityalien, Fabled Verse, kevjumba, blkdancer, brtnydac1, & of course Queen Paw Paw herself, B Scott! You guys are my inspiration!

8 comments:

Bullet Proof Soul said...

LOL. I likes.

I left a message on your myspace wondering what happened. Glad to see you didn't scrap it all together.

ShawnQt said...

Yeah I saw that... you know what, it was hard for me to make this decision to postpone it. I didn't want to be seen as a failure. This was all new to me, so I'm just trying to learn from it and take my time...

Ty said...

I know that you want to come correct on your piece and you are listening to other people's advice, which is good. Just remember that are really doing it for yourself. Sometimes we get so worked up over what others will think that we forget to have fun and the reason why we started the project.

Mr. Jones said...

Cute, hon. I like it!

fuzzy said...

i see the lil press conference! lol Thank you for your statement to the fans!

ponoono said...

sounds like ya production crew went on strike...

Promiscuous X said...

@ Ponoono LMMFAO....yeah shawn I'm picturing u in ya dress attire doing a oprah interview lmao...i liked the press release....btw I'm behind you 100%

ww4p (ww4p.com/blog) said...

thanks for the shout out. you make for a pretty cool muse.

and again, that new profile pic is everything.