Monday, November 17, 2008

(( November is here ))

Goodness me, it has been 19 days since I last posted anything here. Please forgive my tardiness. I have been taking a little break from making lessons and videos for a couple of weeks, but you will be pleased to know that I'm back in action again. Last week I posted a short video showing me taking a walk around a typical English countryside setting. I really love the Autumn surroundings and I was desperate to capture this on video. It took me over 3 hours to capture the shots I wanted and I edited over 60 clips to get the final cut.

Lesson 41 is now on my Youtube Channel and this time I'm talking about influence. The effect we all have on each other can be very strong and has the ability to affect our lives forever. This was not an easy lesson to make because influence is an invisible force, so it is hard to demonstrate visually. I was not 100% happy with the bits I filmed and almost deleted the whole thing. Fortunately I waited for a couple of days until I could think of how to make the lesson more interesting. To my surprise, just a day after posting the lesson onto my Channel, I saw that the video had amassed over one thousand views, which is the highest ever over a 24 hour period. It certainly surprised me.

This coming weekend some friends of mine are coming to visit me from the north west of England. They have already said they they want to appear in my next lesson. This has set a small challenge for me because I do not normally make my lessons with anyone else. Only a couple of times before have I had a guest in my lesson and that was Mr Steve! So it will be interesting to see how I can feature them in a lesson.

I had a shock the other day. My friend Shaun who lives in Stafford had invited me to join the social network, Facebook. I took up his offer and made a profile of myself on there. While browsing around the site I decided to put the name Misterduncan into the search, just to see what would happen. Imagine my surprise when I saw a profile page dedicated to ME! Someone had created a page for people to talk about my lessons on. I was really shocked by this. There are actually only 6 member on there, but I was still surprised by this. I decided to join the group too, so it will be interesting to see how long it takes for someone to notice that I have joined them.

Well I'm now preparing lesson 42, which will be on my Channel early next week. There will be a special film at the start, showing me walking around another scenic place in the UK.

So for now...Take care and ta-ta !!



truant said...

haha , i have known!

Vân said...

HI, Misterduncan.

Your lesson on youtube are very useful to me. I love it, you like a actor.

Sorry, because my english can not descript all of my feeling

My name's Nguyen Hong Van. I'm Vietnamese. Nice to meet you!

My email: I want to keep in touch with you!

Thank you so much!

I'm looking forward you next lessons!

Firebender8313 said...

Hello Mister Duncan! I'm studying graphic design and I'm also improving my English thanks to your Videos!

I've made a design of "Hat for Rent Productions" for you to use it on your future videos, I hope you like it. Thank you so much for teaching us!!

just copy the following link and paste it in the address bar of your internet explorer:

Lukman said...

Hi ..
I am Lukman from Jakarta.
I just learn English now. Thanks for your video publised on youtube. Its can improve my English.

Terimakasih (Thanks very much)

Bless of you