VEDA (Vlog Every Day in April) is a thing in some parts of the YouTube community, and it’s basically a month when a bunch of (usually smaller/less well-known) vloggers all try to post a new video every day. It’s less organized than something like NaNoWriMo, and more just an excuse to be disciplined and make consistent content.
I’m going to use it to motivate myself to make some low-commitment dailyvlogs, avoiding scripts and mostly just giving snapshots into MIT life. For the first couple days (or at least I noticed it today) I’m probably going to be more hesistant about filming randomly with my phone, but I hope that I’ll get more comfortable over the course of the month and gradually show more bits of my life.
Feel free to request random things you’d like me to record, whether it’s certain parts of campus or food or whatever! Otherwise I’ll just do my best to document things and ramble at a camera sometimes.
I don’t want to spam MIT Admissions with too many daily updates, so I’ll put all the videos in a playlist below. Here’s a masterlist of all the vlogs, with little descriptions (in case you want to pick and choose which videos to watch):
Calendar Flip || VEDA #1 – introductions, juice boxes, the dome at night
This is Not a Picture || VEDA #2 – #askMIT, career fairs, Big Fish (the musical)
Apathy || VEDA #3 – gummy penguins, The Last Five Years, stamp attacks
Refrigerator Running || VEDA #4 – Mario Kart, bloggers irl, catchphrase
Mozzarella Sticks || VEDA #5 – animation, TAing, stolen food
Glasses || VEDA #6 – figure drawing, ranidaphobia, internship searches
It’s Michelle’s Song || VEDA #7 – moar #askMIT, psetting, random YouTube statistics
The New Entity || VEDA #8 – about me, The Friendly Toast, meta vlogging
Token Male Friend || VEDA #9 – music pt.1, interrupting Skype calls, email struggles
New York City || VEDA #10 – bus rides, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night, alumni friendship
Treat Yo Self || VEDA #11 – toy stores, Central Park wandering, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
A Very Sports-y Sunday || VEDA #12 – people-watching, miles & piles of work, not actually playing sports
Nature Agrees with Us || VEDA #13 – costume design, sunshine, internet cats
Chocolate Therapy || VEDA #14 – free cone day, Costco trips, more stamp attacks
Laundry Day || VEDA #15 – scraped fingers, laundry montages, burger cupcakes
All the Little Prefrosh || VEDA #16 – CPW begins, the box office, Simmons lights
My Real Face || VEDA #17 – the music library, the box office (again), Meet the Bloggers
You Can’t Just Ask for Prefrosh || VEDA #18 – so many prefrosh, game nights, tbh just a lot of laughter
Free Ice Cream to This (Death by Exercise) || VEDA #19 – focus groups, dancing, AXO Run the Night
Marathon Monday || VEDA #20 – the Boston Marathon, audio editing, cups
Catching Up || VEDA #21 – voiceover recording, s0 much w0rk, friendship things
Friends and Community || VEDA # 22 – Steam Cafe, watching TV, Shrek vlogs
Season 3 Premiere || VEDA #23 – dessert study breaks, gesture-filled q&a, interrupting trains
A Very YouTube-Filled Weekend || VEDA #24 – Vsauce and Veritasium, improv, existential crises
Adrenaline Rush || VEDA #25 – MIT Ballroom Open, Tour Because Awesome (HANK GREEN), loungin’
Optimism || VEDA #26 – MIT Ballroom Open II, Jeremy Jordan, reflecting on jadedness
Staring at Spreadsheets || VEDA #27 – stress, agriculture/drought data, late night maps
I Have the Foam || VEDA #28 – impromptu tug-of-war, TV Tuesday, bridge mysteries
Internet Famous || VEDA #29 – sneak preview, MacGregor tour ft. Andrea and Jamal, one day more
That’s Very Meta || VEDA #30 – Collier Memorial, vlogception, calendars upon calendars
I reuploaded the first video because someone pointed out very kindly that there was the lovely bright blue “Click Analyze to begin” prompt from Adobe Premiere over the last clip. Clearly I was too tired to rewatch the video after posting it, which was a poor choice. Other than that, I’ve kept to the daily video filming/editing/posting without too much trouble!
Bloggers have been posting and this entry was pushed off the first page! So I’m bumping it back up to the top because I’m still making videos and uploading them every day. It feels kind of weird to bump my own post… but I also don’t want my videos to get completely lost in the Internet void. Hopefully nobody minds too much.
It was also pointed out to me in the comments that, upon skimming this blog post, it doesn’t look like I’ve been keeping up with dailyvlogs. Especially if you didn’t notice that the embedded YouTube player was a playlist rather than a single video. To hopefully avoid this confusion, I’m going to stick a master list of all my vlogs at the top of the page with some handy links and brief descriptions.