2 Year Anniversary, Track Ten, & Origin of NorCalCorsello





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Published on Nov 19, 2008

On November 19th, 2006, NorCalCorsello signed up for a YouTube account. (Thats me if you dont know!) Three days later, his first video was posted. So, am I planning anything for my Two Year Anniversary here on YouTube? Perhaps. I made a short movie in 2002 on Amtrak riding from Sacramento to Chicago. The other participants in the video were all people I met less than 24 hours before. The general concept was decided upon that first night, and the next day we spent shooting all the scenes... none of which were in order, because one of the main characters was departing the train late in the morning during our shooting day. This project, known as Track Ten was not planned before boarding the train, so we had no opportunity to collect additional props or fancy costumes. The result, I am quite proud of. When I got to Chicago and began to make a rough edit, I knew something good had come together. When I returned home about 10 days later, I added titles, fine tuned the editing, and added music. The music was all from small mostly unknown groups mostly from the Sacramento area, though one group whose music really help make the piece was from, I believe the San Jose area. I may have to look those bands up before I post Track Ten. Anyway, the point is I tried to stay away from mainstream music and the longest excerpt is maybe 30 seconds, so I think I could make an argument for fair use, although I have a feeling that none of the musicians would really object if they could be tracked down. (Pardon the pun.) Anyway, Im going for it. Im going to post it... hopefully Saturday, but maybe not until later.

Two questions? Why havent I posted this alleged masterpiece sooner and why not for certain on Saturday? First and foremost, Track Ten has a running time of about 11 minutes. I wasnt one of the ones who got grandfathers into the 10+ minute posts. (Although, I am wondering if that limit has been lifted now?) Second, is the concern that I raised upon about the music permissions. Anyway, I actually think that it runs a bit too long and could be cut down to under 10 minutes anyway, which would actually improve the overall piece. The hinderance to that, I need to access the original files, which are on an old iMac, that I am crossing my fingers even works anymore. I plan to dust it off, and go to work... I just am not certain I will have time to do that by Saturday. If the iMac does not work, then I will have to locate the digital8 tape that the final draft was exported on to, and re-import it, although that will give me limited ability to edit without access to the original music files. Anyway, Why am I boring you with the details and logistics of it?

Let me re-state. Track Ten is great, and youll like it whenever you see it, because you WILL watch cause I say so. If youre all behaved you might see it Saturday, otherwise, keep bugging me about it, because I really want to get it posted before 2009. Just because now I have hyped it so damn much.

So what else do I talk about in this video. At this point, Im going to say what I always say and just say watch the damn video. I talk briefly about what NorCal means if you dont already know, complain about the new default for video responses being by approval rather than it used to be automatic... and then I mention that I feel like my 1 year YouTube anniversary is really coming up in about 5 or 6 weeks, as I started posting regularly around December 30. My first 15 months on YouTube, I posted only about 16 videos, and am now over 150. In fact, I just noticed that I am in striking distance of hitting 200 by the new year, so now I have a goal. I also think my subscriber goal by 2009 should be 250. Damn this YouTubin is a lot of work.

Thanks for reading. Read all you want, Ill write more... and be sure to watch for Track Ten coming soon to NorCalCorsello!
-Chris Corsello
November 2008


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