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Other than the grocery stores being closer to empty than full, my life hasn't changed very much. Don't worry, that doesn't mean I'm not taking this seriously. I am. If anything, it just speaks to how much social isolation I do on a daily basis regardless of pandemic. Like I said, I'm a homebody.
For those unaware, I've been doing a James Bond video series on my Youtube channel where I watch the films, for the first time, and then dive into what I thought of them. It has been ridiculously fun. Originally, I was going to release them in quick succession, leading to the release of "No Time To Die" in April. But the virus had other plans.
The film has been pushed to November and I couldn't be more thankful. I quickly realized I had bitten off more than I could chew. To be fair, I had originally planned to just record my thoughts on the films after watching them, no footage, and minimal editing. If you've seen any of the series, that is certainly not the case any more. They take a lot of time. The first two weeks, I was spending 80 hours, between watching the films, filming, and then editing. It was far more of a project than I originally thought.
Hence why the delay was a blessing.
My last video in the series was "Diamonds are Forever", which also happens to be the final official Connery entry. I'll be taking a little break (only in publishing, I actually just filmed three this week) and releasing the Roger Moore years sometime next month. Then I'll release the Dalton/Brosnan era sometime this summer. All will then be followed up by the Craig era leading up to "No Time To Die" on November 25th.
It stretches things out a decent amount but I figure this will allow more people to potentially discover the series.
I've had a fun time with these films but there are definitely lulls, which can make the motivation wane when it comes to devoting somewhere between 10-20 depending on the video. Especially when I'm doing it more to catalog my own tastes rather than trying to produce content that a bunch of people watch. Don't get me wrong, I'd love a more significant audience, but my videos usually only reach double digits so I'm not delusional with thoughts of grandeur.
If you're curious about the series, here's the playlist. I've really loved doing these and the playlist will be updated, leading up to the release of the new Bond film in November.