A short reel showcasing a variety of my work, both as a videographer and an editor. All clips were shot and manipulated by me, John P. Aljets.
This is an example of my "White Wall" series of videos covering basic storytelling techniques. Specifically, this episode covers a system that I use quite often to better define characters. Every part of the production was handled by myself, including the writing, filming, graphics and editing.
A one-minute news piece that I did while I was an editor for NewsBeat Social in Portland, Oregon. I co-ordinated with our remote anchor in the field, David Folk Thomas to receive all of the footage via internet-transfer. I then took what he shot, supplemented it with additional b-roll that was pertinent to the story, and edited it as per the NBS style guidelines.
Another one-minute piece for NewsBeat Social, this time I worked with Caitlin Mangum, our anchor from Washington D.C. I had to dance around copyright with this one, making sure that all b-roll that I pulled fell within fair-use guidelines, while still helping to tell the story in the best way possible. I was successful in this, and the edit turned out to be one of my personal favorites.
While trying to branch out from being a RPG Maker-focused YouTube channel, I've experimented with different types of videos, including news-type videos, a little bit closer to the sort of stuff that I have done with Screen Rant/CBR. This video was produced over a very short time in order to capitalize on the hype surrounding the news as much as possible. This paid off, as the video managed to garner more views than my traditional videos.
A more in-depth reel showcasing more recent projects and some simple editing techniques in more detail. A better overall showcase of my skills.
This is one of my more popular series on YouTube, which came about when I was working on figuring out new sorts of content in order to grow my audience and foster positive community engagement. The maps shown were all provided for me by my Twitter followers, and I took time to try to provide solid, constructive criticism for them to grow as creators. Definitely learned a lot myself, and look forward to producing more episodes soon.
For more examples of my work, be sure to click the button below to go to my Hosting page, which is made up of videos that I also shot and edited.
One of the series that I am most proud of is the "Theory Battle" series on the Screen Rant YouTube channel. These videos have been perhaps the most editing-intensive projects I have ever been involved with. They forced me to learn a lot of new skills that I hadn't yet developed. While the animations here may not be the best, they do were a lot of fun to figure out, and I am incredibly proud of the result.