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Youtube For Train Hopping

Discussion in 'Technology' started by TrainingHoppers, Nov 13, 2017 at 8:08 AM.

  1. TrainingHoppers

    TrainingHoppers Hungry for Knowledge

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    Just a quick question from someone preparing/ researching to travel full-time.

    Via Freight Hopping, is it worth it getting a cheap GoPro and putting in the work at the local library for wherever you end up to post on Youtube or does the work outweigh the benefit of a little extra cash?

    I'd be using Youtube as a way to share my experiences & shit, or would I be better off making a blog or posting on a dedicated Facebook page?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Drengor One of the Regulars

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    If you do a little reading on the forums you'll see Brave Dave just got barred from Canada/USA for 10 years for getting in a sticky situation in a yard. They were able to figure out who he was from his quite popular videos.

    Youtube either makes you millions of dollars, or it makes you a few bucks. If it's making you millions it's taking 8 hours a day of your life, and it's your job as a content creator. If you're not investing that kind of time, any time you do invest is making miserable amounts of dollars per hour. You'd be better fed working a labour job, or learning a trade.

    I bring a little action cam with me, but I'm not doing it for fame or profit. I'm doing it to make little cool videos to show my friends and family. Maybe I'll eventually post some to YouTube, maybe I'll make enough money to buy a sandwhich, but that won't be why I do it. And honestly I probably won't want to monetize my shit. Why would I want someone have to watch some SportsCheck add every time they wanted to see me having fun? Fuck that.
     
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    That's exactly why I'm doing it, not for the money, for the experiences.

    I've been scrupulously looking through the making a living subforums to see what people do when they travel, especially as Freight Hoppers. I've found that working at Fast Food places is pretty damn consistent because they are almost always looking for work, and everywhere (save for McDonald's) pays decently and isn't butthurt when you quit after two weeks cause you wanna get moving again. That and freelance poetry/writing or whatever you can do with the time you have on your hands while train hopping and possibly panhandling in the nicer areas.
     
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    My personal experience is that GoPro and similar cammeras record in Quicktime, and all my other devices are android, so editing is impossible. I just use my phone for videos, then edit, and post, all from my phone, having one device saves alot of time and weight.

    As far as YouTube is concerned, im kinda getting worried about having my stuff on there. After Brave Dave, im sure the bulls will be coordinating with each other to search for more online videos, and trying to attach identities to them.

    What to do....what to do.....

    I guess you could just upload it to StP....I wonder how much storeage space Matt's got on the cloud
     
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    angerisagift Sir Posts a Lot

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    How's Texas
     
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    Its nice, man! Warm, sunny, and lots of trains to watch. Not to mention the abundance of beer and food.....
     
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    So I'm better off just having a blog/facebook and a link to Patreon for people who might actually care?
     
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    Try not to go too big under YouTube's expense. My two reasons:

    (1) Trevor Jacob and Brave Dave had run-ins with the law while performing the same goal. A judge told Trevor to cease further management of his library of recent freight train trips, past and present. Brave Dave later discovered that he got held up in Canada as he evaded arrest, that resulted in an active arrest warrant signed by the judge.

    (2) YouTube decided to kiss the asses of every single corporate movie and record company by creating the Content ID system and enforcing it toward every uploaded movie they receive from their users. Its common goal is combating infringement. While the user has the option to prove full ownership of his/her own video by disputing, it's a 99% chance for rejection. The Content ID system is totally rigged and even the songs we listen to, underground or otherwise, is scanned for infringement. It is also rigged where they use the term "revenue" as a cheap ass excuse for the alleged song owner to make money off the movies YOU create, regardless. I look at it as an excuse for stalking my property either way, especially when they know the video is mine.

    The best thing I would do in your case is to find an alternative like Vimeo and UStream, as their so called copyright rules are not as ass-kissing as YouTube is. Or you can create your own web site and upload as much as your hoster can take it.
     
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