The Most Limitless Video on Youtube
|"The Most Limitless Video on Youtube"|
|Original Upload date||May 16, 2011|
|Intro||Wheezy beard intro|
|Wink submitted by||filll5571|
[slides in/singing rug]
Hey beardlovers. So today I wanted to talk to you about the importance of setting limits. Creative people sometimes have way too much to say so they have to condense it all into an effective space and time, and that's why limits are important. I could've talked about it forever which is why I limited this intro to 20 seconds. [looks around] 3... 2... 1.
[Wheezy Waiter beard intro]
So in the past few months, I've made a couple of videos helping you with your creative endeavors. Not your Endeavour launches. That's all you, NASA. [Picture of Endeavour launch] [banjo face] Looking forward to the next launch by the way. [Article appears on screen beside him about it being the last launch] What? Look over there? [Looks at article and then back to camera. Sad music starts to play and he starts crying.] I just need a quick cry. Gah hhuh uh. [As he sobs, the words "gah" "hhuh" "uh" come out of his mouth. He then smiles, and his smile glints and dings.]
Those two videos are The Most Original Video on Youtube, in which I prove that nothing is original anymore. And The Most Inspiring Video on Youtube, in which I prove that you can't just have creative inspiration out of nowhere.
How did I prove them? I limited myself to my own point of view and ignored any opposition.
You can click there to watch 'em [points to clickable annotations] but you're gonna be taken away from this video and the human mind is limited to only watching one video at a time.
[Two boxes with two videos of Craig appear on the screen. In them, Craig speaks at the same time.]
[Craig in right hand box:] See, I'm trying to explain to you limits while the other me is trying to explain to you limits at the same time, and your brain can't process both unless we were harmonizing or something.
[Craig in left-hand box:] As an example, I'm trying to explain to you limits while he's trying to explain limits. It doesn't work. Unless we were harmonizing in a song or something.
[Craigs in both videos begin to sing at same time:] I like limits. I like limits. Limits limits limits limits limits limits limits.
[drawing while talking] That's why you have to limit your mind to one thing at a time. Multitasking decreases the quality of what you're doing. [looks down at his drawing] See? Tried to draw a jet. I get A Sunday Afternoon on La Grand Jatte. [holds up his drawing, which looks like Seurat's painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte] Every time! [drawing again] Jet jet jet. [holds up a drawing] Jet. [drawing again, looks away and sings] Jingle bells jingle bells. [holds up drawing] Joan Jett. [It's a drawing of Joan Jett]
I understand it can be hard to focus on more than one thing at a time. There's only so much time between when you wake up and when you [falls asleep, snores. Wakes suddenly.] Up the hill, chicken.
On the other hand, you might have too much time and it makes you bored and all you wanna do is [falls asleep, snores. Wakes suddenly.] Back down the hill, nuggets.
For either problem, the same solution applies. If you're too busy doing stuff you don't wanna do, make time. You're too bored and uninspired? Make time. Put down that X Box controller. Don't click on that Twitter tab. It'll be there when you get back. Put down that beer. Hand me that beer. How old are you?
If you still don't think you can make the time, maybe you need to limit what you will accomplish that day. If you think your idea is too hard or too expensive, maybe you should limit it to what you know or what you can afford. If you think your idea isn't perfect enough, get over yourself. Are imperfections is which make we grate. [As he says this, the words appear on the screen beside him: Are inprefections is which make we grate. - Creg Benzene]
If your project requires you to work with difficult people, give 'em an ear slap! [Ear slap] Or, you know, lay down the law. Limit what they can do or say.
In some cases, that might be really hard to do. Like if the person you're working on a project with is your spouse. The only project you should be working on is making bay-bays. Ooh!
On the other hand, having someone there to challenge you can be the best thing for your finished product. Right, limit clone?
[Limit clone slides in/singing rug] Not good enough! [punches Craig. slides out of frame/singing rug]
Often a little friction is necessary. Especially when you're making babies. Ohhh!
Being limitless can make you lazy. Cause you can get it done any time. Or never time. Or it can make you underchallenged and overconfident. Maybe not try as hard. That's when you're Phantom Menaced. [A picture of a Phantom Menace poster pops up.]
When I started making videos every weekday last year, January 1st, I had many limits. I had a full time day job. And I knew I'd be too tired to make a video after work. So I gave myself about three to four hours before work to make a video. [looks at his outstretched hands] It's sign language. [moves his fingers like he's squeezing something]
Tried to keep the videos at about two minutes and upload them at around noon minutes. And now I have all time all day because this is my job. And I usually use all the time I have. And it doesn't necessarily make the video better.
I'm not saying I don't like the videos I'm doing now. In fact, they're good.
[Turns to camera angle labeled 'ego cam.'] Really good. Best on YouTube or any tube. I could make a video on a tube of toothpaste!
[Turns to camera angle labeled 'skeptic cam' and says skeptically] I'm not even sure if that's possible. Hmm.
I just think I have a lot of room now for perfectionism to slow me down. And all the traveling I've been doing because of this has made my schedule real sloppy. Scheduloppy? Slodule? So for the rest of the week I'm gonna get up real early, try to have a video up by noon. Or 1. Or 2. I might be a little bit delirious. Which might be great. [text on screen: grate]
Now I have about 12 other things I want to say on the subject, but I need to limit myself. So I'm just gonna list off the first four...
[Many people sing the outro theme and wink (ding)]
[outtakes] So in the past few months, I've made a couple videos helping you with your creative endeavors. Not your... Wow! The sun is not limiting itself to the amount of light that's coming in to my apartment. [breathes angrily]
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