How to VLOG – Beginner’s Guide in 14 minutes.

By Will Mosley / Friday, January 7, 2022

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In this film, I’ll show you how to vlog creatively and tell your authentic story. I explain a bit of about the gear decisions I’ve made. You’ve got to be ready to go. (especially if you’re daily vlogging!) Here are tips and tricks to make the most of your footage when your time is extremely limited.

Transcript

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it’s eerie

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set a timer for one hour

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set a timer for one hour

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how to make a film like William Moseley

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by William Moseley

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there’s plenty of reasons why you make

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excuses as to why you can’t create a

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film a what why it’s so hard and I don’t

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have the gear and everything like that I

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go through that daily like I change up

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my gear I change up everything that I do

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oh and side note like thee this side

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note this mic right here if you guys saw

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the film about when things go wrong

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part three it’s it’s botched so you’re

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hearing on camera audio and I’m gonna do

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my best to like substitute that a

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million reasons why I can’t make a film

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I’m too tired works too stressful

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just got off which I just got off work

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and I have no idea the idea is the

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hardest part the hardest thing to come

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up with on the fly cuz like by default

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you don’t really want to do it you just

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kind of force yourself to do it so let’s

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talk that first thing is the 18 to 200

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and mainly the 24 to 2.8 I also used the

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50 Mill 1.8 the rode videomic which by

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the way is like I said it’s it’s it’s

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been perfect for me but don’t get this

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thing wet or it’ll be unusable lastly

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really is the Gorillapod the Joby

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Gorillapod

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it is by no means necessary for you to

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have all of this gear but if I had to

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pick and choose a couple of things for

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you to have you’re just starting off I

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would definitely go with the 24 mil

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which is what you’re kind of looking at

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right now it’s a really good do all ER

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and then like a Joby Gorillapod so

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that’s gonna run you about 200 250 for

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that and then talking on the base

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it’s the SL 2 it has a super nice flip

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out screen it’s perfect it’s perfect

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it’s perfect for just getting started in

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vlogging so that is gear that I use

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pretty much every single time I shoot a

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film the gear isn’t the most important

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part answering the call to action is

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let’s go ahead and do it

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all right so we are in act 2 you may not

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me know what the hell I’m talking about

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but I’d like to explain a little bit

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more about my story process and also a

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little bit more about my editing process

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– it’s not just about the gear when you

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create a film you become a superhero but

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typically when we’re talking like story

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we’re talking plot it takes it may take

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you a while to kind of get to this but

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ultimately there needs to be ultimately

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there’s ultimately there’s a problem and

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usually the year of the person that’s

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engaging in the action kind of denies

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rejects that call to action and then by

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the time they hit at two is when their

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entire world lets flipped upside down

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when you’re creating a film at least for

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me it’s like I put on like a new base a

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new coat I am Who I am but you had to

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have that confidence you have to have

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that just like that drive to be able to

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communicate to this camera a lot of

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times it’s really hard to just talk into

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this lens I find if you have a flip

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screen even though you’re not supposed

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to look into that flip screen it’s good

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to see what you look like and what

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you’re saying or how you’re saying it it

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just almost makes it like there’s a

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person over there where you kind of look

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it into something that you can’t see so

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definitely definitely get you a camera

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with a flip screen so story

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every film that you created needs to

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have a story to it and a lot of times

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you don’t know what that story is when

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you first start out but even if you

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think your day your life especially if

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like your vlogging is super mundane

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you’ll find that every single day

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there’s something that comes up that is

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it’s a problem there’s something that

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has to be solved you don’t just go

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through your life with all with all the

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answers and everything solved for you

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you have to work hard you get frustrated

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you get mad things happen and it’s like

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an ebb of going up and down up and down

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and if you think about a movie you think

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about the movies that you really love

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there’s always something dramatic in it

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and you may not be like having a murder

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in your life every day but you know you

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might have a stressful day at work and

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you need to kind of vent you need to let

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that out you might have your my car

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might break down and turning that into a

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film turning something that where you’re

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struggling and then you create something

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and you persevere through that that’s

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what everyone loves everyone loves the

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underdog everyone loves the champion

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that pushes through when the odds are

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against them and in life the odds are

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always against you

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one thing you have to accept that’s

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never on your side is time

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there’s always a Sun up and a Sun down

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right now I’m chasing that so if we’re

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thinking about enemies here definitely

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time alright so I understand that times

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against B I understand do I make that

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come to life you guys watched any of the

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previous vlogs you might recognize this

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area alright so from start to finish you

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got to figure out a location the only

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thing you have to do is just stop

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anywhere that you usually don’t stop as

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long as you have your camera and you got

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your feet don’t get me wrong the bore

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and helps on all of that but as long as

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you got that it’s going to help you

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create a dynamic scene no one in your

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films no one in your or no one that’s

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watching your films wants to see the

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exact same shot every single time so

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just get out of your comfort zone stop

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somewhere and start filming from there

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our timer is up and so that means we

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need to wrap this blog up so take

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when doing your story change the scene

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every time make a mental break every

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time there’s something different to talk

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about so notice how in this film I

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talked about gear I talked about like

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story I haven’t talked about the Edit of

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what I do and how I chop up things and

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all that stuff I might do that tomorrow

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might not but when it comes down to it

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you’re solving a problem you’re showing

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something you’re explaining something

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you’re getting through something by

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doing that you’ll figure out if you’re

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falling like a three axe narrative and

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you’re using your life as the story you

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showing the person you showing the

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audience how to do something story be

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your story a actually is the you

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overcoming vlog and you overcoming this

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creative process to create something

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amazing which in the end effect which in

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the end is ultimately which ultimately

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leads to your happiness

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as with any story you return home in the

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image that you portray from the

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beginning to the end is typically quite

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the reverse I had no clue I’d land up

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here my initial thought was to just like

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jump on the Blue Ridge Parkway real

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quick and then I saw like the water just

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coming down streaming down over there I

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was like you know what I’m just gonna

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stop over here and that’s what I’m gonna

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do I had to overcome the struggle of

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figuring out and I did which I was like

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you know what I’m meeting with Jason

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today he’s coming over with some beers

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I’m supposed to show him a little bit of

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how I create films why not create a film

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about it and there was my idea

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getting through getting through the hard

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parts of coming out hey do you know

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changing the angles doing everything

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like that was the

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was ultimately what led to the end

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result which is an achievement for

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myself the story be where I’m actually

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showing you guys how to create this so

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you’re getting value from this and when

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I take this home I’m just more than

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happy for it so hopefully that makes

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sense to you and act 3 narrative like

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look up three acts narrative and I think

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it’ll make sense I won’t get into my

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edits today but if you’re wondering how

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I do my edits let me know in the

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comments till next time I got to get

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back to the why she’s supposed to go out

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at 7:00 it is just like 650

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all right cool so enough camera stuff

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I’m deleting my email account and phone

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number