Most of my time has been spent this week on my recording setup though. Since I no longer needed a bunch of shop-stuff in my room, I was able to move it elsewhere to make space for what I do need.
First, the WIPs! One is a new start for the channel, and the rest are projects I've been working on for a white.
New Recording SpaceThis is something I've been wanting to do for a very long time, and was finally able to do thanks to my Patreon supporters. I spent several days taking stuff out of my room and rearranging everything so I could finally install these acoustic tiles I've been eyeballing ever since I first started my channel. The tiles are ultra-budget, so they're not cut exactly square, but it's the sort of thing you probably don't notice unless you're looking at it real close up. But this setup finally gives me three-point lighting for my stitch recording, and I have enough distance between me and the lights that it doesn't fuck up my shot when I use the lights during a livestream. Ideally, I'd have the lights up higher, but I don't have the means for that just now. It'll be a slow process to get everything perfectly perfect, but for now, this is pretty darn good. I brought Fred in, and draped him with some Halloween lights, and gave him some company in the form of some of my other YouTuber merch, and some random plushies we had sitting around the house.
But I love this. It makes my videos and streams look and sound so much nicer, and since the background is nice and vibrant, I've been experimenting with the way I do my thumbnails. Unfortunately, my webcam is not the best, so the thumbnails are a bit low-res, but I'm not sure if that matters too much, since you'll rarely see them full-sized anyway.