Hey folks – every once in a while I get a really nice thank you letter. I thought I’d share this one:
Message: If you’re going to be such a little sellout turd and throw products in my face all the time, could you at least please like, TRY to be funny. “Im this guy and im gonna tell cheesy jokes but its cool cuz i know they’re cheesy”. No dude, you suck. Just give me the information, and shut the hell up. Half of the the damn video is wasted waiting for your non-punchlines. GUESS WHAT- people want to learn AE, nobody wants to hear you dad’s jokes. SHUT THE HELL UP. no one cares about your “friendly approach”. be mean if u want to, the internet doesnt care. we’re all at work, ok? just give us the facts and uh, o yeah …. SHUT UP. Mee
Well, Mee, you’re welcome. I appreciate the fact that, despite my shortcomings, you’re desperate enough to need to watch my tutorials so that you can get paid at work. I am sure that as you animate that logo for a brand, you are 100% behind that brand and believe it to be the best damned toilet paper, toothpaste, TV show, itch cream, or stain remover, and that you are not just using your skills to “sell out” so you can pay your rent.
FWIW – I stand behind the products I talk about, and am proud to do so. Working with Red Giant, I have not only been given an opportunity to produce and host a great series of tutorials, I have actually been a part of the process of bringing those products to market.
And as far as my sense of humor goes, you’ll get no apologies, Mee. My target audience is… males… who are my age… who are me. So unless someone is holding you at gunpoint, forcing you to watch my tutorials (I assume it’s the same guy who is forcing millions of people to buy iPhone 4’s even though they suck), you can try something really different and groundbreaking, and TURN THEM OFF.
Oh, and… uh… you’re welcome.