Some of you might not have known this, but we have a YouTube channel. We’ve just posted to it very irregularly over the past five years. Lots of you have requested that we do more videos, but I’ve put off doing them because of time constraints, my lack of video-making knowledge, and my slight discomfort in front of the camera.
But this year I’ve decided to get out of my comfort zone and make it a goal to finally start making AoM videos on a regular basis. To that end, I’m teaming up with AoM reader and filmmaker, Jordan Crowder. Jordan created and starred in the fun, vintage-inspired “Do It Now” instructional video we did for our Heading Out On Your Own Series. Jordan and I will be working together to put out at least one AoM video each week.
What sort of videos should you expect from the Art of Manliness?
We’ll be doing a lot of how-to stuff: how to tie a bow tie, how to change the oil on your car, how to make introductions, etc. Some of them will be straightforward and some of them will be styled in that endearing vintage-instructional video vein. I’ll also be taking some of our more philosophical content on what it means to be a man and turning those into videos. I plan on doing some interviews with people who are doing things that an AoM Man might be interested in. Jordan’s going to do a fun “man on the street” feature, where he’ll ask guys who are out and about questions about manliness. And who knows? Maybe we’ll bring back our “Man to Man” Q&A feature or even do some live Google Hangouts where we discuss a virile topic.
I’ll be honest with you all. This is a learning process for me. I’m still learning how to work the camera (the fact that I sounded like I was in a tin can in the above video is a result of my novice status) and I might be a little awkward in front of the camera for a bit. So don’t expect awesomeness right out of the gate, but I promise it will get better. If you ever have suggestions, please reach out to us via our YouTube Channel.
Speaking of our YouTube Channel, if you haven’t already, please subscribe to the AoM YouTube channel. That way all our videos will come right to you.
Thanks for your continued support of The Art of Manliness. We hope the addition of regular videos will make your experience more enjoyable and useful.