Monday, 30 January 2012

Bus ride

When I travel to uni I find that I listen to music and blog to pass the time and it works well but I have had a thought about transport and our habits we have...

Let's make a group or 2 and see what group you are part of

Group 1
Will walk to the bus in plenty of time, will sit in the same seat as always, will then sit on their phone for the rest of the journey...

Group 2
Will leave getting on the bus till the last minute, will then sit at the back of the bus with music blasting for everyone to hear...

Group 3
You will walk on to the bus greet the driver and proceed to sit in your normal area were you will talk with friends and pass the time talking about everything and anything...

Group 4
Non of the above if so leave it in the comments below...

Thanks for reading

Passing time and general derping

Due to a few changes at uni I now have a longer day each Tuesday and this raises the problem of I have a spare hour in the morning were I end up doing nothing or just derping around which is the wrong mind set to be in for the rest of the day...

I have found a few ways to kill time in the mornings and this is my guide on how to waste time when you have a spare hour...

1. Walk the most indirect route to your destination and try to change the route each time
2. Find an internet cafe or somewhere with free internet, now sit in another shop or cafe and try connecting to the original connection. Reason for this is the food in McDonald's is crap and the atmosphere and coffee in Costa is great but they don't have WiFi so take the one from McDonald's...
3. Try to take photos of the streets and buildings to kill time you will be surprised how much more you will find in the area...
4. Walk through the uni or your office block before anyone has arrived you will see a strange but interesting side to the building...
5. Or blog about things as it passes the time really quickly you will also find that you may have a different view on the world once you start...

So here's a few things to do next time you are early and have an hour to kill...

Thinking about blogging

Blogging is...
I find myself answering this statement in a different way each time I think about it and it is a clear sign of ongoing development in a community of people that use the internet in so many different ways...

If you search for blogs you will find so many and each one has it's reasons and unique styles and this is why blogging is a personal thing that everyone should do... From the experiences and views of other people we learn so much and this can help shape our life and our own experience...

If you want to blog, blog anything you wish... It is your work and you should do it if you wish...

I blog for several reasons and if you read my last posts you will see how blogging has changed my life and how I have seen so much more to life than before.

Thanks for reading...

the art of blogging

I have not posted a real blog post for a while and i have been trying to think about why this is...

So after careful thinking i have found that the main reason why is due to the other projects  i am currently working on and my creative thinking has been taken away from the original elements that once appeared on this blog as i am finding it hard to juggle everything...

But i have had a few good ideas and i will be blogging as normal over the next few weeks as i will be posting just kvlog posts while we finish up the minecraft server and the KVLCITY project and then we will be doing a big blog post about the server with videos and photos...

thanks for reading and check out the minecraft blog for past minecraft projects...


Saturday, 28 January 2012

2:22am

I have tried to get to sleep since 11ish but I have not even managed to get my eyes closed as ideas, thoughts, information, uni work and work all clog up my brain and make it impossible to sleep so I am writing this blog to clear my head...

So uni is great at the moment we ate doing a great project were we are going to be using projections and interactive media in the theatre for use in 4 shows all with different mediums and stimuli that span from Interactive media...

I have 3 set designs to do and I have so many ideas I could not write them down as no blog would have enough space...

I am still blogging after all this time and I feel that thus blog is now the biggest extension of my life as I feel I can use it to improve my life and to help people out there that may need support...

Will probable post another post in an hour if I have not got any sleep so if anyone has any ways to improve sleep or improve sleep patterns comment below

Thanks for reading

Creative ideas and a stupid sleep pattern

So I have realised that I seem to have stages were I am really creative Nd have great ideas and my productivity is higher than ever but when this kind of week occurs I have really bad sleep patterns and my brain just doesn't shut off meaning no sleep or only upto 6hours over 3 or 4 days...

I am currently in one of these cycles and I am working on some great projects and when I am like this I feel great and I just get so much done I feel on a high... but at the end of the cycle I feel so drained and tired I can sleep 12 to 15 hours really easily which then starts effecting my in so many ways and my bodyclock just gets thrown out of sync for months on end...

So I am going to do some more work now hope you will join me for a blog post later on...

Thanks for reading...

Monday, 23 January 2012

Coffee

So recently I have found that without a good cup of coffee in the morning I just can't seem to get motivated to do anything...

I also went out a few weeks ago and got a coffee machine so I can make any type of coffee I want, one good thing I found is I'm getting up earlier to make myself coffee and my productivity is higher than ever... Shame about my sleep pattern changing due to university days changing... Oh well

So I have started to count the amount of coffee intake each day and I'm currently having 5 to 8 cups a day...

So question of the day:

How many cups of coffee do you drink a day?

Friday, 20 January 2012

Body language always gives you away...

So we all lie but many don't realise that the body language that give off tells the true feelings and the true story that they wish to hide...

I am sat in a coffee shop at the moment watching the world go by and seeing the traits and body language show the true story, for example 2 people are acting like nothing is wrong between them but the body language given off by them tell me they are deeply unhappy to be sat in the same room...

I have a interest in body language and each day I learn more and more it shows me how people really feel and how they think they can lie.

So time for a small experiment let's change my body language to be more positive and see if someone strikes up a conversation...

10 minutes later...

Result I have just been approached by a 20 year old female student that want to just talk to someone after a long lecture at university...
She was very friendly and I got her phone number...

So back to watching the world go by and relax before going for my bus...

I find myself looking for the the signs of deception in almost everyone but I have found ways to  turn off this ability when called for as it can get too much if you know everything someone is trying to hide...

So here's just a small post about how some of my day is filled...

Thanks for reading...

Planning meetings have started...

So I have several business plans at the moment which will be launched soon and the planning process is starting full swing from today, as part of my self employment plans I am starting several things to start my business empire end I hope that my loyal blog followers will join me in the projects I work on

If you would like to join a minecraft server we will be launching in the next few months if all goes to plan.

I am looking to start a new website in the middle of the year that will showcase talented writers from around the world and the plan is to get bloggers creating a community on a central page run by myself...
So if you have some interesting articles and ice email me the content...

So busy busy busy and I need to get on with some work

Thanks for reading...

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Kvlog101: The person behind the blog

So it's time for the truth and the story behind kvlog101...

I am a self employed creative artist and full time university... Studying a B. A. Honours Degree in Stage Management and Technical Theatre...

About my work:
I am a creative artist that writes, draws, a semi professional photographer and a creative thinker.

I am a designer of theatre elements, art installations and do technical work in sound, set, props  and lighting. Also I am a people reader that is specialised in body language...

Lastly I am a Blogger that runs this blog and I am my own boss, many people will be asking why do I do what I do...

Well I left school in 2007 and since then studied technical theatre in the following:

BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA in TECHNICAL THEATRE & STAGE MANAGEMENT

FOUNDATION DEGREE TECHNICAL THEATRE & STAGE MANAGEMENT

Plus currently studying

B. A. HONOURS STAGE MANAGEMENT & TECHNICAL THEATRE

I have always been creative and found that there are no jobs... so I decided to create my own self employment with hours and work that suits me...

I find that if you want to do anything you should go for it and follow you dreams...

I will not lie and say its not tough but at the end of the day I live a life that is good and money is not everything...

I hope this gives you a small insight behind the blog and kvlog101...

Thanks for reading

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

blogging about a vlog

So i have met some great people through blogging and i have some great mates that blog and vlog on different sites...

I have a mate that I have known from school and i have known him for a few years now and he does a great vlog each day on YouTube, I hope you will visit his page and watch his videos as they are a great inspiration to anyone that wants to start blogging and vloging and some of the stuff he gets up to is great,

He does some good game play videos as well which are funny to watch so here's the link below:


http://www.youtube.com/user/TheNickashleydaily?feature=g-u

http://www.youtube.com/user/nickashleygames

Some of the Minecraft videos as funny as hell and some of the stuff is just pure entertainment...

http://www.youtube.com/user/Nickashleychannel

This was his old channel and some of the videos are good to watch...

His brother also does a vlog:

http://www.youtube.com/user/VlogginAdam

So if you watch youtube videos and want to watch a good blog that is entertaining and funny show some support and subscribe to them

Thanks for reading...


Monday, 16 January 2012

A week off...

So I have the week off and planning a few new projects for the next few months, I am doing sole uni work today and then spending the rest of the week derping around so should make a change to the normal week...

I am recording a series on minecraft this week which should go out on saturday so should have some great fun this week...

So I plan on starting a new feature called question of the day and for anyone that answers with the best comment could get a shout out on my new weekly round up... Tell me what what you think about this idea in the comments...

So enjoy your day and thanks for reading...

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Post title here

Life is full of so much that we do not appreciate everything we have... When we lose something we have had for a longtime we can have a void I'm our life that we must try to fill up...
This blog started as a small venture to pass some time and I can say after many months that this blog is my place were I can openly talk and give my opinions on life and stuff in general...
I want to post each day but some days I can't find the time and I feel that I am doing this blog for myself and others to help and to support me and the people that read it...
I am doing some work at the start of the week but hope to get a minecraft recording or a blog post sorted out for next weekend...
Thanks for reading...

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Creativity overload

So I have been working on the projects at university, writing my blog, drawing, researching and making things...

All of these things are what makes me happy and I feel I am more positive at this moment in time...

I will be spending all of next week working on my blog and hopefully I might get the new design finished.

Thanks for reading...

The big uni project

So I have been working on the creative lighting and creative sound module for a few months and I have designed and made the thing from scratch...

The main point of the project is using objects and using light to change the objects using shadows and colour to manipulate the objects...

Thanks for reading...

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Blog ideas and work styles

So today I am at uni again for this project and I hope to get everything sorted out today ready for this show...

Due to my planning and preparation work I have set up early in the week and it looks really good the layout has changed and I made a few changes to the lighting as I have work on the project, I think the great advantage to creative work is the ability to change and adapt an idea over time and a project is better produced through this type of process...

I remember when I started blogging and I found that making a blog about everything and anything meant that I could have the freedom to work on what I wanted rather than get stuck writing about a theme or just the one subject...

Thanks for reading...

Monday, 9 January 2012

People watching...

I have an interest in the hidden messages that we all display, I watch programmes like Lie to me and things like that as I find them interesting... I have kindle books and books on body language that I read every now and again and I find busy places great just to sit and watch crowds of people, the way our body language shows so much detail is amazing and knowing the tell tale signs can be so helpful in many situations...

I was sat in hull train station today waiting for the bus and was watching this couple that were acting in such a strange way... The couple were sat talking when his phone rang, she sat there just watching him as he spoke, she left him to go to the shop and his manner changed and his face and body language was tense he seem angry and from his expressions he was hiding something, the woman came back from the shop to him sat calmly on the bench, he then went on to lie about the phone call...

I see this most days were people lie and cheat but when you watch them they seem to not know that their body language just gave them away...

So this post is mainly about lying and deception and I think that lying is not need all the time but people need to realise there are people that can tell if you lie so small tip:

Be careful what you say to people as you body language may give you away...

Thanks for reading...

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Blog entry about a blog entry

This is a blog entry about the mystery blog entry that should have been uploaded yesterday but it did not work...

So I typed a full entry yesterday but when I went to post it the thing would not upload...

Blogging can be difficult and it offers ups and downs but ultimately I would say blogging is the best thing anyone could do... I have wrote over 100 posts and I feel at home with my creative side as I write and I feel that I should expand into a larger market so I am going to start writing a book about blogging...

I will be using this as my main project for this year and I hope that it can help people to improve their work and to introduce more people in to blogging...

This week is going to be busy so if a few posts don't go up, don't worry... I will be working on my blog next week so I hope to add something special...

Thanks for reading...

Saturday, 7 January 2012

The day off before the week long uni project

So i am having this weekend to myself to relax before i work on this project at uni next week...

I am having a dvd marathon of LIE TO ME...
The series is just brilliant the content and story is just amazing...

So its got me to realise that some of the best dramas are mostly american, but some of the best comedy seems to be british, so it is one of them things were each country seems to make certain types of programmes better than others...

what do you think?

Thanks for reading...

Thursday, 5 January 2012

The blog review

So I have been blogging for a few months and I am wondering how to take it to the next level and improve it...

So I am asking the question "what makes a great blog?"
If you have any ideas or suggestions about what you would want to read on this blog leave a comment as it would really help me out and improve the kvlog101 blog...

Thanks for reading...

blog about this and that...

So today i was busy working on some things that will be part of the new venture for this year and it sholud bring a new side to the kvlog101 blog and activity on the neglected youtube channel...

So i am dusting the cobwebs off my youtube account and starting a series on youtube so i am bust preparing for that plus some big university project that im working on next week...

Thanks for reading

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Writers block solved...

As a Blogger I depend on ideas and my mind to help write blog posts but every now and again I get writers block and my productivity goes out the window...

I have several methods of clearing writers block and nine times out of ten I can get back on track and write my blog posts...

Method 1:
Take a walk to the shops or to the beach and as you go on your walk look at what people are doing, listen to the noises atone you and let your mind take in the world around you...

Method 2:
Open a word document and type a random word, eg. Bread... then think of other words that relate to the word and create a chain of connecting words eg. Bread, toast, food, eat, drink, coffee, brown, ect...
This should unlock ideas and words that may inspire you...

Method 3:
Play a game on computer or console...
If you play a game that has some storyline that draws you in you will lose yourself for a few hours and when you stop playing you will have ideas and thoughts about the game, take these and look at the meaning of the elements and use this time to get your brain thinking about things... This should spark a few ideas for you own work...

Method 4: leave your workspace and look out the window, look at the scene and pick out objects like tables, chairs, ect... Then look at how the item sits with everything else does it blend in or stand out, think about why you picked that item and focus on the colour and texture and try to describe it in as few words as you can... You should be thinking about things that should spark the idea in you head and can add great insight to your written work...

I hope this can help anyone and if so leave a comment, I hope you can use these techniques to get rid of any writers block you may have...

Thanks for reading...

blog neglect... so sorry... plus a new year...

I have had writers block for the past few days and i am just not able to think straight at the moment...
I have a coursework hand in day tomorrow so hopefully i will have got over this stint of writers block and be able to write a good Blog to make up for the neglect of my Blog posts....

So its now 2012 and i am going through the process of re-designing my blog background and making a few changes i am looking to write a book or some kind of creative document, so i am working on a few projects at the moment, including my university work so 2012 looks to be a busy year...

Thanks for reading...

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Start of a new year...

So 2012 has started and Facebook is full of people complaining about problems and incidents that have arose and we have not completed the first day of the year...

But the one thing to remember is you can decide weather life throws you the crap, but everything in life has a positive side and it is up to you how you interpret things...

The key to life and living to the full is to surround yourself with positive vibes and live for the day as you never know what is round the corner...

I hope everyone has a great year and gets what they want  in life as you only live this life once...

Thanks for reading...