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Behind the Scenes - How we made the Mike Downes YouTube trailer for 21 July 2016 Here's the new youtube channel. In a Penn and Teller type way, I'll share it and some thinking behind what I did and why in the hope it may steer aspiring youtube creators to make one too.
Here's the new youtube channel. In a Penn and Teller type way, I'll share it and some thinking behind what I did and why in the hope it may steer aspiring youtube creators to make one too. Before you get started, have a re...
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Sadly, this post does not mention +Google Local Guides or how each edit adds points to your Local Guides total .. I guess google is such a large org now (with over 64k googlers) some things get missed .. /my opinion ..
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Sadly, this post does not mention +Google Local Guides or how each edit adds points to your Local Guides total .. I guess google is such a large org now (with over 64k googlers) some things get missed .. /my opinion ..
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from the 100 spoken words, 98% accurate from auto generated subtitle captions .. then offers me a quick 30 sec edit and these two links to share to contribute to my channel ..
http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=Uu9Lmfqb--w&ref=share
http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCEHqTp4yBRrVjE__Elb3bFA&tab=2
 
Welcome to My Channel by Mike Downes Here's my new channel trailer - and a thousand thanks to all those who have watched my videos, subscribed, shared and commented over the last few years ..

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Oh hello, I'm mike downes and Welcome to my YouTube Channel.
Think of it as one big page with 100s of useful videos to help you learn and there's many more to come like the new My Camera in the Field project where you can master Black and White Photography.
There's loads of other stuff to keep you up to date with what's new and what i've discovered on my travels.
All I can say is it's in my nature to share.
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I'm verified at YouTube and Google so it's really easy to find me
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Welcome to My Channel by Mike Downes Here's my new channel trailer - and a thousand thanks to all those who have watched my videos, subscribed, shared and commented over the last few years ..

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Oh hello, I'm mike downes and Welcome to my YouTube Channel.
Think of it as one big page with 100s of useful videos to help you learn and there's many more to come like the new My Camera in the Field project where you can master Black and White Photography.
There's loads of other stuff to keep you up to date with what's new and what i've discovered on my travels.
All I can say is it's in my nature to share.
Subscribe to receive Updates..
I'm verified at YouTube and Google so it's really easy to find me
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I'll rewrite it you have nice videos on photography. Miriam Ratner
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On looking at a page o created, see how my 1 review is spilt into 3 and certain words in bold .. some kinda code or something.. maybe CIA ? Hahahajaha ... 
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One fascinating story, create a new listing and see it grow. Page created 18 July with ability to add photos 19 July 16, now lead image has 507 views. https://goo.gl/maps/BBAUEL9nTi42 .. In past photos for this city, I've had 100s of thousand views and one photo with a million ..
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The new Welcome to My Channel by Mike Downes YouTube trailer is now available as a storyboard .. watch it in action at: https://youtu.be/Uu9Lmfqb--w ..
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such a simple and sweet page, to configure a sub button .. from googling to getting code was like 20 secs :) ..

https://developers.google.com/youtube/youtube_subscribe_button
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With video available in so many online places, the horse I am backing is youtube .. https://youtu.be/Uu9Lmfqb--w ..
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Pretty interesting never knew this place existed https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=lQDW5P2fKtU
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This post is about how doing the math, I have 484/1250 of my Local Guides photos counting towards points .. I knowingly add, sometimes up to twenty photos, if i feel the place is worth it, or changes frequently over time ..
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    real world teacher, present
    many projects.. the laptop show, my camera in the field.. check website and youtube for more ..
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15 may 16 note, currently working on Simple Black and White Photography .. i was trained in black and white photography, back in the days of film, chemicals and a darkroom .. the best (and only) tools we had - a camera with a fixed 50mm lens, our legs, our eyes and a thinking creative brain. Fast forward to 2016 and most of what we see is not a photograph at all - just absolute laziness. By starting a new discussion, maybe, just maybe a few people with realise they do in fact have legs and a brain and will happily wander about with a camera as if for the very first time .. 

note:  For those many people who continually ask, 'Why are you verified [at youtube] with so few subscribers?' -- here is my answer

''I get this question alot -- I was at google+ at the start back in 2011 and that's where I got my verified tick. I am a trusted tester for google pre prerelease software (like hangouts). As it's One Google, I think that's why my tick is seen at youtube as well as across most of the 100+ Google Products and Services ...

the Laptop show is a gift to all the children I have ever taught, now all grown up .. you can read the post here at my new University of Warwick Blog: 

http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/mikedownes/entry/the_laptop_show .. 

It's new new for 2016 - where anyone can learn something fast .. simple timeless fun ..

real world teacher . passionately curious . make videos to help people learn . complex to simple fast . website . . . youtube.com/mikedownes . . . @mikedownesz


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    Education, 1994 - 1998
    Educational Studies with Biology QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) Specialist ICT and Science
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A new McDonald's has opened locally. It's the first one I have seen with all these portrait HD screens that offer instant ordering both downstairs and up. You are then given a ticket number where you may collect from counter or have it waiter/ess delivered to your table. There is also a bank of Samsung 10 inch Android tablets offering a ton of features. Free Wifi was tested at 16 meg while the leather couch was super comfortable. From the first floor, nice views, notice the covered bike rack, play area and loads of sun and rain shade with seating. Also a nice touch, the old school tomato and bbq sauce plungers and paper cups .. Nice addition to this City ..
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Nice looking venue and facilities..
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Beautiful setting for a brilliant used bookshop - make sure you pop in for a bargain ..
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Historic local parish church with a tranquil churchyard packed full of beautiful trees, and a tasty selection of watering cans ..
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Been here a few times, once as a guest on radio and a few times to ask questions about a segment idea. I have to say the lady at reception was so more welcoming than the A4 paper sign telling me to press a desk phone button. I understand this office used to have over twenty staff, now less than a handful. My door is always open for talks with the BBC :)
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late may 2016-- new clubhouse in progress of being built, will document photos - access from Mill Lane, right turn into a field after Cricket Club .. Maybe an odd review, but your storage cabin is awesome, with the peeling paint just magnificent, here's some arty photos, love it..
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