This week I'm going to unveil the first new video of 2013, SHY YETI COOKS and also announce which of the new videos released during 2012 got the highest ratings. Not only that, but I also intend to share a few photos from last week's Dorset trip. Let's start with the new video! Here's some information about it:
SHY YETI COOKS is the first Shy Yeti film posted in 2013. It is a sequel to SHY YETI'S HAUNTED KITCHEN which was posted at Halloween 2012 and was filmed between late August and early-October 2012. It also contains an, as yet, unpublished poem called THE TRUTH ABOUT CAKE. The film stars Paul Chandler (a.k.a. Shy Yeti) and guest stars Dominic McCauley. Camera is by Paul Chandler and Dan Hodges. Music is by Luca and Spooky Yeti. All content of this film is Copyright Paul Chandler 2013.
HIGHEST RATED NEW SHY YETI VIDEOS OF 2012
2nd SHY YETI OUT IN THE NEW FOREST = 273 views
3rd ROCK ‘N’ ROLLERCOASTER SHOW - 1 = 268 views
=4th SHY YETI’S MINI EUROPEAN TOUR 2011 – PT 2 = 267 views
=4th SHY YETI WELCOMES SPRING = 267 views
6th A TALE OF 2 CITIES, 1 YETI - 1 = 260 views
7th SHY YETI GOES BUSHY = 257 views
8th SHY YETI TAKES (A TRIP) TO BATH = 254 views
9th SHY YETI GOES WILD = 252 views
10th ROCK ‘N’ ROLLERCOASTER SHOW - 2 = 251 views
11th A TALE OF 2 CITIES, 1 YETI - 2 = 245 views
12th SHY YETI’S INTER-WEB/BLOG BONANZA - 1 = 239 views
13th SHY YETI GOES WILD ON THE RADIO - 1 = 237 views
14th YETI HUNT U.S.A – PART 7 = 119 views
15th YETI HUNT U.S.A – PART 8 = 118 views
=16th YETI HUNT U.S.A. – PART 6 = 111 views
=16th JUNK/FOOD GIG 2 = 111 views
18th SHY YETI ON RADIO FOR VALENTINE’S = 108 views
19th SHY YETI’S HAUNTED KITCHEN = 101 views
20th SHY YETI GOES WILD - 2 = 85 views
21st SHY YETI LIVE FROM BROADSTAIRS = 83 views
=22nd SHY YETI’S SEA-SIDE SHUFFLE – PART 1 = 79 views
=22nd SHY YETI’S BEST OF BRITISH - 1 = 79 views
24th SHY YETI’S BEST OF BRITISH - 2 = 74 views
25th A VERY YETI CHRISTMAS (2012) = 69 views
26th SHY YETI’S SPOOKYCREEPY SHOW = 61 views
=27th SUTTON PARK (2012) – PART 1 = 58 views
=27th SHY YETI GOES WILD ON THE RADIO - 2 = 58 views
29th SHY YETI’S “LOST” HOLLYWOOD VIDEO = 56 views
30th SHY YETI’S SEA-SIDE PREVIEW = 52 views
31st SHY YETI’S SEA-SIDE SHUFFLE – PART 2 = 51 views
32nd SHY YETI BOTTLES SUMMER = 46 views
33rd SHY YETI GOES WILD – LIVE = 42 views
34th SHY YETI’S BLOG BONANZA – 2 = 33 views
35th SHY YETI’S “THIRD TIME LUCKY” SHOW= 30 views
I'm really happy that the BEWARE OF THE VAMPIRE COWS film did so well. It's actually a video that I recorded in Summer 2011 and had to hold back for editing in 2012; it's also not a poetry video - but a video that includes some of my short 100 words stories from the Vampire Cows collection. Maybe I'll consider doing a few more short story videos as both BEWARE and A YETI IN WINTER (2011) seem to have gone down well. It's probably no surprise that the videos that did the best are the ones from earlier in the year - SHY YETI GOES BUSHY and SHY YETI GOES WILD being two of my favourites, although the "spinning" yeti dance in the New Forest episode and some of the silly sketches in the Bath episode were quite memorable to film.
I'm hoping in time that some of 2012's later videos start to pick up more hits, as I'm especially keen on the "LOST" HOLLYWOOD, BEST OF BRITISH and SEA-SIDE SHUFFLE episodes... Oh, and the Halloween ones... Okay! So I like them all! Well, I did make them! :) As I've mentioned before, I probably have enough for about a dozen episodes that were filmed in 2012, but are currently unedited - but I'll get to those eventually. More news on those once the RETURN TO DORSET episode is up.
Overall 2012 was my best year yet as far as "hits" for the films, we are well over 18,000 hits on Youtube, which is great considering that back in the summer I was excited that we'd even reached 10,000 At a guess I'd say that over half of our views came during the last 12 months and in December we averaged well over 1700 hits in a month, so hopefully we'll do even better during 2013. In a year where it took me rather longer than I hoped to get new material out in a printed format, I am happy to be able to look back and see that many of my newer pieces made their debuts either in yeti films or at the four Poetry Cafe shows that took place last year.
Before I sign off, I'd like to share a few photos from last week's return trip to Dorset... These were taken at a number of the locations featured in the forthcoming film, which I hope to be ready later in January. Locations featured include Corfe Castle, Swanage and Lulworth Cove. Food featured includes ice cream and pie and chips!! PS The picture of me with the glass of wine (Yes! It is wine!) was taken as New Year 2013 - not that this excuses the hat. PPS There is no excuse for the other odd expressions or hats that I am wearing in any of the other photos.
That's about it for now! Next week I'll be posting a new poem that I finished on New Year's Eve. It's called A YETI WAY OF THINKING and I'm beginning to consider it as a possible title for a future collection, but I'll think on about that. I'll also be discussing the forthcoming ARE WE THERE, YETI!? collection that is hopefully due out in early February. I'm also going to be discussing the collection that follows it, NOT AS SHY AS I WAS...