Episode 2 dives straight into explaining Praxeology’s method of approaching the study of human action. I had to decide where exactly to start the real lessons, as this is the first official one. I consider Praxeology’s method one of its defining characteristics. We also introduce the foundational axiom of the science: “Human Action is Purposeful Behavior”. We also take a little experiment on the road, so it’s worth watching.
On the production side, this episode had been filmed a while back, but up until last week I wasn’t aware that we had been riddled with audio problems. We therefore took an extra week to get all the kinks worked out, but we’ll be trying to avoid that ever happening again. A big thanks to Robert our director for managing to save the audio, and not making me have to rerecord anything!
I always look forward to the feedback, and you’ll have to forgive me for not putting more visuals or graphics up, but that takes time…or money…but let’s not jump ahead in lessons just yet!
Well our target was Friday afternoon, but apparently even though we have 5 episodes completely filmed, last Saturday’s “on location” filming ended up having glitchy video! The whole team has been quite busy celebrating father’s day this weekend among things, so we need to need to reshoot some scenes. We’re still planning to stay on schedule, so Robert says that Episode 2 should be out sometime this week…
Episode 1 introduces people to me, and briefly describes what Praxeology is, how praxeological thinking can be useful, and why you should study it.
It’s a great first episode because you’ll get to see our great little animation that we put together. Although we like it, all other episodes will just delve straight into the episode title and then the lesson. But still, I love the song that Mike Mingoia and his band Hook & Lyric put together for us, as well as all the animated characters by Cherie Christensen.
I’ve spent most of my personal time writing these episodes and figuring out the right format in which to present and order each lesson. But there would be no show without my wonderful director Robert Taylor or my favorite cameraman in the whole world Prashant Pawar. Those guys really help me deliver my lines, and put the whole show together.
Episode 1 took the whole crew a lot of hell to produce. We tried many different approaches to filming it. Ultimately Robert (the director) settled on a black backdrop. But he was always a bit unhappy with the echo in the room, or the lighting, or the quality of the equipment etc.
We probably filmed the first episode some 4 times before getting it up to the quality we were comfortable with publishing. Then Robert took a few weeks to edit the show. He wanted to add some graphics to illustrate my examples and topics, but it seemed to A.) take too long and B.) not flow with the information. I think in the future we will be adding some graphics, but we may need to get our professional animator Cherie, and she lives all the way in Austin, Texas!
So for now, the show has been uploaded and should go live in an hour or so. I have no idea how much or what kind of feedback I’ll be getting. It’s nerveracking. There’s been so many months put into the production that it’s a little strange to finally see that it’s live on the net.
Hi guys! This is the blog I’ve set up to link to my video channel, talk about the production process, and delve deeper into the subject of the videos I’m making.
Praxeology (the show) is a labor of love for the youngest and (in my opinion) the most intruiging of all sciences. I’ve been interested in Praxeology since I discovered it some 6 years ago. The idea for a show on the principles of Praxeology came to me about a year ago here in New York after several conversations with director Robert Taylor.
We both had a passion for the science and felt that human action is often misunderstood. The current economic crisis played a part as well. We have been witnessing the so-called “intellegentsia” often claiming things that are counter to basic logic for as long as we’ve understood the axiom “human action is purposeful behavior”.
We’ve been working hard around the clock to write episodes, film them and get them online. The goal is to hopefully have a new show every week. They keep getting better as we write them and find a flow in the dissemination of the knowledge.