EelKat Wendy C Allen - Dark Fantasy Author

UPDATE March 17, 2021: Another death. Waiting for a coffin to be delivered. Funeral the 21st. Unlikely to be streaming for a few weeks.


Update: March 27, 2021: It's not even been a week since the funeral, and now there is another death and another funeral.


UPDATE April 5, 2021: There are still no streams, as, we've now a another (a 3rd) funeral to prepare for.

And that is now 3 deaths in our family, in the past 2 weeks.

This 3rd death hits hard, because it was Pippi.

Our family has now had 13 deaths since March 2020.

April 10, 2015, 12 children were kidnapped.

May 15, 2015, the heads of 10 of them were nailed to my door.

August 24, 2020, one was found still alive. he was just 4 years old when she was kidnapped, but she remembered us, even though 5 years had passed.

August 25, 2020, Pippi came home, but her condition was not well. She had been tortured the entirety of the 5 years she had been held hostage. She was missing limbs and covered with scars, had broken bones many years not set, and suffered serious damage to many of her internal organs. That she was alive at all, in her condition, was a miracle. Doctors had little hope of her survival and she was sent home with Hospice care.

Pippi had cancer in her eye and needed surgery for it, which she was scheduled to have, shortly before she was kidnapped.

In the years they had her, not only did they torture her, but her cancer went untreated and spread to her brain.

By the time she was returned to us, her cancer had reached an inoperable state, so we knew she did not have much time left.

Had her cancer been treated, back when she was a toddler, she probably would have reach adulthood.

She died only 8 months after her return.

Another child, to cry out from the grave, for Etiole's vengeance upon her murderers. Another victim of evil men, who will stoop to no ends, to bury the crimes they committed 50 years ago.  Drug lords. Opium growers. Heroine dealers. Selling little girls 4 to 8 years old for sex to priests. They only care about money.

All hail the mighty tourist ass. Millions come to Old Orchard Beach every year, for one thing and one thing only: heroine. They sell their drugs to the tourists under the pier and off the balconies of that giant motel. Than drag little girls to the bedrooms of the condominiums on Smithwheel Road, behind the school. And any child who dares open their mouth and beg for help, gets tossed in the GooseFare Brooke Ravine.

Bastard drug lords. They've been doing this for 50 years, and the town hall and the police department, turn a blind eye to it, because they get paid $6million a year to not report it to the newspapers, when the body of another child washes down the ravine, into the gulley to be spit out in the ocean. No fewer than 5 bodies are found every summer, but how often does it get in the news?

The corruption of this fucking town needs to end.

Yet another dead at the hands of these criminals who run our town.

How long will the residents continue to turn a blind eye to what is happening in our town.

How many more children will you let them kill, before you stand up to them?

Another child is dead and no one in this town cares. So long as they get their money from the tourists. The blood of another murdered child screams from the graves, begging for justice. Tick tock, tick tock, so begins, yet another of Etiole's 7 year clocks.

This is why there were no/to few streams from May 2020 until now.

May 2020, after 4 years of not hearing from them at all, the FBI returned with a lead, which led to Pip's discovery a few weeks later in August.

Because of the nature of the situation, I could not talk about it, to tell you why streams had stopped.

The kidnappers, were enraged that we had recovered Pip, and that is when the attacks started up again on my home and family September 2020.

Pip's condition continued to grow worse, and she died April 5, 2021.

She was only 10 years old.

This is what it means, to not be white in America.

White men, won't even give a child the chance to grow up.

This is what white people do, to none white families like mine.

We are Gypsies with Jewish blood, for that alone we are hunted like animals.

What the men of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, did to my family, will never be forgotten or forgiven.

#If you have any information on the kidnappers or the murders...

#FBI Agent Andy Drewer out of the Portland, Maine FBI office is in charge of the of the April 10, 2015 kidnapping of my 12 children by 14 Ku Klux Klan men who invaded our home and the subsequent May 15, 2015 murder of 10 of the 12 whom had their heads nailed to my front door. If you have information about the case, give it to him not me. He can be reached @ +1-(207)-774-9322 

Have you forgot the extent of the damage these people did, all because, they wanted to dig up my land and removed bodies buried there, before my house builders found that barrel of bones?

Have you forgotten that 7 town hall workers, 5 public works men, a blond woman, her bald son, and her red haired sister Kendra, and 14 police officers, all lead by a man they referred to as "Mark who needs no last name" were the ones 

I name every one of them, except for the ring leaders: blond woman, her bald son, her sister Kendra, and her husband "Mark who needs no last name". I don't know who those 4 are. I'd never seen any of them, other than the Kendra woman before, and I only knew her fro her attacks beating me up at Panera in 2009, 2010, and 2013.

I can name every one of the others, because all I have to do is go to the Old Orchard Beach town hall and police department website, and their are their faces.

With the exception of blond woman, her bald son, her sister Kendra, and her husband "Mark who needs no last name", every one else involved was government official who works for the state of Maine vis the Old Orchard Beach Town Hall, the Old Orchard Beach Police Department, or the Old Orchard Beach Public Works.

And what exactly did they do?

August 8, 2013 they drove a backhoe over my house. That same backhoe drove over my previous house on the same land April 2007. That same backhoe drove over my poultry barn and horse stables July 2001. July 2001 was the first attack.

March 2015 was the the massive attack, with an entire fleet of trucks, and drove over the Church of the Holy Rhinstone, a church that stood on my land, my garage which is why I no longer have a garage to put my car in, my 2 sheds both of which had my tractors and other garden/crop machinery in them at the time. And of course the razing of the land, the cutting down of the apple orchard - the VERY apple orchard planted in 1530 that this town was named after... he actual "old orchard" of Old Orchard Beach... the very original trees - huge massive apple trees over 400 years old. The grape vineyards, the cherry trees, the pears trees. 

April 10, 2015, they returned, 4 police officer held me a gun point, while 10 other police officers held my children down with long poles with metal wire strangle loops on the end, and beat their faces in with cinder block bricks, knocking out every one of their teeth, breaking their jaws... POLICE OFFICERS DID THAT... while men they referred to as "Mark who needs no last name" and "Dan" stood there and told the police officers what to do, how to beat them, while "Mark who needs no last name" boldly bragged that he paid the Old Orchard Beach police $6million dollars to do this.

May 15, 2015... the heads, hands, feet, and intestines of my children were nailed to my door. Later that same day police officer W. W. came to my home begging for forgiveness and claimed that men he referred to only as "Mark and Dan" were holding his beloved mother-in-law hostage and torturing her, and he helped in the April 10, 2015 attack, only to save her life and get her back. He claimed he had no prior knowledge of what was going to happen, claiming that he'd been told they were only going to "scare" us. He said he had not expected anyone to get hurt, he had not known my children would be tortured and kidnapped, he had not known they were going to be murdered. He said he was scared for his life and lives of his family. And he said: "They form a small army, our department doesn't have enough man power to stop them, and every one in this town is too scared to fight back. You don't know what's going on. And I think they mixed you up with someone else. They didn't know you were the owner of this land. They didn't know that was your motorhome. They thought someone else owned this place. It wasn't even your family they were after. You were the wrong target. You don't know who these people are. What they've done to our families. This is the actual Mafia. The real deal. I'm so sorry. This is the address they sent us to. But they had a different name as the owner. This wasn't supposed to happen. They were after someone else. I'm so sorry. I couldn't let my family died. And now yours is dead instead. This wasn't supposed to happen."

June 19, 2016... I did a very specific livestream. You see... A., D., B., and T. in the 1970s and 1980s, were in the habit of dragging big black trash bags into the forest, crossing my land to do it, and dumping those bags into the Goosefare Brook Ravine. In 1983, 3 snuck into Etiole's swamp and planted 3 acres of Marijuana. Someone found it and called the police, I don't know who... it was Maine's largest drug raid for decades. Many, many millions in plants where dug up and removed from Etiole's swamp. A few weeks later A, & D,s 10 year old daughter ran into my yard, touched my car on a dare from other children - the 1964 Dodge 330 former Old Orchard Beach police car, known by Stephen King fans as the REAL Christine, The World's Most Haunted Car... than jumped her bike, and sped down the road, as fast as she could, head on into a car coming the other way. She died instantly, he brain shattered all over the end of my driveway, and her mother A responded by the Battle of 458 - the biggest mass shooting ever in Maine history, that ended up with 3 Gypsy clans and 2 police departments, in a shoot out between 70+ adults all armed with guns. One of my cousins, an 8 year old boy, standing 3 feet from me, had his eye shot out by one of the bullets. While A ran around the street screaming: "FOUR! FIVE! EIGHT!" than shot another child. 

"FOUR! FIVE! EIGHT!" than shoot another child. 

"FOUR! FIVE! EIGHT!" than shoot another child. 

THOSE are the 31 children, whose bones were sawed up and tossed into the GooseFare Brook Ravine... yes, that DOES mean, police officers KNEW those children were there and covered it up.  And I witnessed that entire event.

And THAT is WHY... when police officers murdered my family in 2015, I did a livestream, walking to the ravine, to show the world, where those bones were... because I'm sick and tired of the police corruption in this fucking town, and those sawed up bones of 31 children are PROOF of what this town government is like.... as are the heads of my children that were nailed to my door.

At the end of The Battle of 4-5-8... A. took 2 gas cans and poured them all over the big dome house, than set a match to it, and no one knew, why when she did her brother B., started running, jumped in his robin egg blue truck and backed down the driveway, hit Portland Ave doing 70 and didn't stop driving until the high speed chase caught him in CT... oh but we knew before he was out of sight, why he started running... the dome house went up like Hiroshima into a mushroom cloud that could be seen across the entire state... turns out there was a Meth lab in that house.

June 19, 2016... the livestream of the bones went viral, it's what made my YouTube channel suddenly explode overnight... and police officer W.W. upset, by the fact that, the livestream included the entire police call and response, and that response was to laugh and do nothing... fed up with the corruption in his department, he forwarded that livestream VOD to the FBI, and the FBI arrived in Old Orchard Beach, to dig up the Reclaim Blueberry Plains, and all hell broke lose in this town, as most of the police officers suddenly found themselves arrested. An entire new police force from out of state was brought in to replace the long time officers who had proven they could be trusted to uphold the law. Many town hall officials and public works employees also found themselves arrested by the FBI.

June 26, 2016... barely a week later... the blond woman and the red haired Kendra woman showed up at my workplace, Scarborough WalMart, and tried to kill me, yet again... these are the same 2 woman who attacked me with golf clubs at Southern Maine Community College November 14, 2013... they left dead in 2013, I was paralized for 5 months. It took me 18 months to relearn to walk. I was out of the wheel chair, and I was without a walker, I was without a cane. I had almost fully covered from their November 14, 2013 attack with golf clubs... June 26, 2016, this time they attacked with shopping carts, and I'm now crippled for the rest of my life. They shattered 3 vertebra this time and it can't be operated on. I had to relearn to walk a second time, and I'm not yet recovered now in 2021. In 2013 they drove away in the 4 door white pickup truck. In 2016 they drove away in a gold Volvo SUV station wagon.

That blond woman and her red haired Kendra sister, they are wanted by the FBI for attempted murder of me and they are also wanted in questioning for being suspected of also being the murderers of my children.

I don't know who these 2 women are.

The blond woman shows up my driveway frequently, screaming and yelling, sometime accompanied by a small child, about 5 years old, that she pulls behind her in a red radio flyer wagon. She looks to be about 60 or 70. She often wears a denim button down shirt and jeans. She's prone to yelling at passing cars, while pointing up my driveway, and saying: "There's EelKat, she tried to kill my husband."

I've never tried to kill anyone, so accusation is baffling at best.

She seems to think I know who she is, and has made the claim, that "I was that brat in school"... the red haired Kendra woman, sometimes with her, claims to be her sister, also appears to be 60 to 70 and also seems to think I know who she is, and frequently says: "You bullied me in school, but no more, I'm Kendra SilverMander it's my turn to shine."

They BOTH make the claim they went to school with me, and yet, I never went to school, a well documented fact... because I'm the child the FBI rescued what the news media called "Maine's House of Horrors". I was locked in a cage when I was 8 years old. I was let out on Sundays, to go to church, and not allowed to speak or make eye contact with anyone, and this was only done infrequently, whenever church goers asked what happened to that girl you had". I was 31 years old when the FBI arrived, because of Heaven's Gate having killed 39 people, and my uncle being one of the members and self proclaiming himself as the leader of Heaven's Gate after Applewhite's death. The FBI was investigating the murder of 39 people in California, and had no idea they'd find children in cages in Maine as a result.

So you see, when the blond woman and her Kendra sister, make the claim they went to school with me and I was the class bully who beat them up, this is easily proven false, because the time period when I should have been in school, I was locked in a cage, being tortured by my sadistic uncle Bruce.

Also, they are in their late 60s to mid 70s... making them older than my parents, so how could I have been in school with them, even if I had gone to school? At best I would have been starting pre-school the year they would have been graduating high school.

These things they say about school, only further agrees with what police officer W. W. said May 15, 2015, when he made the claim, they had gotten me mixed up with someone else.

July 2016, a month after the shopping cart attack... yet another Old Orchard Beach police officer arrived, this one accompanied by 2 Biddeford officers, who had been former OOB officers... these 3 officers, had a vastly eye opening story to tell me.

They had been called to Old Orchard Beach, to my farm, to arrest me, a call made to them, by a man named Mark, whom one of these officers, claimed was his brother in law. This Biddeford officer, said he requested to transfer ot of Old Orchard Beach department years ago, because his sister (whom he claimed he suspected, but could not prove was the blond woman whom had attacked me at WalMart) was quote "trying to control the town" he said "treats Old Orchard Beach like a dynasty, thinks she's a duchess, has severe mental disorders, and thought she could buy the police department". He went on to say, she got in with the real Mafia years ago and went to her head, and now she thinks she IS the Mafia and most of Old Orchard Beach's business owners, especially the motel owners are scared shitless of her, because they believe her claim to be Mafia. He went on to say, she's not Mafia, but she's good at convincing people she is and stated "I wouldn't murder beyond her. She'd do it just to prove she is Mafia." He said he transferred out of OOB department to Biddeford department because he was fed up with how easy it was for her to get every officer to do anything she asked. He said "the corruption in that department runs deep; don't cross her or any officer she controls; they WILL kill you and every around you. You don't know who her husband is. He doesn't just control that town, he controls half the state."

What he was telling me was bizarre on extremes, but even more bizarre was the live feed radio call, that he had me listen too, as it was happening, on my farm in Old Orchard, while I was at my dad's house in Biddeford.

He said: "The Old Orchard Department called me, asked me to come over here. Buddy Will wanted to prove you were not in Old Orchard and that Mark has you mixed up with someone else. That fucking bastard is crying wolf and trying to frame you, we can prove it right now. We are fucking fed up WolfBoy."

He turned on his radio, so I could hear. A what I heard... a man whose voice I do not recognize, yelling at a Officer W.W. and saying: 

"That is Wendy, arrest her now! That is EelKat. She tried to kill me."

While officer W.W. and another officer, told the man: "his isn't Wendy. We have officers with her right now. Who tried to kill you? Wendy? Or THIS woman right here?"

"This woman right here! This is EelKat I tell you! Arrest her! What do you think I pay you for! You aren't allow to defy me! I own this town! You are my slaves. I command you to arrest her!"

W.W.: "This isn't EelKat. This isn't Wendy. I've known her for years. And right now, she's on the other side of the state. With 3 officers, listening to you right now. You are NOT the law. We've had it with you. You don't own me. And you've mixed her up with someone else. You've been harassing the wrong damned person. You dare call us about Wendy ever again, and I will personally arrest you for false reports, than I'll tell them everything. You'll never see the outside a prison for the rest of your life when I get done with you. You fucking leave this woman alone. You destroyed her life, because you couldn't tell her apart from someone else."

I used to aqua jog, mountain climb, horseback riding, and I hiked 13 miles a day. And in the blink of an eye, that lifestyle was taken away, and every day was struggle, just to sit up and breath, with no hope of ever walking again. I defied doctors. It's been 8 years and I can move around the house by holding on to things and I now can walk again, at the moment only short distances outside with a cane, and the hope is to continue to improve. I still have a long road of recovery ahead. But I'm walking again, something that 8 years ago, doctors said would never happen. 

My farm was razed.

My family was murdered.

I was 5 months paralysed, and had to relearn to walk. It was 8 years ago and I'm not yet fully recovered due to 3 inoperable vertebrae and hip dysplasia. November 14, 2013, 10PM, at WalMart, while putting bags of groceries in the back seat of my car, I was attacked by 3 rapists armed with metal golf clubs, who left me parallelized, in a wheel chair, broken spine, broken hip, broken pelvis, broken knees, serve nerve damage to my left side limiting the use of my left hand, my bladder incontinent from nerve damage, they left me for dead, and I had doctors telling me I would never walk again.

There's more that has happened. A lot more. The thousands of gallons of sewage they pumped into my motorhome in 2015. The cats. the Ptarmagin cats. World famous groups of cats. You remember them. If so, you remember what these people did to those cats. Poisoned. All dead the same day. 12 cats. Dead to what the vet described as: "enough poison to kill a great dane". My horse, she had her head beat in with a rock. My bantam roosters... 70 pet roosters, hung by their necks in rope nooses in my rose bushes.

All because this man, this mystery Mark, whose last name seems to be known to the police but is still unknown to me and man whom I've never seen or met - he keeps his face covered whenever he shows up... mistook me for someone else... and police officers and town hall workers and public work employees.

Welcome to Old Orchard Beach... this is NOT the way life should be, you know it.

What these people did to me, should never have happened, and according to the police, it's been happening for 50+ years to hundreds of people, hundreds of families, in this town, and every one is too scare to talk about it or fight back to stop it. That NEEDS to change.

The corruption in our town, needs to stop... but it won't end, until every last person who is being harassed by these people stand up, put their foot down, and say enough is enough, we ain't gonna take this any more.

We the people of Old Orchard Beach need to take back our town.

NOTE: Chat is set to emote only on my Twitch channel and my personal contact information has been removed from my website and every place else, due to the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of false reports of "information", along with vile hateful memes about the murder of my family being sent to me by trolls who think mocking the murder of my family is funny.

FBI Agent Andy Drewer out of the Portland, Maine FBI office is in charge of the of the April 10, 2015 kidnapping of my 12 children by 14 Ku Klux Klan men who invaded our home and the subsequent May 15, 2015 murder of 10 of the 12 whom had their heads nailed to my front door. If you have information about the case, give it to him not me. He can be reached @ +1-(207)-774-9322 

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YouTube Vlogging vs SBI Content Creation & How To Embed Videos

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YouTube Vlogging vs SBI Content Creation & How To Embed Videos

What should I use to put video on my site?

What should I use to put video on my site?

 #1390535  by Judith from 
 17 Jan 2018 10:35

Hi Everyone

I don't think this should be so difficult, but I find it very, very confusing and frustrating.

I have had a Youtube account for years. I have uploaded several videos but find Youtube hard to edit with. I have read through and tried to follow the instructions given here ... ditor.html but my YT account looks different. 

I uploaded a couple of videos to Vimeo yesterday to see what it was like. But I cannot do any editing without paying, right? Or can you do video editing with Vimeo? It is not that expensive for the first upgrade so I wouldn't mind, but I would like to know what I can do first, their info doesn't seem that clear. Or is Vimeo just for video sharing?  

I should say what I would like to do, then maybe some of you can give me a little advise:

1. Do some snipping.
2. Add text.
3. Add background music or voice over.
4. Brighten things up as I have a Sony Handycam that takes rather dark video.
5. Embed on my site and share on social, FB in particular.
6. When video ends, ideally display more of my own videos.

Any suggestions would so be appreciated. Thank you!


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YouTube Vlogging vs SBI Content Creation & How To Embed Videos

I've never used Vimeo so I can't comment on that, because I know nothing about it. 

But I have 2,000+ videos uploaded on my YouTube account (I'm a daily vlogger and sporadic gamer & booktuber) and all of them embedded on my pages on my site, so I can tell you what it is I personally do and maybe that'll help you out?

I'm recording and uploading videos daily, been doing it for a few years now, so I've got quite a bit of equipment I'm working with that contributes to things like sound and lighting when it's recording. Plus I've got this whole big office that has a monster state of the art gaming rig computer with capture cards and recording equipment all set up for YouTube gaming and streaming and stuff like that. So, I'm doing YouTube kind of as a full-time side job, in addition to my content writing on SBI which is my full-time "day job". so my YouTube situation is a bit different then, if I was just making a few videos here and there. 

YouTube gaming is a bit different then making videos to go with articles, So, I'm possibly working with equipment and methods that you have no intention of getting into, and thus, this info, might be, not helpful for your situation? I don't know.

But yeah, I'll tell you what it is I do, and maybe it'll help you out. I'm not sure how much of this would translate into info you are actually looking for. But here it goes...

>>I have uploaded several videos but find Youtube hard to edit with. I have read through and tried to follow the instructions given here ... ditor.html but my YT account looks different. 

YouTube just did a MAJOR site change overhaul in October 2017, they just did another smaller one January 19, 2018 (2 days ago) and they said another one is coming up in February 2018, so the SBI how to, is probably out of date now.

The YouTube Editor, used to do all kinds of cool stuff and, last time I used it, they had removed most all of the options and was only just very basic, only letting you, cut pieces out of your video, and saving it as a shorter video.

For the longest time I thought I had to edit my videos with YouTube Editor, and so my oldest videos are pretty poor quality as a result, and I didn't realize how poor quality they were until I discovered how to edit videos with video editing software. Now I look back at my old videos and wonder: "WOW! Why did anyone start following me for those? The quality is terrible! Why didn't I know how bad these were!"   

I do all my editing now on a seperate video editing program that I bought.

>>Do some snipping.

>>Add text.

>>Add background music or voice over.

>>Brighten things up as I have a Sony Handycam that takes rather dark video.

All of those things can be done with VideoPad. It's the program I use. It's a very user friendly/beginner friendly video editing program. It does all kinds of special effects, fade ins, and stuff too. If you really get into the more advanced settings, you can create all these amazing moving graphic effects in the background... once I discovered I could make my videos look like a 1970s pop art psycodellicsquirl gong on behind me in the video... and went wild with that for a while. Then I found out I could do picture in picture, ad facecams to my video game plays... you can stack image onto image 12 layers deep, and the audio onto audio 12 layers deep. Then you can slap in text, stickers, emojis. gifs, whatever you what.

The basic stuff is very basic and simple to learn. Once you get used to the basic stuff, it's got all kinds of advanced stuff you can learn by playing around with the settings. (I have so much fun playing with the settings on this program. I used to make videos at random before I got this program, than after I start recording EVERYTHING my dog walking, my fish, my hamster, cars driving by... just totally random stuff, just so I could see what I could do with editing them.)

I've used it to make all of my videos since around August 2016. Before that I was just using the Windows Media Editor that was on my laptop (Windows 7, I think it was? I've got a different computer now Windows 10 and Windows Media Editor is not on it). You can really see the difference in video quality between my old videos and newer videos.

It does all sorts of compressing and decompressing, and changing video speeds and HD quality, audio quality, and just everything. Very detailed. You start out with a good quality video and end up with a great quality video, just from tweaking a few settings. Before I bought that program, I had no idea I could do that type of improvements to me videos.

I think I paid $49 for it? Something like that.

It had a free 30 day trial of the FULL program (access to EVERYTHING) (no credit cards required, it just expires once the 30 days it up and you can delete it off your computer if you decide not to buy it)

It basically does everything Sony Vega does (for $800 less - I don't know why Sony Vega cost so much - It's not worth the price tag)

The thing I like about the NCH company, is it's a one guy operation, and he's a magor super geek who's devoted his entire life to these video and photo editing programs he makes. (There are I think 4 other programs). He sends out monthly fixes and updates. And if you ever run into a problem, you click the help button in the program and it sends a message to him directly, and with 48 hours the developer himself is right on top of the problem. You can contact him via support email or support forum, and, just like Ken here on SBI, he's right there to answer your questions and take you step by step through the issue until the problem is fixed. And if it's a problem with the program, he jumps right on finding it, fixing in, and updating the whole system for everyone, not just you. I've never seen a dev so devoted to his software program before. This guy is amazing. (I ran into a problem with the program last year, I was stunned by the devs super on top of it response. Definitely one of the best customer service experiences I've ever had with any company anywhere.)

But yeah. I love VideoPad. I tried several other video programs as well, Videopad is the one I ended up sticking with. It had the easiest learning curve for me. I found most of the others to be too technical and over my head. This one was just much more user friendly for someone like me who knows absolutely nothing about video editing.

>>Brighten things up as I have a Sony Handycam that takes rather dark video.

If you are planning to make videos on any sort of regular daily/weekly basis, you'll want to get a vlogging camera:

Vlogging Camcorder: Canon Vixia HF r700

If you don't know what this is... this camera is designed by YouTube vloggers and made SPECIFICALLY FOR YOUTUBE VLOGGERS!!!! Yay! 

It's the cheapest (inexpensive low cost) high end vlogging camera out there. Costs around $300 (as opposed to the ones which cost around $2,000)

Suggestions, if you did go with this camera:

Definitely get the biggest memory card you can for this. You don't want to be recording for 12 hours and have a card that won't hold 12 hours of footage!

This thing is a battery hog. The battery only lasts about 2 hours tops. I highly recommend you buy 2 EXTRA battery chargers and a minimum if 5 SPARE battery packs (so you have 6 batteries total, giving you 12 hours of battery charge).

It's the top of the line "entry level budget priced camera". Typically goes for only around $350 to $500, depending on the seller and if it comes with "extras" or not. You can sometimes find it used on eBay for about $250.

The price of this has just recently come down, due to the new release of this same camera on an "updated model" (mine is the 57Xzoom edition; they have just released a 70Xzoom). Now that the new 70x edition is out, the 57x edition can usually be found discounted to around $200 to $250 is you shop around a bit. My boyfriend paid $250 for it on eBay - new, never opened, so he basically paid half-price for it.

Each extra battery costs around $30; if you are persistent, you can find deals of "buy a charger and a battery and get a 2nd battery free". I ended up getting 2 chargers and 4 extra batteries for only $60, by spending time to look for deals like this instead of paying full price.

This is a vlogging camer-corder. It does not take photographs, it's strictly a video cam. It's made to fit in the palm of your hand, has hand straps on it to attach it to your wrist for easy carrying while vlogging as you walk/hike/jog

It has a flip screen that flips to any angle, up, down, front, back, side-ways, or tucks into the side if you want to record without the screen open.

BEST FEATURE: Continuous non-stop vlogging. This camera is currently the only camera made that records continuously, for 12 hours non-stop (I tested it to see if it really did, and yes, it really does - yes, I did make a 12 hour long vlog just to test this feature  LOL!) Other cameras shut off automaticly at 15, 30, or 45 minutes depending on the camera.

Additional Info: I don't use a mic; just use whatever came with the camera

Anyways, if you are having trouble recording and you plan to do a lot of recording... you DEFINITELY want to look into this camera

My boyfriend is a professional photographer, so, we've got dozens of camera (including that $2k one I mentioned earlier, the one with a $10k lens) .

Do not go for one of the expensive cameras for YouTube. Not worth it! They overheat. They have short record times. They are heavy and bulky. They have poor battery quality.

The Canon Vixia HF r700, is small, lightweight, amazing zoom, it doesn't overheat, you can it in your pocket. 12 hour record time. Absolute #1 best camera out there for making YouTube videos. If you start looking for a good camera for making YouTube videos, that's the one to go with. 

>>Embed on my site and share on social, FB in particular.

With YouTube, under the video, beside the title, next to the like/dislike buttons, it says "share". When you click that a pop-up opens and shows you several social network icons. You just click the icon, and YouTube sends the video to your social media page.

The current options are: 

>>Blogger (shares it as a video embedded post to your BlogSpot/Blogger blog), 
>>Reddit (you can share directly to your profile, so you don't have to spam subs with videos), 
>>FaceBook (you can share to your profile, or to any page you manage, or any group you are a member of and or manage)
>>LiveJournal (shares it as a video embedded post to your LJ blog), 
>>Pinterest (shares the video thumbnail)
>>email (to send it via your email)

I use all of those except StumbleUpon and email.

They used to let you share to Tumblr and Delicious as well, but both those options were removed in the big site update they did in October 2017.

The Tumblr shares are being deactivated EVERYWHERE, so I think it's something Tumblr is doing, even here on SBI's social sharing block, the Tumblr share option is no longer active (and I'm not sure if SBI is even aware of it yet, as the icon is still there, but when you try to share a page on an SBI site, you now get an automated error message directly from Tumblr saying sharing is no longer available). Over on Shareaholic and AddThis, the Tumble share buttons are disabled as well, so it's not just YouTube that stopped it. When I went to Tumblr to see what was going on, they gave me a message saying they were "looking into it" and suggested it was an error on their end.

Under the share icons, you will see 2 more options you can click on:


Copy, copies the link url to your clipboard, so you cam manually make your own html code for it.

embed, gives you an already premade embed code that you just copy, and then paste as it, into your SBI site via an html block.

I used to just use the standard embed code that YouTube gives you, however, I discovered that if you have more then 2 videos on a page it slows down load time of the page significantly. (Most of my BookTube pages, have 10 or more videos embedded, depending on how many chapters were in the book I'm reading, because I read one chapter per video, and a long novel, could have 20 or more chapters, meaning that set of videos would be 20 videos long, thus 20 videos would be embedded on the page!)

So, in searching around for an option that wouldn't slow up load times of my SBI site, I found a java code that grabs the thumbnail from your video and loads that on your page, but does not load the video, UNLESS the person clicks on the thumbnail, and THEN the video loads. 

It's a bit more complicated to set it up, but once you have it on your site, it's super easy to embed your videos on future pages. (Full complete instructions and info written by the code's creator on how to use it can be found here: ... eds/27941/ )

First you need to take this code:



    /* Light YouTube Embeds by @labnol */
    /* Web: */

        function() {
            var div, n,
                v = document.getElementsByClassName("youtube-player");
            for (n = 0; n < v.length; n++) {
                div = document.createElement("div");
                div.setAttribute("data-id", v[n];
                div.innerHTML = labnolThumb(v[n];
                div.onclick = labnolIframe;

    function labnolThumb(id) {
        var thumb = '<img src="">',
            play = '<div class="play"></div>';
        return thumb.replace("ID", id) + play;

    function labnolIframe() {
        var iframe = document.createElement("iframe");
        var embed = "";
        iframe.setAttribute("src", embed.replace("ID",;
        iframe.setAttribute("frameborder", "0");
        iframe.setAttribute("allowfullscreen", "1");
        this.parentNode.replaceChild(iframe, this);


    .youtube-player {
        position: relative;
        padding-bottom: 56.23%;
        /* Use 75% for 4:3 videos */
        height: 0;
        overflow: hidden;
        max-width: 100%;
        background: #000;
        margin: 5px;
    .youtube-player iframe {
        position: absolute;
        top: 0;
        left: 0;
        width: 100%;
        height: 100%;
        z-index: 100;
        background: transparent;
    .youtube-player img {
        bottom: 0;
        display: block;
        left: 0;
        margin: auto;
        max-width: 100%;
        width: 100%;
        position: absolute;
        right: 0;
        top: 0;
        border: none;
        height: auto;
        cursor: pointer;
        -webkit-transition: .4s all;
        -moz-transition: .4s all;
        transition: .4s all;
    .youtube-player img:hover {
        -webkit-filter: brightness(75%);
    .youtube-player .play {
        height: 72px;
        width: 72px;
        left: 50%;
        top: 50%;
        margin-left: -36px;
        margin-top: -36px;
        position: absolute;
        background: url("//") no-repeat;
        cursor: pointer;



So, you take that code, copy the ENTIRE thing (it's a huge code) and page it into the site-wige/global header of your SBI site (found on every one of your pages.)

Do not edit anything it that code. Just paste it as is. You can forget this code is there once you've added it. You'll never have to do anything with it again for any videos after embedded the first video.

Make sure you paste it into the "Sitewide" head, and NOT the "This page only" head.

Then, on the page you want the video to appear, add an html block to the spot you want the video to load.

Now copy this code:


<center><div class="youtube-player" data-id="0000000"></div><br></center>


And paste that code in the html box.

Next save that block as a reusable box, called "YouTube Embed Template"

Clone it. Then delete the reusable block from your page and now edit the code in the cloned version.

Now, this code you'll need to edit, because it needs to be able to know what video to display on your page.

So now you go to your YouTube account, and depending on which part of your dashboard you are in, YouTube will give you a url that looks like this:



or this:



You see that random string of numbers at the very end of both these options? That is the part of the url you need.

That code is different for every video, so you need to go to each video you want to embed and get the number set that is specific to that particular video.

In this example, I'm using one of my own videos.

The next step is to copy that random string of numbers at the end of the url YouTube gave you, in this case it is:


(it'll be a different number on your video)

Now you go to the code you pasted in the html block.

Do you see that string of 0s?


Delete that string of zeros, and replace it with the string of letters and numbers YouTube gave you.

So that it goes from looking like this:


<center><div class="youtube-player" data-id="0000000"></div><br></center>


To now looking like this:


<center><div class="youtube-player" data-id="6wSDtQHWXDY"></div><br></center>


Now save/build your page. Go look at the finished page and you'll see the video embedded on your SBI page.

If you've done the steps correctly, on the finished page, that code will look like this:

If you have done any of these steps incorrectly, it will instead look like this:


All of that was steps you had to take the FIRST time, you embed a video on you site, using this method. 

Like I said, the first one is a bit complicated and has a lot of steps, but AFTER that first videos is there, the 2nd video and all videos after that, are super easy and almost instant to add.

Here's what you will do for all future videos after the first one.

Build your SBI pages as usual. When you get to the place where you want to embed a video, drag the reusable block to that spot. Search your library for "YouTube Embed Template". Click "Clone this block"

Deleted the 0000000. Get the string of numbers from your video (the one that looked like this: 6wSDtQHWXDY ) and paste in place of the 0000000.

Build your page as usual.

Now you are done embedding your 2nd video. 

Repeat this step for all future videos.

>>When video ends, ideally display more of my own videos.

YouTube has a thing called "End Cards" you can use that to add upto 4 of your other videos to the last 20 seconds of you video.

So that it doesn't cover up the video content. what I did with mine was to create a 30 second long "outro" (a quick clip of images and music, that plays after the video is done), and while editing my video, I drop that at the end, so the video cuts out and that starts playing.

Now Upload the finished video file to YouTube. Then after the video is uploaded, in your YouTube dashboard, you go to "Edit" then "end screens & annotations" for that video and just follow YouTube's instructions to add 4 of your videos to the end of your video. Save. 

Then when people watch the video, when it ends, you're outro will start playing, then the 4 videos appear for viewers to click on.


So, that's me and what I do.

Not sure if any of that is actually helpful to you and your situation or not. Hopefully some of this info is useful for you.

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