Thank you for actually clicking and choosing to read this post. I realize you are very busy with your work and want to thank you for taking the time.
My name is Varun Shah, and I have been a big fan of all of your work. You may have noticed that in the past I have even contacted you both online and in person at RTX 2015 about the fact that I started a Community channel, The Know Community Channel. When I started it was because I was trying to both expand my knowledge set on video production but also because I was trying to build a portfolio of work to help me apply for internships and other learning opportunities locally. While I've applied to some work locally no one is willing to take me on without more experience under my belt. And when I have tried to apply for Internships I would either get turned away or in the case of my 4 Rooster Teeth internship applications hear nothing back for which I assume indicates I am not what the company deems competitive or what they are looking for.
While I have tried to gather feedback from people as to what more I can do, I have never been able to get a concrete answer, and I guess the idea is to keep creating, which is what I fully intend to do whether I get such an opportunity or not because it is important to me and I love doing it. I unfortunately had to stop for an extended period of time due to a personal matters and my school work, and today when I was looking to start up again I found out the Windows 10 struck again and corrupted my install of Adobe Premiere, but nonetheless I will get it back and get going no matter what.
I never had the opportunity to say to someone directly at The Know was one of my many idea pitches for The Know specifically. I wanted to make something that wasn't just a carbon copy of the news that you guys already produce well but rather create something that I thought would supplement or add to The Know Channel. It is for a video series that to me personally makes perfect sense and I can't figure out why exactly you guys haven't taken the chance to make it on your own.
The concept was pretty simple it was a "Deals of the Week" Series, that I actually put into production myself last summer. I felt that this series would hopefully build return viewership to my channel but also at the same time demonstrate one of my ideas to help unite two of RT’s main channels. While helping the community get the best prices for the games on sale that week I would also advertise game play videos from AH or the Let's Play channel that were already produced, in order to both help viewers see the game in action but also to help get views for other AH videos often older videos as well.
In this way the viewer can save money, but they could also potentially view other RT content and help generated views on those videos as well. Not only that but if the series was popular The Know could use affiliate links that would not raise the cost of any of the items it would however generate some return income from the vendor, for example Amazon, for directing traffic that purchased the title which could be used to produce more exciting content on The Know. An example of this :
I realize that my presentation skills are lacking, but I have been trying to improve the series by adding music as heard here and perhaps trying to make a more animated background. At the end of the day what I am trying to explain is that this is not a hobby or a pastime to me. I want to learn how to make better content beyond what I can review from teaching services like Lynda.com. I also want to explore working with a bigger productions. I have other ideas that sadly I find myself unable to execute with the resources I have access to. It is why I have tried so hard to get an internship opportunity because I know that there is a lot more I can learn from more experienced producers. I realize the chances are slim, but I have always believed in the philosophy failure is certain unless you are willing to put forth effort. It is why I have applied 4 times!, its why I intend to do so again, its what I made this channel, and its why even when I do other work these ideas are always on my mind. However sadly for me the window of opportunity to explore these field fully as a career is closing. I need to start looking at a career path that I can be successful in making money in even if though I lack the passion in these fields. I don't think that your work is easy or glamours all that I know is that I love it and it is important to me as both a fan and a producer. I don't want to believe that it is impossible to achieve ones dreams because clearly the entire Rooster Teeth company is proof that is not true. It is why I keep trying to push for an opportunity to prove myself. If you are even willing to take me on as community correspondent I will do so gladly or try and pitch myself in person or digitally I will. I really don't know if anyone will ever read this but I am not going to give up. I am sure someone in your past took a risk or opened a door for you that helped you get where you are today. All that I ask is that you consider doing the same for me now. Thank you again. Varun.