Hello friends! Just about two weeks ago I released my first ever craft video (as seen below). This was a very exciting moment for me and I have been overwhelmed by the positive responses, reviews and feedback I have already received thus far. I have created my own YouTube channel to which you can subscribe and follow me, so that you never miss a video. However, all of my videos will also be posted on a new "video" highlight tab right here on my website. This way you will have an easier point of reference should you ever choose to re-watch a video or need a reminder about something you saw me create. If you look at the very top of the page across the title line, you will now see "videos" sandwiched between "gallery" and "contact."
Honestly, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy creating videos has been using iMovie (right on my iPhone).
I have ZERO experience and I was able to figure it out fairly easily. I had my own personal lists of "do's and don'ts" when it came time to creating videos. For instance:
DO: Be clear and precise.
DO: Keep it simple and to the point.
DO: Have clean hands/nails/desk.
DON'T: Use "ummm", "ahhhh," wait a minute, hang on, etc.
DON'T: Have other interactions going on in the background (radio, tv, cats running around, etc.)
DON'T: Have flappy talking hands.
I feel confident that in my first video I achieved all of these, so I consider that in and of itself, a success! To hold my phone while I am film, I am using the Arkon "Remarkable Creators" Mount, which came highly recommended for crafters, bakers and nail artists. It is set up permanently on my desk in a location where it doesn't have to be moved, so it is readily accessible. I film each video in sections so that I can edit/delete/speed up various parts of the video rather than the entire clip and then I go back and merge them all together. This also helps eliminate the need for deleting the entire video and starting over too! Once the video is complete, I then draft a script (no, I don't fly by the seat of my pants here)! A script helps me eliminate fumbling for words, or miscellaneous random conversations that no one wants to hear. So far, the most challenging part has been finding a quiet location in my house to do the voiceover, so that you don't hear my cats screaming at me for their tenth meal of the day! Yes, Guinness would eat ALL DAY LONG if I let him. . .
It has been a fun learning experience for me and I hope YOU have enjoyed these videos. I look forward to what I might create and you'll see a new video up tomorrow!
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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