Friday, April 29, 2016
I am finally relaxing a bit after months of writing up outlines for this new workshop, filming, and video editing. I am so very grateful for the opportunity to stretch myself a LOT during the process. I have to be honest, I was afraid of shooting the video myself, had no clue how to edit video, include music, do voice overs.... etc, etc. I have been afraid for years in fact. My last online workshop I had a professional help me and he did an amazing job. But I knew I wouldn't be able to make the venture of offering online workshops that were cost effective without learning and stretching myself. So this time I hired my son, who is taking videography in school, to help me shoot the video and teach me the basics of FinalCut Pro. I loved the process of learning something new!! As I was shooting and editing, I thought about all of you. Would what I was sharing translate on camera? I wanted the video to see what I see when I watch live demos. I want to see the details up close, watch the process, hear the instructor's explanation of their process. So that was my goal. I wanted the camera to follow my eye moments as they followed my hands across the page (Now, that will be a cool thing when a camera will have the capability to do just that effortlessly!) So during shooting I kept asking my boy, "Are you zoomed in here? Are you zoomed out now? Can you see what I am doing?..." He was patient, and always said, "Yes mom, stop worrying, I got it." I was very pleased that what I was envisioning he was able to translate! When it came time for editing, he started and then ran into other school commitments and couldn't finish... so I took over, with LOTS of questions. I loved the editing process!! Even more, it fascinating to see myself work and play. I am generally off in my little bubble and am not aware of much when I'm making art, so what a treat it was to have the opportunity to step back and see it from a different point of view!!
Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing and hearing what you have learned from my New workshop "Magic Markers." The 21 Secrets family is amazing and I feel so honored to be a part of the tribe.
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