I’ve been struggling this week--make that this year--to get my videos done so that I can finally launch my website. These are the free-gift training videos that I send out to anyone who signs up on my website. My credit card receipt tells me that I actually started in November when I bought Screenflow, a video-editing program. Let’s just say that it is taking awhile.
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First I created outlines to organize my thoughts. Then I spent several nights creating a home studio, trying out different backgrounds. Then I learned how to add cool things like text boxes to the videos. Then I decided that I wanted the sound to be from an external microphone. Then I thought it would look better if I recorded the videos against a green screen (think weatherman) with a camcorder. YIKES! Talk about a lot of time! Not to mention the numerous versions of a powerpoint that I created that I’m not sure I’m even going to use!
Well this week I have been fighting the technology gods. I decided to record them one more time, and thought I had it all down. Needless to say, I have run into so many more issues than I anticipated. I can totally see why people hire professional videographers to make these videos. But since I am just starting out, I want to do them on my own. And I can’t really afford a videographer. Read more here.