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Error–Another Word For Artistic Expression?

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Hall Closet with 8 Real Simple® Fabric Drawers in alternating colorsError confession —timeI am not a photographer or videographer.

Ok, so today I recorded a video about organizing and to my dismay found I don’t have a clue as to what I’m doing. So I’ve decided to just roll with it. If setting up and running a blog weren’t enough, taking pictures, shooting video, and editing both really are enough to push me over the edge.

It all began with an idea to share my love for organizing with you. I thought “why do an ordinary post when I can shoot a video?” This was my first mistake.

I knew what I wanted to talk about. Picked out not one, not two, but three locations to film and even put on a little makeup. All of this preparation for a grand total of 30 seconds in front of the camera.

Filming a couple of minutes worth of video took so long, when I began my grandson who was two, is now a grown man. At any rate, I begin in my office (an introductory piece, if you will). Next, is my hall closet followed by the dresser drawers in my bedroom.

Error? Nah, Work of Art

So here I was, “heads down” editing my piece of art. I uploaded the four clips on YouTube then set to work clipping and adding transitions. Transitions??? I can’t believe I could actually figure this one out but after spending the greater part of an hour trying to edit 2 seconds worth of video this was a piece of cake.

Thank goodness for the slow-motion control do hickey, it only took 30 minutes or so to find this helpful tool. After listening to me T-a-a-a-a-a-a-l-l-l-l-l-l-l-k-k-k-k-k-k L-i-i-i-i-i-i-k-k-k-k-k-k-e-e-e-e-e-e T-h-h-h-h-h-h-i-s-s-s-s-s-s for what seemed like an eternity I finally found the hickey do once more to reset the speed back to normal.

When I got further along in the editing process, I felt dizzy and couldn’t understand why. That is until I realized this clip was upside down. 

Now I could be upset over my miserable attempt at shooting what I hoped would at least be a sub-par video, but what’s the point? I admitted early on I’m not a videographer but with practice who knows? But until that time comes let’s just agree that my videos are an artistic expression—thank you very much!

Following are links to the storages boxes, drawer dividers, and the Ikea boxes: 

“Just because you make mistakes doesn’t mean you are one.” ~Author Unknown

12 thoughts on “Error–Another Word For Artistic Expression?

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  2. My hubby got me a Logitech web cam & I was going to use it for everything from demonstrating some of my knitting techniques to reading portions of my novel and conducting webinars, but … The screen is totally inaccessible. There are several buttons and not a one works with Jaws. It has great sound quality, but I can’t use it without sighted assistance. Enter your comment here…

    1. Hi Donna, that’s a shame about your camera. Are you aware of any accessible camera’s on the market? I was just curious. I’ve never been much of a camera person (never owned one until I started this blog). The camera I got worked okay but I wasn’t crazy about the quality of phictures. Now I just use my phone since I found a tripod on Amazon and the phone has a feature that allows me to say “shoot, capture,” and other commands.

      My biggest aggravation aside from editing pictures is editing video on YouTube.

      1. Steph, I think for now the phone is the best option. I’ve put some feelers out there about accessible webcams, but haven’t heard anything yet. Back in “the day,” I used to use a film camera, from childhood through my 30s. With my RP field restriction & light sensativity, it was often possible to get a better look at something through the pictures I took than I could at the time. I had an old Conika that had four settings for distance (portrait through infinity), and it worked pretty good. With digital, it should be easier to have something with audio feedback, but I haven’t heard of anything except the phone cameras. Great idea to use the tripod.


      2. Thanks Donna. Yeah, I know that I’ll never be a “real” photographer (I’ll leave this to the pros) but I just want my photos and hopefully someday soon, videos, to look a little sharper and less amateurish. It is a little challenging since I can’t really trust my eyesight but then this is where I can lean on my artistic expression.

  3. You did a great job on your video! I just commented over there.


    1. Awe, thank you Theresa!!

  4. I can completely relate to this post! I did a couple of straight Youtube videos but found it took up too much time. Periscope makes it a bit easier, however it’s live so it is what it is. You did a nice job.

    1. Thank you Glenda.

  5. Now you’re talking my speed. I really like the drawer organizers. I have to look into them.


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