Bins, Boxes & Bloopers
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