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3 Expert Tips For Aspiring Blind Videomakers

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“You don’t have to be great to start making videos on YouTube, but you do have to start making videos in order to be great!”

~Sam Seavey, The Blind Life

3 Expert Tips For Aspiring Blind Videomakers

Have I got a treat for you today! Recently I had the pleasure of meeting one of my favorite YouTubers, Sam Seavey of The Blind Life. During my conversation with Sam, I asked him what advice would he give to an aspiring blind videomaker and guess what? Yup, he made a video—how cool is that?

Just last week I featured one of Sam’s videos about a friend of mine, Libby Thaw. In Plane Pulling for Sight, Libby was raising money for Orbis Flying Eye Hospital. If you recall, in this post, Libby had to raise $2,500 to enter the event and I’m so happy to report she did it!!! As a matter of fact, here’s a little blurb of hers that popped up on Facebook:

Just a quick post to say that the Orbis Plane Pull event was a very moving day for me! I looked smashing, as you can see, while I mingled with the crowd. I told people that I was going to pull the plane all by myself, and asked if they’d help on the off chance I couldn’t move it. Look how many people jumped in to help!

Libby Thaw

Back To Tips For Blind Videomakers

One of my favorite pastimes is binge-watching YouTube videos. Each time I find a YouTuber who catches my attention I always come back to the same question: how? I mean seriously, every time I attempt to make the simplest of videos it becomes an all-day project. And to make matters worse it always feels forced and I choke.

So seeking some expert advice, I asked Sam for a few tips to improve my video making skills. This is what he sent for Bold Blind Beauty readers. Enjoy!

Thank you Sam!

3 Expert Tips For Aspiring Blind Videomakers Featured Image Description:

Still photo from the video of Sam holding his “Hey! I’m Walkin’ Here” Bold Blind Beauty coffee mug.

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  • Smashing Libby is decked out in Checkered Eye gear. Creative that she is, Libby made her entire outfit. From her checkered witch hat inspired headwear to her black and white checkered skirt, she looks amazing. Oh and I almost forgot she is also wearing checkered high heels.
  • Plane Pulling Team is a photo of a number of people holding onto the rope pulling the plane.
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Libby Thaw | Blind Beauty Issue 27

Blind Beauty Issue 27 Libby Thaw is pictured sitting at her sewing machine working with a black & white checkered patterned material. Full image description is in the body of the post.

Libby Thaw | Blind Beauty Issue 27

“Everybody, including people with disabilities, makes assumptions. Problems arise when we are not open to learning our assumption was wrong.” ~Libby Thaw, www.checkeredeye.com

My friend and fellow advocate Libby Thaw said the above words several years ago. Today, her quote is still one of my all-time favorites because it speaks to the heart of our humanity—judgment. Libby, founder of the Checkered Eye Project works tirelessly to expand awareness of low vision.

As people we are not immune to making assumptions or mistakes, it’s part of our DNA as humans. Through careful, honest, and frequent self-assessment we can become better people. When we take the time to learn other people’s stories, this is the first step to increasing our understanding.

Blind Beauty Issue 27 Featured Image Description:

Libby is sitting at her sewing machine working with a black & white checkered patterned material. She is wearing a black top and tortoise-framed eyeglasses while her fingers guide the material under the needle. A small portion of her short-cropped salt & pepper sassy hairstyle is seen.

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A Lil’ Inspiration #25

The Low Vision Awareness Warrior

Image is described within the body of the post.“Everybody, including people with disabilities, makes assumptions.  Problems arise when we are not open to learning our assumption was wrong.” ~Libby Thaw, www.checkeredeye.com

My beautiful friend and dedicated advocate, Libby Thaw, has taken her awareness effort to yet another level with a tattoo. Demystifying and embracing our disabilities drives out feelings of shame and we emerge victoriously!

Image: A close-up photo of Libby waving to the camera with her right hand and wearing a black sleeveless top to display her newest tattoo. Her eye chart tattoo is on her left shoulder. The letters of the eye chart spell out S.T.A.R.G.A.R.D.T.S.E.Y.E.S.

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

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I’m Doing Fine

A Song To Usher In The Weekend

I could go on and on about my friend Libby Thaw, a gifted singer, performer and all around awesome person but I’ll let the song and the article do the talking.

Checkered Eye founder commandeers Canadian music talent for awareness campaign

Picture of Libby Thaw posed seated on a chair with legs crossed in what looks like a white chamber. Libby Thaw, founder of The Checkered Eye Project has been raising awareness about the wearable symbol for 17 years and her latest inspiration came by way of a song with the hopes of further boosting understanding.

The symbol, often worn in the form of a button or a patch, indicates that its wearer, like Thaw, has low vision or vision impairment. Continue reading