Last week I said that I'd decided to make a video and so this week that is what I've been working on.
I've decided to make a video on crocheting.
I'm learning to crochet myself this year - and helping my daughter learn too. So far, I've learnt bits and pieces from lots of different tutorials and videos, with lots of practice, trial and error. I haven't found any one set of videos in particular that really worked for me - so I thought I'd make my own!
Explaining something to others helps me reinforce things in my mind and will help me consolidate my own learning - and also hopefully help others - including my daughter!
In terms of making a video - I've never done one before so this is a challenge!
I do have a small video camera - but decided that it was probably easier and better quality using my smartphone. (I use that instead of my camera now as the quality is better!)
So I found a special stand for it:
This is actually a stand for displaying a fan..
But fitted my phone perfectly!
To present the video - I decided to use Powerpoint and include the video in that, then convert the whole thing to a completed video.
So at this stage - I have made one - and put it all together - but just want the weekend to edit it and make sure I'm happy before I figure out youtube and how to put it out there!
It may not be perfect - but I'm a big believer in trying and learning as you go. When I look back at my early blog posts and tutorials, I can see how far I've progressed over time. Hopefully this is just a start with my video tutorials - and I'll learn more and make them better and better!
So - I'm pleased with my progress this week - and watch out on Tuesday for my first ever video tutorial!!
(I'll also write a post about how I made it, with links to useful info and sites that helped me!)
Hope you have a great weekend!