I’ve been kind of AWOL so I thought I better pop in a post! So here’s what I’ve been doing.
I’ve been staring at the number of videos and photographs I have amassed over the years. However, I don’t actually do much with them. They sit in the depths of my computer hard drive, never to see the light of day.
After unearthing some hilarious old family videos, it got me thinking …there are times when I can’t even remember what happened last week.
I wanted to capture more of today
So I decided to do an experiment and privately vlog a week in my life. I actually managed to make a daily video from Sunday to Sunday. I think it would eventually become a bit of a burden! Trying to think of new creative ways to present your day, when the reality is that sometimes your days are pretty similar. It must be a huge challenge for YouTubers.
Though it might spur you on to try new things…
I did enjoy my little vlogging experiment, it made me appreciate the cinematic beauty in my seemingly mundane daily routines. There’s great value in seeing what your own life looks like from the outside.
What I learned from the Vlogging experiment
- I have bad posture. I knew it already but seeing with my own eyes, I’ve now started to consciously pull back my shoulders.
- There is something weirdly satisfying about watching people fill in their eyeliner. When it’s all sped up on camera it looks so cool.
- Giving a soundtrack to your life makes you seem like a drama character! So even the boring bits, like typing on your computer, seems fun!
- It doesn’t actually take too much time to shoot clips. It’s only a couple of seconds here and there. I also always thought it was hard to shoot ‘walking shots’ of yourself, but it’s really easy and quick to set up.
- I don’t understand how people vlog in public. I can’t talk to myself when there are people around.
- Editing can also be quite simple but if you have done something interesting that day, the video takes AGES. For me, it takes 2 hours max to make a 10-minute video! The intros are good but I start to flag at the end of them!
- A shaking camera is not good footage. Keeping the camera stable and shoot slowly is always the best option!
- Don’t cover the microphone
- Deers are kinda scary
Will I Continue?
If anything I may make a weekly video to summarize what I’ve done. I think it will be interesting to watch further down the line! 52 videos a year sounds doable?!
The thing I’m actually looking forward to making videos when I go traveling. I definitely would to like capture the atmosphere of Malaysia more so at least I can rewatch it back (mostly for the food if I’m honest!! bwaha).
I’m ready for my close up!
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