Technology can be a fickle thing. I learned this first-hand today.
One of my goals for the year was to add more YouTube videos to our channel. We usually just upload some small random videos we take from time to time, but I wanted to change that. I wanted to add something to the channel where it had some focus. It took me a long time to decide on what topics to make videos about and I finally narrowed it down to about 5 or so. No, none of them are skits. I never liked doing skits and I don't know why teachers keep making us do it. I'm digressing.
The first new video I uploaded was a tutorial for knitting. I focused on how to start knitting on both needles and a loom. I borrowed my sisters portable webcam so I could have a good view of my hands so that people watching would be able to copy it.
The video ended up being roughly 30 minutes long. I didn't edit it at all because I wanted the videos to all be one-take. I wanted everything to be in the moment. So, after recording I went to upload the video to YouTube.....and found that there wasn't any sound. At all. I was kicking myself because I didn't test the audio at all before starting the recording process.
So I ended up recording a second version of the tutorial. It ended up being about 15 mins shorter but I added in new information and I felt more organized. I did stutter and stumbled over my words a bit but I was expecting it. I actually liked the second video better. I just wish the webcam would have worked the first time.
I don't know. As much as I like some technology it can be very fickle at times which can cause for headaches and frustration. Though it also makes me wonder why we are all so addicted to it as it is? But I'll save my opinion on that for another post.
"Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you." - Walt Whitman