I’ve done several videos by now and yet they still remain a full out production. I never thought to write out the process till now but what the heck? Maybe someone can tell me how to cut out a few things:
Idea is born
Write out script for idea
Learn script – but not so much that it sounds rehearsed
Buy ingredients, items, and whatever other fabulous props I’ve declared I must have
Set up studio/guest room/shared space with oversized teddy bears
Hair and make-up
Do several test “Hi’s!” - do I really sound like that?
… …Shoot clips
Mentally massage brain & chase away “If only I had a team..” thoughts
Edit video — may range from 1 hour to 12 (yes 12)
Get feedback if available
Incorporate feedback if not highly irritated by then
POST and tell myself that I will NOT do post-editing editing using YouTube’s settings because enough is enough!
Repeat after sufficient time has passed and I’ve made light of the process
I have so much admiration for people who do great home videos on a regular. Complete sincerity. It’s such a time-labouring process that I’ve only had a taste of.
A friend of mine once told me that it takes 21 days (or the equivalent time) for something to become a habit. I’m not there yet but by all things sacred, please let it be true!
Now back to editing….