Tag Archive: learning


Finally!

I’m happy to share that I finally posted my first video on YouTube!  You can watch it here:

As cheesy as this might sound, I’ve really enjoyed the journey of making this first video.  I haven’t perfected anything, but it’s satisfying to have made it through the process, stumbling and learning along the way.  It just feels good to learn something and be able to apply it immediately.  

I’m also really glad that my MacBook Pro from 2006 is still doing well enough to achieve what I sought out to do.  I have an ancient version of iMovie, where I did my editing.  It stinks not being able to have more than one video clip playing side by side, but it was manageable to sync my audio.  It also took a long time to import video footage into iMovie, something around 30 min per 5 min of footage.  *sigh*  Well, if anything, I have MAD respect for those who edit film.  They are amazingly patient and have fantastic imaginations.  Editing can be so hard, but I hope to get better at it!

It was also a challenge trying to figure out how to export my video into a format that works on YouTube without losing quality.  I can only use footage in 720/30 HD because my processors can’t handle 1080.  Luckily, 720 is good enough for what I need to achieve.  When I tried to use the “Web Stream” option for exporting my video, it was crazy baaaaaaaaaad.  Those default settings were horribly outdated, but I was relieved to find that the “Expert Settings” allowed me to enter my own values.  I have to say, YouTube offers an amazing amount of resources so if you dig hard enough, chances are, you’ll find the answers you need.  It’s nice to feel like they want new YouTubers to succeed.  🙂  

All in all, the journey was a good one.  I’m already plotting what my second video will be!  Thanks for reading and please check out my video.  Let me know in the comments below if you have any suggestions for videos or any tips on how to edit.  

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What’s to come!

As I said in my previous post, I’m returning to the blogging world!  After some thought, I decided I really want this blog to be a place where I can share my thoughts on the wide variety of things I’m interested in.  I think a lot of my posts are going to be reviews, from products to recipes to movies/concerts, etc.  Every once in a while, I’ll share about a project I’m working on, whether it’s a photo project or jewelry or some DIY thing I sucker myself in to.  One thing I’ve realized lately is that the internet is a wonderful way to learn new things.  I feel like I’ve been learning from others for a while and figure, maybe I should share some of the things I’ve picked up along the way.  I’ll post my first review soon…  and by that, I mean, really soon.