I’ve been enjoying the daily process of creating a video to share what it is I’m working and learning. Although I don’t create these every day, I’ve changed the way I capture these (I used to capture them on Instagram Stories and before that, Snapchat). Now, I simply use the video camera on my phone (or on my Canon G7x Mark III camera) to create daily vignettes and pull them together on an editing software program on my phone. The more I use the app, the quicker I edit.
I’m finding that doing this every day in landscape format allows me to think about what it is that I’m capturing. Sometimes I drone on and on but other times I haven’t done enough worthy for a video to be created. It is usually because I get into a flow when I’m working that I don’t break it up with capturing what I’m doing. Other times, I capture video but when I pull it together at the end of the day, it doesn’t seem to make sense – there’s flow – there’s a lot of disjointed thoughts.
However, these need not be perfect whatsoever. After all, when you learn out loud, it HAS to be messy. I also can’t show everything because of privacy or confidential reasons so I need to be mindful of that.
I add a little bit of interest in my videos through adding video vignettes, music and stickers. I don’t need to do that but I find it a bit fun. There are days I just want to make it interesting for me and other days where I just can’t be bothered.
If anything, I’d love in the future, when I retire from work (by this stage, knock on wood, on track for another 5-6 years of working life), that I then get on a plane and just travel capturing little mini stories this way. To be fair, that’s all I want to do – somehow capture stories of people in places and countries we visit for no other purpose but just to share it with others.
I really enjoy these videos which have now become as important – if not more important than my blog. In some way, I am leaving a bit of myself out there in cyberspace. Others write books and memoirs, I have created a video album of my life and work for the last five or so years. I can see my ‘growth’ there on the screen.
Here’s some more….