My First Vlog
Although I have made many live videos on Periscope and as co-host of That Sewing Blab, I am a relative newbie with recorded videos. I think one of the biggest differences I have noticed between live and recorded videos is that I feel like the recorded video should be shorter and more polished. This leads me to the biggest difference I have found between live video and recorded video – editing. I actually filmed this vlog a while back, but it took me quite a while to edit it. I know it will get quicker once I have a better grasp of all of the features of the editing software. Luckily I find the whole process a lot of fun; the bloopers at the end of the video will leave you in no doubt of that.
My main goals for the vlog were to:
- introduce myself. Check out my about page to learn more about me and the blog.
- talk about my Easter Spring Dress plans. As part of the Seamstress of YouTube’s Easter Spring Dress Challenge. I planned on doing style B when I shot the video but have since made style B with style C’s sleeve. I love the fabric I chose as it is lovely happy and bright and I think it has the perfect weight for the dress. See the below video to check out the fabric I chose. I have finished the dress and I am happy with it. It might take me a week to edit the footage, though. 🙂
- talk about how I see my YouTube channel progressing. Figuring out what kind of videos people would be interested in watching and videos I would find interesting to make.
Too Geeky or Not?!?
I thought for the vlog I should try to be myself. Now I am not too sure. I normally only subject my family and friends to this side of me, and I almost edited out the geekier bits, but when I watched the video without them, it seemed quite boring to me. So I am letting my geek flag fly. I would love to know what you think of the video (dial back the geekiness or not?) and my planned Easter Spring Dress (sleeves or no sleeves?).