Through this blog, I’ve explored different mediums. The first few posts were text only, with pictures of course. Next up were a couple of podcasts. Last by not least, tried my hand video.
Given the purpose of this blog is to share the love of quilting and that quilting is very visual, I think video is one of my favourites. It was pretty easy. I used my Olympus Pen digital camera which has a “movie” option. I also borrowed a friend’s tri-pod. This served two purposes: the camera was set up and I could then just do my thing and the camera didn’t shake around. If you think you’re going to try shooting video, I highly recommend a tri-pod or even a mono-pod would work.
I popped the sim card out of the camera and into my ultra-book. I had to download Microsoft MovieMaker. It was pretty easy to load the video there. When I filmed the tour of my sewing room, I muted the mic on my camera. My plan was to record the narration separately. In MovieMaker, I was able to record the narration right there in MovieMaker. No separate software was required so that was nice.
Video number two, where January and I discuss choosing fabric for a project, was a little more challenging. My camera puts itself to “sleep” if it hasn’t been adjusted after a certain time. Our first attempt at recording went really well. When loading the video, it was only 5 minutes long but we had talked for more than 30. The camera had shut itself off! We tried again but with some help from a cameraman who made sure it didn’t shut off.
I really wanted to edit this second video but I couldn’t figure out how to do it. Learning that is now on my list of things to do.
Expect to see more videos here as the blog continues to develop and find it’s voice.