Now before you watch, I would like to make a tiny little disclaimer. Although this part has been quite a challenge for me – I love video production and editing. I’m not the greatest in the world at this but I pride myself on being a little original with it. I will let you be the judge…Without Further Hold Up!
Ok…OK…so I am no internet marketing MOGUL. But hey – I am definitely never going to be either. Just want to be myself and do the best job that I can expect from myself. I have good support around me and I value what I have so until this changes I will keep on keeping on this way.
I started with some big ideas for this “little” video. I spent considerable time creating the script and a storyboard of ideas. I put the script together in my notes and even had thee BIG ideas of adding a little comedy skit. HAHA…wow, how the ideas get ahead of you…
I had planned to do the video in around two takes and add all the little flavoured parts throughout the production. I actually started on the beach..and as there was so much sun….too much in fact. None of the filming even came to close to what I had expected. If I had half my body in the shade, I may have come across as a shady marketer…That was no good.
I then moved my production over to a local gardens in the middle of town to take advantage of the council managed flora. Each take started off well and then I would interrupt myself or someone would walk past with their kids playing and talking quite loudly. In all fairness this was to be expected and it was such a great day outside (About 26 Degrease C), I really enjoyed just being present in the moment.
I then decided that what I was originally doing was not working, so I took a new approach. I found that initially I was stopping every time I had to retake and starting the camera again. I then decided to keep the camera rolling and just retake as many times as I needed all the while the camera (iPhone) was still filming. Now this may be no new news to some of you seasoned folks out there, but it worked wonders.
I was able to complete the take I needed in two attempts and get on with my day. Turns out that once again my ego needed to be put aside so that I could take action. All in all – an eye opening experience.
I had fun filming my fist “Selfie”, internet marketing explainer video. I tell you though – that word “Selfie” bugs me a little. But my my ego bugs me even more. Once I decided to shut out the world and focus with lazer vision….everything came together.
Honestly, it does not matter the situation, the experience or the equipment you have to do this video marketing stuff. I found that when I got over myself, my confidence really grew…and in such a short time I might add. Lesson Learned…At least for now! Thanks for dropping by and don’t forget to leave a comment below about your experiences.