Making videos is hard
I finally started my YouTube channel. So far I've managed to publish 1 video and I have 2 videos in progress. One thing I've learned is that it's really really difficult to make good videos. Some thoughts and lessons so far:
- Writing script is difficult, much more than writing a blog post
- I've learned that word-for-word script doesn't work for me
- But then again I don't want to be too vague in my scripts
- Recording high quality video is difficult
- slog3 or hlg3?
- Then you realize you have 8-bit camera so it doesn't even matter
- You have to make sure the set is clean and you have no shit in the background
- Depth is good unless you want your video to look like green screen
- Making sure the set is well light is difficult... at least if you don't have proper lights :D
- I've had to rely on sunlight so far
- Talking to a camera is SUPER DIFFICULT
- Oh shit, you also need to make sure your hair isn't a mess and you're wearing something
- Camera keeps stopping recording after just 4 minutes... oh well it's protecting itself from high temps. Gotta disable that setting
- Audio is 50% of the video. Camera's own mic aint good enough. Let's record audio separately
- Fuck, forgot to record the audio
- Now that you recorded audio separately let's just do some post processing to that too... should be quick, right?
- After bazillion hours let's finally edit the video!
- How do I use Premiere Pro?
- Oh damn, lights flicker on the camera.... gotta buy new lights. And record everything again
- Editing is slow. So so slow. At least when you suck at it.
You get the point. So much stuff to learn. Well, each time it gets a bit easier since you learn from your mistakes. Atm it's very frustrating but I still love it.
Right now I go with consistency before quality mentality. My videos are pre shit, but I want to release something and get the snowball rolling. Better to release 10 videos, and make each video 10% better than the previous, than release 2 videos and make them 20% better than the previous one. The final 20% of a project takes as much time as the first 80%.
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