I found this video REALLY hard to start filming. I knew what I wanted to talk about... but just how DO you introduce such a topic? I stammered a lot in the introduction--so much so that I decided to delete it all and just jump straight into story time. After all, you guys aren't here for fancy introductions. You're here to hear what you already read in the title.
I did set up my lighting for this video because it's just way more reliable than the sun coming in and out of the clouds here in Seattle. I think I ironically spent less time filming with my lights than fiddling with the white balance on my camera, haha! I also experimented with hooking up my laptop with a USB cable to my camera and using the software that comes with the camera to control the camera from my laptop. Took quite a bit of squinting (because I didn't have my glasses on), but this allowed me to set the camera further away from me than usual while still being able to focus the camera on my face. It worked so well that I promptly ordered a much longer cable so I can have the laptop even closer to me. Woot woot!
Black Friday yielded some great deals for video making... so look out for that next time. ;) I'm so excited, and I hope the quality of my videos keeps going up! :D
See ya next week!