March 7, 2016 at 6:17 pm #19264
I’m going to cheat a bit here. I’m in the midst of getting ready for a move and pulling out the video equipment and getting my head back into recording, editing, etc is crashing into overwhelm.
BUT … I thought I would post a couple of videos I’ve done in the past (from training with Steve Washer) to give you a flavour of the tone I want to create along with a couple of infographics and eGuides I’ve done in the past. I think they also capture the sort of flavour of what I’ll end up doing.
Once we get into the new place I’ll have to do some tests to see if the kitchen there will work as a location or go to a green screen. I am excited to unpack all the equipment and set up a filming corner. Not having a permanent space to leave set up did provide wiggle room for using set up and take down as an excuse not to make videos.March 8, 2016 at 3:21 pm #19350
Bradley MorrisMountain Guide@bradleytmorris
Everything here looks great Lorraine, you’ve got a big head start on all your content creation. I even found the audio quality to be solid. Curious what you used for a camera and mic?
Love that you’re going to have a regular filming spot. That is so helpful for when the magic of inspiration hits and you can just dive right into filming a video!
(I highly recommend everyone has a dedicated filming spot if possible, where the gear is always ready to go)
Send us another test once you’re moved in. I like the idea of “coffee table conversations” so I wonder if you should literally be at a coffee table?
Happy moving!March 9, 2016 at 10:29 am #19412
Curious what you used for a camera and mic?
I’m PC / Windows based. I used a Logitech C920 webcam for video and and an ATR3350 lav mic with a USB adapter (for the necessary juice) for audio. I’ve also used a Samsung Note 10.1 and Samsung GS5 for recording (no external mic)
I like the idea of “coffee table conversations” so I wonder if you should literally be at a coffee table?
I envision some recordings will be at a table. I know I project more energy when I’m standing. Something to experiment with.March 9, 2016 at 4:35 pm #19444
Nicely done on all fronts, Lorraine! Love the clear visual and audio quality of your videos, your straightforward message and engagement. Seems like for coffee table conversations sitting at a coffee table would be nice, maybe even with a coffee cup or two (one for you guest audience) on it. Energy might be a bit toned down, but coffee table conversations aren’t expected to be super high energy. More like “let’s chat, want to?” than “Hey-Listen up!” I would think the energetic tone you want to project and the setting and the message should all be aligned. Especially if you are going for more spirituality in your message. Good luck with your move!March 11, 2016 at 6:28 pm #19597
I agree that super high energy isn’t going to be the right tone to take. Energy is one of those things that need to be upped a little bit to come across on videos. Sort of like the camera adds 10 lbs … it also dials down energy. I’ll have to play with sitting and standing. I can remember some pretty high energy conversations over meals.April 14, 2016 at 2:27 pm #21454
@lorrainewatson, I love what you’ve done here, and also think it’s a great platform to build on. I think you have enough energy that it would be okay to be in a less formal and more conversational situation–I think there would still be plenty.
I was also amused by something that I’m guessing few people noticed–your cats peripherally photo-bombing your shoots. I *loved* seeing the black one way off on the side (oh, and playing with a toy in the hall at one point), and what looked like might be a calico behind a window. They weren’t really in focus and they did not distract me so much as add a dimension to your presentation.
Because your work is about exploration and trying things and letting go of goals, i.e., getting messy as a way to find path, I think that a little *less* polish could be helpful to the overall message–at the same time that I admire *tremendously* what you have accomplished here! And I realize that there’s a fine line to walk of presenting the authority that will let people believe you can guide them along with some modeling of the process of imperfection that they will need to accept in themselves in order to try the approaches you guide them to.April 15, 2016 at 2:37 pm #21514
Bradley MorrisMountain Guide@bradleytmorrisApril 17, 2016 at 6:03 pm #21572
LOL – thanks Deb @robson. A few, but not many have noticed the photo bombs. The one behind the window is actually a black and white kitty. I rarely see her looking out that window so was a surprise for me to see her in the background there. Funny story about that video – the guy next door has an air compressor and of all days, he was using it and it kept regenerating. I had to do takes in between the cycles so the noise wouldn’t pick up.
Thanks so much for looking at the examples I posted. Much appreciated. I understand the less polished look. Will be a challenge to not do my best in the material I put out, that’s for sure. I don’t like receiving material that looks thrown together at the last minute so wouldn’t want to send out that either. I’ll shoot for good quality far short of perfection. I’ll likely change up the video format a bit when I get back to production. The messiness for sure will come in live discussions when relating my own experiences.
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