I’m going to be honest – From a purely creative stand point today for me was a bit of a let down.
Things just didn’t go right.
My office was to hot
Setting up my tripod and where to put it took about 15 minutes. The rest of the time was spent trying to get the camera in the right place for filming
Turing on the fan to keep my office cool was a great idea – until it interfered with the sound quality of my video
I left the door open (so I didn’t die of lack of oxygen) and Mr Snuffles came in and sat on my printer under my desk for a bit. While this was cute and adorable on a level of epic no other human could possibly comprehend – it did not bode well in me creating my video content.
I stopped every 5 minutes, as I needed to either get a drink or go to the toilet. As soon as I’d start filming again – I’d get thirsty.. So I’d get a drink.. Which meant I had to go to the toilet. I was an endless loop of drink and toilet for a while. Wasn’t fun.
By the time I’d set everything up, got Mr Snuffles out of the way, quenched my thirst, gone to the toilet and started filming – I got 15 minutes in only to discover that my camera battery died!
Soooo, I had to take the camera off the tripod, take the battery from the camera, find the charger and go plug the thing in to charge.
I went to plan B, which was using my I- pad. I have a 16G I pad 4 Mini – which I love and I have used to film a video before- with limited success. The thing was, I wanted to film while sitting in front of my desk. Simply sitting the I- pad on the tripod didn’t work as it showed to much of the stuff on my desk and in keeping with copyright law, I didn’t want to show any of that stuff in my video. Luckily, my tripod has this nifty thing that allows you to sort of put your recording device on almost any angle you wish and so as such I was able to sort out the angle that I wanted to film from.
Right. So, I’d set up the I-pad, set up the shot as best as I could (got a drink, went to the toilet and grabbed a bite to eat) and got down to the business of getting a video done before dinner time. .. Only to discover that I had completely forgotten what it was I wanted to talk about….
And before you say anything – no, I didn’t have anything written down. I didn’t think I was going to need to because the subject matter was social media and it was something I already know a fair bit about.
By this stage it was after 4pm (and I’d been at this since 12-ish) and I decided to call it a day. Massively frustrated by my lack of result at the end of it.
All I really learned from today was:
- Make sure you have all the water on stand by
- Make sure all your recording devices are fully changed
- Write it down
- Have a back up plan in case plan A fails
- All of the above
It’s now10:02pm on Sunday night and I’m finishing off this blog
It’s not what I wanted – but its something I guess
Thanks for reading,