Most of the time, ideas come to me and dissipated in just a jiffy. Though I have a smart phone and a notebook, those ideas may simply not worthy enough for an elaborated post (at least from my point of view) or I am short of time in composing a proper, well-researched writing. Besides, some issues may only need a few minutes of videos to clarify – a lengthy text might lose its power in convincing my readers. Even when marketers trying to sell a service and/or product, customers are more willing to trust their eyes before making a decision (which including me). Therefore, I think launching my own Youtube channel is a necessary add on to compliment my works in this blog.
I am pretty sure that you watched plenty of videos on Facebook and Youtube daily. For a long period, Youtube is one my fastest ways to gain some basic facts and quick tutorials between and during tasks. I used to play a documentary at the back, while working on a task at the front. In fact, that was how I learned plenty about arts, history, and theories. However, not everyone can stay awake watching hours of documentaries or capable of multi-tasking.
Back in the university days in New Zealand, I tinkered with video recording equipment and softwares. At that time, video recording is to immortalise the historical moments that my friends and I made during our stay abroad. I have never learned and used videos as a propaganda and marketing tool. Video recording and editing simply reserved on my back burner.
Currently I do not have much ideas about what to do or not to do in the videos. Hence, this Youtube channel will be my bold move in stepping forward. Maybe I can briefly talk about some current issues? Maybe I can review a product for you? Maybe I can document certain interesting events like I used to? Or maybe I can fill in the gaps for much needed tutorials, like Khan Academy does?
Given that I am just starting out, I have to rely on the old equipment that I currently possess. I have two tripods (one high quality, another is a back up), Olympus SZ-14 digital camera, Panasonic SDR-S71 camcorder (yes, I was that old school), some photo lightings and of course my daily carry Samsung Galaxy A5 2017. Actually, I almost forgot the Sony Alpha a5000 that becomes my Lady’s tool for her works.
In term of video editing, I am relying a second hand HP Compaq Pro 6300 Small Form Factor desktop (with 8GB RAM). Given that Windows 10 has discontinued Windows Movie Maker, I have the very basic VideoPad Video Editor installed. How good is it? No idea just yet.
Thanks for reading this far. Stay close for some interesting (or embarrassing) videos. Probably I shall document my struggle here or over on Youtube in the future. Head over to Youtube and click Subscribe.
See you around.