There have been quite few awesome recommendations for the DO IT OURSELVES feature on Miseducated — keep making them, they’re all appreciated!
I decided I would try something I was asked about years ago.. mostly because I’m a bit shy/critical of myself and it’s VERY hard for me to force myself to make a video blog.
What I’ve been trying to do is to be as relaxed as I am when I’m writing.. as though I’m just hanging out with my friends and you’re coming along (which is exactly what this is!).
This first try is an example! I tried to put forth the basic tips I’ve collected throughout the internet years when creating this quick tiny, silly video show introduction.
1. Theme Visual & Theme Song (or Voiceover)
3. Video Blog
6. Theme Close (and a cute animation??)
What do you need to do this? Do you have any friends that compose original music? Can you use music that is free for public use? The possibilities are endless.
Again you can use and get creative with videos of public domain or grab your webcam and snap some. You can settle for Quicktime Pro for quick and easy editing, you can copy and paste clips. If you’re interested in more advanced video editing software you should try Final Cut Pro~ for quick and easy editing I used iMovie.
Of course this depends on what kind of video blog you’re making — if you’re interviewing a guest or featuring an event then obviously you would prepare questions and feature them as much as, if not more than, yourself.
AND if Miseducated has taught you anything it’s to pay attention to your mise-en-scene. Actually pay attention to what’s in the frame. If you’re filming in front of a pile of dirty laundry it probably wont have the same effect as in your local soda-shop or your cute office.
Have you given it a try? Are you considering it now? Do you think we should further investigate this form of blogging?