that Xanthe Berkley hosted on the Friday.
past because, in my head, video was all about YouTube vlogs on your latest ‘Primark
haul’ or your make-up regime. My make-up is basic and I am not about to sit
down and vlog a haul and if I do, please punch me in the face! I really don’t
want Jim knowing all the stuff in our house hasn’t ‘been there for ages, I can’t
believe you haven’t noticed it’ (plus I’ve not even entered a Primark in about
around me rather than having to appear in the video. We discussed how the output doesn’t have to be a long video of me talking to the screen (I can’t honestly think
of anything worse) but it can be a series of little scenes from the day, or the
weekend, or trip, edited together to form a mini movie. And now I think I might love video.
session started with some phone video tips from Xanthe including holding the
phone landscape, not portrait so that when you’re editing it fits better, that the
best ways of holding the phone still whilst you film, with your arms in close
to your body for stability, that we should really invest in a tripod because handheld timelapses just don’t work, and we got a list of video scenarios to look out for
and filming options on our phones, like slow mo, boomerang and hyperlapse.
I didn’t make it to her talk at the actual event but Toni popped along to it and gave me a crash course in video editing with Adobe Clip which is the mobile software we’d been advised to download. It’s so easy to use, you can trim your clips, edit them within the app, change the order they appear in and the fact you are able to overlay music on to the video from the app is a really handy feature. Plus there is the option to make your video and the music ‘snap’ together so your beats work with the movements you’ve filmed.
something that I am enjoying playing with and to force myself to play with it some more, I am challenging myself to a video of my weekends throughout July, so expect to see more in my Instagram timeline.
Here are the other mini movies I’ve been playing with since I got back from Blogtacular.
As Instagram will no longer let you embed a hashtag, you’ll have to make do with clicking here to see the videos and photos from the other lovely people that I was lucky enough spend the afternoon with (and you’ll also get a glimpse at the delicious ice cream Xanthe introduced us to afterwards.)