Saturday, July 21, 2012

My First Video

I decided it was time to learn how to use the video feature on our new DSLR camera, so I've created a short video where I share six recent layouts. You may have already seen several of these layouts here on my blog, but in the video I share a little more about my process and inspiration behind each layout.



So, how did I do? Did you find the video interesting? entertaining? informative? I would appreciate your constructive critism as I'm planning to make additional videos for some projects I have coming up this fall.

9 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I think the video is well thought out, interesting, and concise. Your voice modulation is very good with only a few ums here and there. There isn't the hand waving action I've seen in other videos that announce how nervous the person is. I think your description of each layout, the products used, and the how and why you created the layout is helpful. Even though you couldn't remember what product line some of the items were from, that only made you seem more natural. Hope my comments are helpful and we are seeing a new video artist emerge.

heart.hearth.home. said...

Hi Melissa - You did good! It was a fun informative video and I loved hearing your voice. It came over really smoothly and at the right speed. You could maybe add some links of the classes you mentioned in the video. It's a two way process and may bring you more viewers and also, maybe not everyone knows who Shimelle is or what Big Picture is all about. Just a thought.
Perhaps at the end of the video you could place a sign onto your craft board, Thanks for watching, or even just lay down the six pages you have scrapped.
Hope you don't mind these suggestions. I loved listening to you.

shanna said...

Great first video. I loved your layouts and I really love your accent.

Jane said...

I thought it was a well thought out video, it was great hearing you talk about the layouts in detail. Look forward to seeing more!

S said...

To answer your questions: Did you find the video interesting? entertaining? informative? YES, YES and YES! Very impressive first effort.

You know I enjoy your blog a great deal and am excited that you are adding this new dimension to it.

Valerie said...

You did a great job especially if this was your first time! I like how you explained each layout and even the one with the "mistake".

Sian said...

Melissa, it's so good to hear your voice! I think you have a talent for this - you sounded so confident and articulate. I'd happily watch more. Fantastic first video!

Cheryl M said...

Oh Melissa, how wonderful it was to hear your voice. The videos just have a way of making you feel like you know the person better. I DID find the video interesting, entertaining, and informative. You did a great job explaining your layouts, the how and why of each one. I look forward to seeing more videos from you. TFS!

Debbie P said...

Beautiful mix of layouts! Great job with the video!