My own medicine
We are shocked to see ourselves in video. We look weird and we sound strange. It's easier to just stay behind the camera. This month, however, I got in front of the camera, to take a little taste of my own medicine and to see what my video subjects are experiencing.
Starting with the Video Outtakes
Pointing the video camera at myself this month was a humbling experience. My inner introvert was annoyed and critical. My inner entertainer, on the other hight, was amused. This is a short compilation of outtakes that has made me oodles more sympathetic to people who struggle with their own image on video.
Recreating a lost video
I consume a lot of internet content about videography - cameras, lenses, audio equipment, lighting, camera angles, storytelling, editing, color correction, file storage and formats. Sometimes, a video I watch really gets into my head. It speaks to me in a language I already know and I go back to it over and over, internalizing the lessons. [Sort of like when I saw Waiting for Guffman.]
But what happens when that video disappears into the ether?
It is a classic love story: girl meets video, girl loves video, girl loses video under millions of hours of YouTube content, girl is forced to re-create video from scribbled notes and fond memories. This is the story of how it was found and lost.
And this is the recreated video.