December 30, 2013

Snowshoe Adventure Vlog

Reading time: 1 min

Over the last 3 years my career has been all about online video, mostly working on YouTube, focussing on the technical side building, maintaining and managing YouTube channels as well as advising creators on creating content. I’ve become quite good at doing what I do without actually making any video content myself.

I’ve felt the need to start doing video content creation over the last little while, so I started to dip my toes into producing content. Learning about editing and creating engaging content as I go. For the time being I’ll be bootstrapping using the tools I have like a 3 year old MacBook Pro with iMovie, a GoPro Hero3, Canon ELPH and my iPhone. 

This is just a little vlog video I made during my attempt at snowshoeing over the holidyas. We spent Christmas with Tara’s family in Alberta, specifically in the farmland of Sundre, Alberta. On Christmas Eve some of the clan decided to go back country skiing but there wasn’t enough skis for all of us meaning I ended up snowshoeing. Since I had never used snowshoes before it was a surprise how hard it was. 

This is only the second vlog I’ve produced but after just two tries its become clear that getting the right shots for the story is hard. Creating good, engaging content as well as a story that makes sense is tough, it doesn’t help that I’m self-conscious when I’m on camera. I do feel that the second vlog is better than my first video where I missed capturing a real ending, this time I could have done better in the start of the video.

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