I hope you enjoy it and please let me know if you have any questions.
I have learned some important things while making videos and I think the first thing is this...keep what you are working on in the cameras view. I am the first one to fuss at the computer if I'm watching a tutorial and suddenly the person in the video is working on something and you can't see it because they are out of focus or out of view. Well now I can yell at myself. HA HA! I notice in this latest video that there are quite a few times that I am out of focus and you can't see what I'm doing. I'm hoping that when I finally get my craft room/office complete in the new home I will be able to set up an appropriate video/picture location and not have to stand at my kitchen counter and film.
I have also learned that cell phones are great, however they are not so wonderful when you forget to turn them off and they start ringing in the middle of taping. CUT! TAKE TWO! On my phone if someone starts a group message it can really sound like a cartoon with all the different noises, bells and whistles that emit from it. Great when you are texting, not great when you are trying to film something.
Something else I have noticed is that I can be easily distracted, even while actually talking and shooting video. I think the lack of radio in the background is part of the problem. I turn the music off when I'm filming so as to not have to worry about copyrights and such on YouTube, but I notice that if I'm in a quiet room my brain will really start running around. It can actually be funny and one day I should do a video of just bloopers. I can be talking about gluing a piece of wood and suddenly my mouth turns to mush...SQUIRREL....and I can't talk at all...SHINY. See, happens even when I'm typing. While my short attention span is bad for filming, I still think it is one of the traits that a lot of us miniaturists share and probably one of the things that makes us able to do this great hobby/craft/job. How else could we possibly do everything we need to do and pull together such works of art?
Enough babble out of me. Here are a few pics of the finished hanging Pothos plant and I'm sure I'll be seeing you again really soon.