Swim When You're Ready - The Video Challenge
Exactly 2 years ago, I attempted my first video profile and wrote about its challenges here:
"Insecurities that we may have already addressed some 25 years ago and which we aren't anxious to revisit anytime soon may, suddenly, make a return appearance. Getting in front of a camera is a new experience for many and it requires a period of adjustment."
Support for my attempt was evident in the comments posted by the ActiveRain community. While response was, mainly, positive, there was no denying that my inaugural video was, most definitely, amateurish. It lacked action, diversity, multiple camera angles and, of course, brevity.
Just like orange is the new black, a 1-minute video replaces the 3-minute video of old. Our attention span is not what it used to be.
I was confident about my original video message - the moving process is familiar to me. Delivery, though, is, undeniably, of utmost importance. Here, a "radio voice" or extrovert really has the opportunity to shine.
When branding became available on YouTube, I tacked on an introduction. (Caution: Employing this new feature may mysteriously shorten your video to a handful of seconds.) Huh?
After the old collge try, I avoided the limelight, for a bit, and began taping hyperlocal content.
About 6 months ago, I finally wrote the narrative for a video describing, in my opinion, the most difficult real estate transition. It had been on my mind a very long time to make one. The Seniors market is a passion of mine and I completely understand the complex emotions that come up in the course of a move.
With my earlier attempts at video production, I realized I felt more comfortable behind a camera than in front and, for this reason, I was looking for another platform to share my message.
Our resident video specialist, Debb Janes, pointed me in the right direction with GoAnimate. Although, I had written the words, I wasn't aware of a site that I could use, with relative ease, and for commercial purposes. Naturally, the completed video will be placed anywhere it may possibly attract attention.
I'm ready to make a better quality product. My earlier tries have given me the foundation I need to know what video components are important; what should work and what probably won't.
I feel like it took me forever to get here, but that's often the case when learning something new.