So I finally got a copy of Final Cut. Unfortunately the learning curve has been a little greater than I expected since it got rid of multiple timelines and moved to a magnetic timeline that I find more confusing. I have watched several tutorials and have gotten the hang of the basics. I still have more I need to figure out to get good, but for now I am pleased with my progress.
I am having an even harder time with filming. Filming yourself is hard. I have started the journaling program from Naked Lens. I was a little disappointed in the book. The sub title is “Video Blogging and Video Journaling to Reclaim the YOU in YouTube.” But it has very little to do with vlogging. It is more like an eight week journaling challenge.
I am still going through the program, because I think that it will be effective for helping to get more comfortable with both filming and editing. And if the last 3 days are any indication it will take a while to get the hang of working with the camera. The first day I was totally out of focus, and both the first days it was much darker than it seemed like it should have been. And on a totally superficial train of though I had no idea the bags under my eyes were so bad. This has not been a flattering experience.
I have been debating where to start with the dog training videos, but I think I am going to start with the kayak instead of introducing the clicker. There are already several resources for teaching the clicker and I can easily add that later as Vivre is already clicker savvy and I would have to use another animal for that video anyway.