Pee and work
That morning was just about pee sensation. No deep revelations. Just woke up and got up.
After breakfast, I decided to work on Digital UX Course because I’ve just not woken up enough yet to speak to the camera (second main objective of the day). Next 2 days I’m going to spend on improving presentation and exercises regarding Axure RP – the prototyping tool. Conditionals, variables, dynamic panels, advanced interactions and so on. I’ve seen students having troubles with the software, especially with its hardest part so it’s going to be rewarding to create something you know will help people.
Work after the work
After doing part of the UX course job I planned to do (to keep myself in the schedule) I started preparing myself for recording #002 video. That episode is going to be much more complex than the #001 so I was hoping it’s going to take a little bit longer than the previous one.
Light, camera, action!
Thanks to the process (below) I avoided simple mistake regarding video and audio syncing.
The recording part went quite smooth. And by smooth I mean just 1.5 hours of mumbling to the lens.
While recording I started to wonder if this isn’t taking too much of my time. That led to the conclusion that I need to set boundaries for recording the videos. That idea of boundaries became an idea for the next video.
I hoped that when audio/video sync is not going to be a problem anymore, the editing part is going to take less time. Yet again, I was wrong.
Editing took forever. I was having a hard time finding good sequences. When I was stopping the recording and deleting useless clips while I was shooting, I avoided a situation of having dozens of takes that were no good. Today I had 7 clips 15 minutes clips mixed with good and bad content. And there were no clues which are which.
I had to rewatch a lot of the content to find an exact moment of “not sucking” in telling my story. All of these took me about 3 hours.
When I pressed publish, which wasn’t as hard as yesterday, I started to wonder.
How much time I’m going to spend on creating videos and is it really worth the effort at this stage of business development? How am I supposed to spend about 4 hours a day creating videos and other content, work for clients AND grow the business? And I’m not even mentioning anything outside of work. Does the process of making the video get faster?
I had asked thousands of question to myself. The loudest voice in my head was about giving up.
Or rather about NOT giving up just because it’s not going the way I planned. I was sure I wouldn’t give up but I decided to deal with the situation tomorrow. I didn’t want to jump to any conclusions while I’m not in equilibrium – I was irritated by the sluggishness of the process. The decision should wait for a better day. Also, I figured that I would know more after tomorrow’s recording session.
Plan for #004
Plan, record, edit and publish the #003 vlog
Reflect on the vlogging part
Continue to work on Digital UX Course materials for my client