I have a new creative medium – YouTube! After I taught myself (with the help of Lynda.com) to edit the videos for my online healing course, I decided to try my hand at a promotional piece. Lola Jones suggested it. She felt that a video would help people to feel the energy of the course.
It’s one thing to edit a video for the purposes of teaching – it’s quite another to tell a story in a short piece – like three minutes or so. The video on The Healing Course page of this site was my first attempt. I wrote a script, went through clips and photos from the course and even added music.
It blows me away to find all the resources I needed to complete this project on the Internet. When I showed Peter the video – and bear in mind that he is extremely computer savvy – he said: “Where did you get the music? That’s awesome!” Smugly, I said,“I Googled “background music for videos.” I got pages of hits.” What was even more amazing was when I uploaded the video onto YouTube, within an hour there had been about twenty views! Now, I realize twenty views is not exactly a viral video, but I wondered as I watched the number rise (it’s about 400 now after a month) how people found the video so quickly. I guess through searches just like I found the music…
Anyway, this week Lola recommended that I try another video of just clips from the class. Something that would strongly communicate the energy. So yesterday, I sat down and tried it again. There are a few things I want to change for the final product, but here’s what I came up with. What do you think?
Man, I would have never dreamed that I would have so much fun producing videos!??? I mean I paint and now do digital art. I weave and knit. I cook. I garden. I play piano. But videos? And here’s the thing – it’s really, really fun! What a great metaphor for moving energy – videos. Who would’a thought?
Have a great weekend.