Thursday, April 21, 2016

Process Videos: Part 3, Concluding

This is my last blog entry about creating process videos for YouTube (here are part 1 and part 2 of the series if you missed them). The process itself is pretty much covered in the first two parts. This post covers my concluding thoughts about why I started making process videos and what I love about doing videos and sharing them with others.

I knew that process videos were a thing but didn’t really start watching them until I was diagnosed with pneumonia in January 2015. I was home for a few weeks and needed something to watch that didn’t require a long attention span. I had been watching some TV, but even an hour-long show was too long. So I tried YouTube, found some process videos, and kept on clicking. I wasn’t thinking about having a scrappy channel of my own–I was just finding pleasure in watching videos while I was so sick.

I started thinking about creating my own videos in mid 2015. I don’t feel like I’m a trendsetting scrapper. More often than not I use a sketch or another layout to inspire the design of my page. But I felt like I had a few things I could offer:

  • I make a conscious effort to include the negative things about my life into my scrapbooks as well as the positive things. This thought was the basis for my Scrapping the Spectrum series.
  • I believe we can get inspiration from any scrapbook page whatever photo(s) are used, but I thought there might be other single folks out there who might appreciate my perspective.

So that’s why I got started. I can honestly say that I still get a thrill with every new subscriber, and I read every comment people leave for me. It’s so nice to hear from people about the things I create. It gives me motivation to continue.

But outside of this feedback, I still get tremendous pleasure from the process itself (despite the Movie Maker woes). The truth is I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t enjoy it. It’s too much work. I have a very informal goal to post at least twice a week, but I am aiming to post 10 videos a month. Life happens, but this is what I’m going to try and do when I can.

Thanks for reading another long post. 🙂 If you have any questions, please post them in a comment.

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