I’ve finally tried something new with my YouTube Channel….I made, not one….but two video tutorials. The video tutorials are roughly the same, one is for the Girls Sunday Romper Pattern by Love Notions and the second video is for the Ladies Sunday Romper Pattern by Love Notions.
You know, when I first started my YouTube Channel, that is exactly what my original intentions were. I wanted to create videos in which you could sew right along side me and pause the video when ever you needed to.
Why did it take so long to do? Well, I actually tried to film a couple in the past but they just never seem to work out. I just never knew which method to use in order to film a tutorial type of video.
Let me tell you……it’s a lot of work! I knew, going in that it would be a lot of work……but, WOW! It really is a lot of work. Yet….they are still not perfect. I know with work, time and patience my overall video quality will improve. We all need to start somewhere right!
The first video that I made was the Girls Sunday Romper. I used my main camera for the showing of the pattern pieces and the pinning portions. I used my old old basic camera to film the footage at the sewing machine. I was mumbling as I was talking to the camera (as I didn’t want my husband to hear me). So while I was editing the video, I actually cut out my voice and I did a voice over using the narration feature in my editing software. I later learned that the narration feature doesn’t allow me to turn my voice volume up. So in the final YouTube video, the sound difference between my voice and the music is significant.
Once I realized I was having voice problems on my first video, I then decided that I would use my main camera for the pattern pieces and pinning portions, but instead of mumbling, I’d have to make sure that I was talking nice and clear – as that’s the voice that I would use for the final video. I think this way turned out much better.
Things to work on in the future would be, better lighting at the ironing board or cutting mat. I mostly sew in the evenings when my daughter is sleeping, so lighting is a big factor as to why it took me so long to film a tutorial.
In the past, I tried to use my microphone to film the pinning sections – but that turned out to be a nightmare with syncing my voice to the camera. Luckily, my main camera has a nice microphone on it that I can record with or without a microphone.
I will definitely need to invest in a second tripod for my second camera for filming at the sewing machine.
These are the 2 videos. I’d love to hear your constructive feedback on my two videos. Besides lighting, what are some other things you think that I should consider for my future tutorial videos? Perhaps maybe you even have some tips and tricks you’d like to share with me?!
Thanks for reading!
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