Here is one of the first videos I ever recorded:
I love our wonderful reference assistant, Judy, who graciously assisted me in my filming. I had several points I wanted her to make in the video and she ad-libbed the majority of it on the spot. I learned a great deal as I filmed this video, first that holding a camera steady for even a minute is impossible and that setting up the tripod location in regards to the visuals and the sound is always an adventure. I also learned that when you film during open hours, you tend to record miscellaneous sounds and other small distractions. The biggest surprise for me actually came in the video editing process. Limited by my access to software at the time, I used the same software one uses to do screen capturing and learned the dirty way the strengths and limitations of that software. I am definitely a hands on kind of person, and by using the wrong software, I now have a much better perspective on how video is editted properly. So the biggest surprise came when I produced the video and the quality of the image was so bad. I mean come on, it’s pretty bad.