Sometimes I am my own worst enemy. I doubt that I can do something before I have attempted or even tried to conquer it.
And this especially rings through with regards to computers and technology.
But, this past Saturday, it was raining all day and I had all the time in the world. Not only that, I had my very last wisdom tooth pulled on Thursday because it had nowhere to grow and was pushing a bone out of the side of my gum [I’m not joking – I had to get my gum cut and the dentist used some kind of grinding tool to smooth it out]. Very painful and let’s not even get started about the swelling.
But, that is enough about my dental problems.
So, with nothing better to do and nothing to lose, I decided to kick fear and self-doubt to the curb, to the waste side. I was on a mission to teach myself how to use Windows Movie Maker – to compile several videos and make one, complete with an intro and ending, transitions, as well as editing out the unwanted clips.
And actually, the hardest part of it all turned out to be the downloading process. I downloaded the program successfully and then, my computer acted all weird and I couldn’t find it. However, my husband put on his Superman cape and swoop in and saved the day. Well, not really! He was sitting next to me and answered my distress call [a.k.a. frustration] and solved my problem with a few clicks of the mouse.
I started my Saturday afternoon by multi-tasking and killing two birds with one stone. As I exercised, I watched a selection of YouTube videos that introduced how to use and navigate your way around Movie Maker.
It seemed easy enough, nothing really complicated at all.
So, armed with my new found knowledge, I started out and successfully edited a video that I am proud of. It is not perfect, but I am sure that, with time, I will keep improving and mastering and uncovering new techniques and ways to make my future YouTube videos better and better. Also, I wanted to add music, but I need to do more research about what music is ok to add to a YouTube video.
And now, I will leave you with the first video that I edited.
Be sure to let me know what you think. Plus, if you have any tips for this amateur video maker, be sure to also include them in the box below.
And as always, thanks for reading and in this case, watching!!
Keep smiling and shining, dear readers,
P.S. – These are also exciting times for me as I have selected not only a title for my book, but also a cover. It is all still a work in progress and I am sure you are sick of me talking about it, but I want to document the process as a way to reflect and remember how it all came together, the process of writing a book from the beginning right to the end.