For a couple years I was uploading videos almost every month but then I stopped at the end of March of this year. I can't believe it's been that long since I've made a video tutorial! But I do have good reasons for the absence and one being life. Life does throw unexpected things our way from time to time. And from March to May it was pretty much out of my hands, I was dealing with some pretty important things and just had no time to film and edit videos. Then shortly after that something else was going on and then at the end of June I got a concussion which you can read about here if interested.
Anyway, life is going a bit more smoothly atm and I'm healing up from the concussion so it's time to focus on video tutorials once again! So far my entire
career on youtube I've been using a free movie editing program that has been easy to use but produces a lower quality video. We all know that better quality is the best way to go. So I purchased a movie making program but the issue is how do I use it! I have been dreading the thoughts of editing. I played around with it when I first bought it and it lost me. I ended up putting it on the back burner until I had the courage to try again. I found some tutorials online that I can use so I'm going to bite the bullet and get on with it already. I'm pretty sure it looks more difficult than it really is and I just needed the energy to figure it out. And I'm going to try tonight which brings me to my next pattern release!
I need something small to start off with so last night I designed a little bear then today a koala using the same pattern. They're really just a spin off of one of my patterns from 2012 (not pictured). I tweaked a couple things but kept them small. I wanted something small and basic so I can test out this editing program using a pattern that doesn't have much to it and won't take hours and hours of filming.
From some of the requests I get I do realize that many people think it's pretty easy to throw a video together but it's actually very time consuming and a lot of work. It doesn't bother me that some people think this way because I never really thought about the time that went into videos while I watched them on youtube either until I started making my own.
I can spend up to 2 weeks on one video, working on it sometimes many hours a day. That's filming, editing and adding in the written parts. It's a lot of work but I absolutely love it. I really do.. not so much the editing part but the knowing it's going to help people get through something they never thought they could! That part is awesome.
Anyway, as far as the moose video that so many of you are asking for, I'll do my best to get one filmed asap, I promise! But I need to start off with something smaller first so I can get familiar with this new program. That's what I'm doing now with this tiny bear and koala. Thank you for you patience while I get this figured out. It will take a bit of time but I will succeed!