Argh, I screwed up! Worse, I messed up my video production with Ask Mr. Video himself, Perry Lawrence! I was so excited to meet him at New Media Expo last month. He was one of the reasons I went to New Media Expo – to meet him and also to meet the amazing Jon Morrow.
But lucky for you I will break down my screw up in gory detail, so you can hopefully learn from my mistake. Or at least you can point your finger and laugh. I’m going to put in a few lessons I learned from this debacle – a little wisdom from Grandma – so pull up a chair.
When I was first starting my video blog almost 4 years ago (with this video post about Twitter), I had trouble understanding how to record and edit video, how to get it up to YouTube and how to get more traffic to my videos. So I went online and did some searching and found Perry Lawrence.
I joined his forum and he answered my questions and was very helpful!
I learned how to do screen casts with the free tool Cam Studio. Then I got a Kodak zi8 to help with my video interviews. I chose this camera because of it’s excellent built-in microphone. I didn’t need an external mic (or so I thought). I’ve done a lot of interviews over the years with some fantastic people. I had a microphone that I used as a prop but it’s cord was too short to plug in to the camera. So I relied on the built-in mic. Here’s where things go wrong.