So I am currently trying to resurrect my youtube channel, which means filming and finding all my old video editing stuff…I got most of it back.
It’s been a long process but I felt I was ready to really take that step as an artist. So I looked up other artist and their video making processes. What they used, camera angles, how and where to find music to use (LEGALLY), video editing software (apparently my Windows Movie Maker is not going to cut it). All of these things to make a great video. I have experience with making videos for youtube (editing and minor effects) so this was largely not new to me. However an art video takes some more effort. I was willing to put in the work.
So yesterday, I decided that I was going to do it. I sat down, set everything up. And got into painting. I had taken early shots of my waters, paint mixing, the image itself. For that extra intro effect…got through the entire background, and some of the skin of my character…and I was like…something not feeling right. Everything is going TOO well.
Well guess what…
It was…I checked to make sure it was filming. Red numbers mean we are good to go. Guess what I found…
Red numbers? No.
An image of my work? No…
A black screen? YES
I had been filming…nothing. The camera had turned off, due to a low battery and I was left with nothing.
I was livid. I was sad. I was embarrassed. I got over it and finished my piece. Next time I will actually get to record the video all the way through and post it.Still filming myself was very easy once I got into it. Of course I was careful/mindful of the carmera (when I checked I was going to do several to make sure it was okay). But yeah, it was fun.
So let this be a lesson for you. Charge your damn camera before recording yourself making something.