I just finished working on my first, of hopefully many, video tutorials that will be available on the Knitwhits site, and on this blog too (if I can get it to work!).
This was quite the project, but a lot of fun. On Friday I bought a little Flip Ultra Video Cam, just a little cheapo thing, but actually for its price and size, the quality is not bad. Now, I’m not looking to challenge KnittyGritty here, this is strictly home video – I have no aspirations to conquer the video world, but this sure is fun to do!
I have to say, my experience of being on Knitty Gritty and the Shay Pendray show helped a lot with the format – and I think it works. Though on those shows it was pretty much one take and your done, here at the studio I can (and have to) retake many times. Though, they were right, if you think it through too much you just keep screwing it up more and more.
I taped a bunch on Friday night, started playing with the editing, but there were a few things that I needed first. So, on Saturday I went into the city and got my nails done.. you gotta look good for this, you know? I also got a pedi too, since I figured.. well.. you have to keep the host of the show happy.. (I found this place, Elegant Nails, on Yelp with rave reviews, and yep, they did a great job for a reasonable price, and they were genuinely nice!)
Taped it all last night, then went out with friends to clear my head (went to see the new Woody Allen.. (meh, ok, but Javier Bardim sure is a hottie.. anyway, I digress..). Worked on the editing today.. fortunately this is all a bit familiar from Art College – and it was fun!
So, it’s Sunday afternoon and I have a 5:48 video tutorial done, posted to You Tube and in the new Knitwhits Facebook group – now to post it here – tell me what you think! I have about 20 more planned projects, but they will take a while.. (yippee – more manicures!)