First up, let me assure anyone who's read any of my journal entries relating to depression that this is not on that topic (otherwise the title would be worrying...)
So - I opened up the video editor today to have a go at editing up the first video for my youtube channel. I've worked out a strategy whereby I will do a colouring book flip through, followed by a review of a pencil set, followed by a technique video and colouring tutorial for the set and book I just reviewed. I have a logo in mind - I'm looking at filming myself colouring it as part of the (short) title sequence for each video. All good plans so far. I have a bunch of colouring footage already in the can. Obviously the first video doesn't look 100% tip top professional but the second one looks acceptable (rather than brilliant, lol) because you learn more as you go with these things.
Except the first video begins with corrupted data... so... that's not going to work. I could leap right in at a place where I've already done a part of the first picture but I'm not massively in love with that idea. Also, looking at some of the other footage, my decision not to bankrupt myself at the outset has backfired somewhat as the camera just blurs past a certain point (despite referring to a macro setting and having a light specifically for that purpose lol - thank you cheapo brand). Fortunately I'm pretty sure I have a way around this for the future.
However... as I'd been planning to coincide my first video with the UK release of Mythomorphia, we're now going to be exceptionally short on time to create a video of the same standard in terms of colouring to make that deadline. I'm also looking at the other video I shot, one from Hanna Karlzon's "Seasons" that's not out in the UK until September, and thinking that actually a do-over on that wouldn't be a horrible idea either, especially seeing as some sections of the video are a little dark and the cheapo camera I have DOES have an exposure setting that I can use to actually address that at source.
So here's the plan, being as we're close to being back to square one (I'll actually settle for 1.5 as I have some other bits of footage recorded that I believe do not look horrible, so the technique videos will still work)...
1. Abandon Mythomorphia and Seasons videos. Delete screwed footage (for general catharsis and (more importantly) disk space).
2. Select new Seasons image and record footage as a priority.
3. Upload previously completed Mythomorphia and Seasons images as has been done with previous adult colouring efforts.
4. Sack off channel work for today for commiseration purposes and live in a world of board games for one day.
5. Set new deadline for September 1st and begin work on making solid progress towards that goal from tomorrow evening after work!
6. Update DeviantArt more often so certain people can keep me honest on achieving my goal!
What a shame that there was a road bump BUT at least it's one that has provided me with information that will help me to avoid future mistakes. I'm also considering putting a better video camera on my Christmas list! Either way, expect more news as things progress!