Today is the last day of VEDA (Vlog Every Day in August) and the suggested topic is to give a toast. Thanks again for riding this out with me. I did a whopping total of two video blogs before doing VEDA so I was pretty much a vlog noob. I’ve learned a few things and enjoyed myself. Follows is a list of lessons I’ve learned doing VEDA and after that I posted the video of the toast.
8 Lessons I Learned Doing VEDA
- You should turn off your cell phone and video chat when video blogging.
- Video blogging regularly (try every day in one month) helps you be more comfortable with the way you look and sound.
- Music pulls together montages.
- The shorter the video blog the better. The duration of the video is almost like your first impression. I learned this because as I went through VEDA vlogs of others, I noticed I put off watching the longer videos as long as I could.
- When video blogging often (try every day in a month), changing settings keeps things fresh.
- Practicing vlogging is very much like practicing public speaking. Public speaking is a good skill in life. Therefore, vlogging is a good skill in life.
- Watching myself on video routinely makes me aware of my physical ticks. I rock forwards and backwards, stutter and mumble, and say “um” a lot.
- Windows Movie Maker is a good and free video editing starter software, however it is also very limiting.