Friday, August 9, 2013

my first video tutorial

I did it - my first video tutorial. Not saying it's a good one, but I did it - YAY!!

This week I joined an altered envelope mail art swap with a challenge to use only magazine images. This is what I came up with for my entry.


 
 
I had so much fun making it that I decided to make a duplicate and video the process for a tutorial. Please bear in mind that this is my first attempt at any kind of video.

Following my original edit I had it down to 26 minutes but after trying to upload for over 3 hours and not even being at 10% I realized more cuts must be made. After the next edit I narrowed it down to 14 minutes. It turned out a little disjointed in places but at least I was able to get it uploaded and learned a few things for next time such as:
  1. Film from a different angle so my flabby arms (and other parts) are not in the picture so much.
  2. Stop speaking in the third person.
  3. Learn how to fast forward through monotonous parts.
  4. "Heat tool" should not be repeated more than 15 times in a short video.
Other than those issues I welcome all constructive comments.
 
So... without further ado... here it is!

mail art - altered envelope tutorial

 
 
Woot, Woot!
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
Renee
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

26 comments:

  1. Awesome tutorial Renee! Love your envie!

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  2. I think you did a fabulous job on your video - lots of great information and I loved watching you create. Looking forward to seeing more in the future!!

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  3. AWESOME! Thank you for the wonderful tut- Hope u will continue to do this :)

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  4. Great premier video. You talk nice and slow and explain everything very well. Will be looking for more in the future.

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  5. well, not constructive, but excited - thanks for lovely video, Renee!

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  6. Wonderful tutorial, thanks for sharing this with us.

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  7. Haha, I love the things that you learnt .... Actually, it doesn't seems like the first video you made, you sound very professional ...

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  8. EXCELLENT!!! Thanks for doing this... I've been wanting to do some mail art so this is the much needed push I need.

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  9. Great job! Thank you. Would you further explain what you inserted in the envelope? I think part of that may have been edited out. Also, could you describe, just in a post, the logistics of an envelope swap for those of us who have never done one? Love your fun work!

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    1. Thank you for watching and I'm glad you asked about the process. I put a few pieces of paper inside. You can use any kind of paper or even a light chipboard, section of breakfast cereal box, etc. It's just to make the envelope a litter stiffer so it's easier to work on and so it goes through the postal machines better.
      There are several yahoo groups and ning sites around the internet for mail art trading. I'm not sure how many of them ha designated envelope swaps. You can also just do a monthly trade with a few friends a build up a fun collection that way.

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    2. Thanks for the explanation. I didn't know if the recipient was actually expecting for there to be something inside the envelope. :)

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  10. PS.... would love to see either a video or step by step tut on how you make your little "creatures"... they are so adorable and I didn't get a good enough look at them close up on what you did exactly to make them and then do the embellishing.
    Thanks again!

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    1. Great idea - I will consider that for the next one. I did tape the embellishing on this one but then due to youtube upload time had to cut it. I could skip the paint part and focus on the images next time. - thanks

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  11. Great tutorial! Loved it, have to try this!!!

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  12. Hello Renee, I haven't stopped by your blog in ages and when I did so today was so pleased to see your very first video tutorial. How lovely to hear your voice. You did an amazing job and it's so interesting seeing your creative process. The envelope turned out great. I hope you do more, I'd definitely tune in again. I haven't been crafting / blogging for ages but no doubt will go back to it eventually.

    Take care, Sherry xx

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  13. first time visiting your blog! You did a fabulous job on the video...what happy mail should be !!!

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  14. Great tutorial - thanks!!
    Sandy

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  15. I really enjoyed this video and found it very informative!
    Thanks so much for sharing, Renee.

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  16. This was awesome work, and I loved watching your video to see how you created it. You are so creative with your collage bits - the little birds are just adorable!

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  17. WOW! Thank you Renee - this was wonderful and so inspiring. Your creativity is amazing and I love, love, love your detail work. Fabulous video - off to look through magazines!

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  18. Thanks for sharing your process on a video! I enjoy your work and can identify it immediately in the Somerset magazines. I love all the extra touches you put into your work to add interest and dimension!

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  19. Wow! Fab video Renee. I LOVE how you made your characters, thank you for sharing how-to.. I will look at magazines in a whole new light now. Great video.
    Gez xx

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  21. what a fantastic envie! I would love to receive one of your mail art, you wouldn't even have to put anything in it :-D
    Thanks for the inspiration!!
    Lisa

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