This “create a YouTube video” has been a rollercoaster. Ups and downs. Ups and downs. I was so excited, thinking I’d be able to do something with animation. Movement. Power. Remember the Social Media Revolution 2012 video we watched the first week? Or Evolution Web 1.0, Web 2.0 to Web 3.0? I had it all figured out in my head. I knew the topic I wanted (spoiler alert: What is your Intent for Today?) and could even visualize how it would look. I was just motoring up the rollercoaster, getting higher and higher, so filled with ideas.
But I couldn’t figure out how to do it. Do I not have the software? Or am I’m lacking the know-how? And the Camtasia tutorials? Do they think I’m Steven Spielberg?!? Sigh…after several hours searching the internet, I decided I’d have to scale down my idea.
Woooshhhh…down the rollercoaster I went.
Okay. So I’ll do a creative Powerpoint presentation that I can upload to YouTube via Camtasia. Not the boring ones to music that my Dad emails me (sorry Dad). No, mine will still have the impact I want. Meaning. Something attention-grabbing so the video pulls you in to the message. A message that makes you think. Shouldn’t be too hard. At least this part of the Camtasia tutorial made sense to me. Just have to figure out how to get the “Wow” I’m looking for. So, off I go again exploring the internet, looking for ideas on how to make a Powerpoint presentation spectacular. Found some interesting links that enabled me to customize some pictures. Looked through myriads of posts on www.intent.com until I found the ones I wanted. More pictures. Scripted it out so it had a bit of the “Wham” factor I was looking for.
Back up the rollercoaster I go. Getting excited again. Maybe I can still make this work?
Okay…now to add two tracks of sound: my voice plus a bit of background music. Okay. Back to the internet to figure it out. Almost there.
Am I going to “whoosh” down the rollercoaster again? Or…will this work? Stay tuned…almost done.