by hiperit | on April 15, 2012
I did my fist video and uploaded it to YouTube! For years I have used a webcam for communications and I have a camcorder which I use with digital cameras for things like wedding photography. It was the first time for me to actually script out and make a recording to upload though.
It was a spoof response to a spoof marketing prospect so I had to think through just how to get the “spoof” factor right. Afterall if I was too serious it would fail to deliver as it was a spoof right? I decided to use a little humour. Humour can have its own difficulties but I think I covered the bases.
As a former computing teacher, I would take part in raising class donations for charities at times. I would append the name Anon Y Mouse and make up a suitable total anonymously. This gave me the idea of hiding behind a mask of a mouse. One thing I have learned from watching various webinars or webcasts is that distractions have to be cut to a minimum so I thought I would play on that and have my character interrupted. You know the usual suspects…son playing loud music and daughter getting a phone call from the boyfriend you want to tell off for bringing her home too late. Try concentrating on running a webinar with those distractions!
Towards the end of the video I decided that I would cut away the mask so to speak and reveal myself! Actually what I did was to put up a picture while I spoke and then removed the picture to show me…wearing a mask! haha! I don’t know if the results were exactly what was required for the video to be a response but I know one thing is for certain…I had great fun scripting and doing the video and it might be the first attempt but now I got bit by the bug it will not be my last.