“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
I thought a lot about this and tried to link it to my vlog today.
And in doing that, I learned a few things ...
Today's vlog took a long time to edit. I had to experiment a lot with the filming, editing footage and the order of things, transitions, audio, captions, narrations etc.
Through filming I learned that you can't get everything right the first time. The parts that got missed or were badly filmed had to be redone. Then the weather changed a lot during the day so not all filming had the same amount of light and I had to make many adjustments. Life is like that. Often we have to redo things and in redoing we face other challenges.
Editing the footage and the order of things taught me that often we have to drop a lot so we can be effective. Less is often more or enough. And sometimes we have to backtrack in order to reset our path.
Adjusting the audio was a little tricky. I had comments on my earlier vlogs that the sound was too soft. And yet it sounded pretty loud on my computer. So how do you strike a balance? In life we need to know when to turn up the audio, that is, our voice, or lower it. And through feedback and experience we learn how to control our volume. But we can't always get it right and in my view that's okay. I hope the adjustments to the audio on my vlog has made it better for those who thought it was too soft.
But I learned the most from the transitions. I had to review footage many times, add footage, delete footage so that the transition to a new clip was smooth and easy on the eyes. Not all transitions occurred nicely blended but there wasn't much I could do with that. Life too is often like that. At times, change is smooth and easy and at other times a bit choppy, The choppy parts need to be adjusted so that eventually the transition to a new phase or situation is smoother and sometimes one just has to accept and ride the choppy seas.
But now for some easy viewing, so grab a cuppa and join me in my garden ...
on my youtube channel: https://youtu.be/s5thnK0hh7A
Hope you enjoyed today's vlog. Whenever I'm in my garden, life just seems good. And camellias are one of my favourite flowers.
What life lessons have you learned from experimenting with things? Share with us in the comments.
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