Sunday, June 17, 2018

Experimenting and Life Lessons #vlog #chaiwithsuzy #FridayReflections


“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.


Written for:
#FridayReflections hosted by Everyday Gyaan and Kohl Eyed Me

Linking to:
Lovin' Life
#openslather
#LifeThisWeek
#MondayMusings



Warm Regards
Photobucket





Follow me on
My facebook page Suzy's Ilation
Bloglovin
Pinterest Suzy Que
Google+ Suzy Que
Instagram Suzy.Ila

28 comments:

  1. Your video editing is so good. Love the smooth transitions. And what a lovely well maintained garden you have got. Beautiful ��

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Raj. Glad you liked my video and my garden. Still lots to learn with video editing.

      Delete
  2. Loved the video and the background music - and you're right, there's life lessons in everything if we look for them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Leanne. I'm glad you commented on the background music. I often wonder if my choice goes well iwth the video and if it is pleasing to the ears because there's nothing worse than an irritating sound.

      Delete
  3. I did not know you started a vlog. I feel bad about missing the announcement if there was one. What’s great is that video is fantastic and your garden really beautiful.
    I like doing experiments but they give me butterflies too 🤣

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Parul. I didn't make any official announcement, just started a series on my blog. Yep, vlogging gives me butterflies but I am really enjoying it.

      Delete
  4. Beautiful and peaceful garden. Just getting out and appreciating what nature has to offer makes a difference to my mental health.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. Very true, nature is good for our mental health.

      Delete
  5. Your vlog taught you a lot! I love "Less is often more or enough. And sometimes we have to backtrack in order to reset our path." #teamlovinlife

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Leanne. I think if you look deep any situation or experience can teach us a lot.

      Delete
  6. Hi Suzy, I'm visiting from #openslather. I like your Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, and your garden. Well done!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Natalie. Glad you liked my garden.

      Delete
  7. HOW much did I love this! A lot. I miss having a mature garden and this was an absolute delight. Many thanks! Funnily enough my blog post today is on Life lessons and what I learned last week!
    I am really pleased to welcome you to my link up each Monday!
    Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek. Next week's optional prompt 26/52 is Thank a Teacher.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Denyse. So glad you liked my post. I am enjoying your Lifethisweek link up. So many lovely posts linked there. Thanks so much for hosting.

      Delete
  8. You have a beautiful garden. I love the thought of the peaceful surroundings and the soft breeze. Vlogging is still a mystery to me so your video seems quite perfect.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Tulika for such a nice comment and for the encouragement.

      Delete
  9. Putting together a video for a vlog seems to be a big and time consuming deal.Thank you for sharing your lessons with us. I watched the video. Your garden looks lovely even in the low light of the cloudy day. I wonder how more beautiful will it look on a sunny day. With respect to the sound, I have to say your voice in the beginning was low though the sound of music was all good.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Anamika especially for your feedback on the sound. I will keep experimenting until I come up with the right volume.

      Delete
  10. Oh, I love your garden, Suzy! So pleasant and beautiful. How lovely it would be to sit outside sipping a cuppa enjoying the breeze and the view! The video was smooth and nice. It's another learning experiment to produce a perfect vlog. You are getting the hang of it. I have never tried it, looks interesting though.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Vinitha. I am enjoying the vlogging experience and it takes a bit of time to come up with something that is just right. But it's so much fun and satisfying

      Delete
  11. Your garden is really very pretty and I liked the video as well, Suzy.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Lovely garden and great job with the video, Suzy! I will check out more on your Youtube channel. Cheers!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Debbie. Yes, please check out my channel.

      Delete
  13. What a lovey garden, Suzy! I enjoyed this video tour a lot, so pleasant and inspiring! xx

    Aditi | www.aditispen.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Aditi. Glad you liked my video.

      Delete
  14. I enjoyed a tour of your garden Suzy. So beautiful, even on a day that looked overcast. I guess experimenting is not everyone's cup of tea...although sounds tempting enough to all. One tiny suggestion about the video, Suzy—Could you tweak the audio slightly, because your voice was hardly audible to me, although the music seemed to play at the right volume?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Esha. Glad you enjoyed the tour and thanks for the feedback on the audio. I will play around with that and hope next time my voice will be clearer and louder.

      Delete

Please leave a comment so I know you visited.

However, any inappropriate comments will be removed.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Copyright Protection