Grace.....At the end of our day.
ConversationGod.com has been on my mind a lot. This video is a bit of my heart regarding that new site and a bit about vlogging. I really would just like to be involved in conversation with others. I'd like to talk, to get to know others, to hear about the things you believe and to share what I believe. And, in the end of it all, to have grown, to have been challenged, to have been encouraged to understand other things and people more than I did before, to know that I helped others to understand me and what I stand for better, even if only in a small way, and to have participated in this community with others in a caring way.
Let's talk. Let's continue in this conversation. I thought this might be a good place to start, by discussing good and bad. Visit conversationGod.com to leave a comment or email the link to your video submission to me at conversationGod [at] gmail [dot] com.
There are many reasons why I video blog. I can't say that I solely videoblog for others. I enjoy video blogging, I think in ways it is recording bits of my history, I enjoy participating in the community of vloggers. With all that said there are people who watch. I hope that people watch. What I don't often get to see is the first reaction. What it is like when people are watching. Comments are great and I really enjoy receiving them and interacting with those who send me comments but over the past week or so I have been blessed to also to be able see and not just read about how my vlog put a smile on someone's face. It makes me feel like what I am doing is that much more valuable. I'd probably vlog even if no one commented or laughed or cried or got mad after seeing a video. I might even do it if no one was watching but me. But that is not the case and I am thankful to know that folks watch and that we can touch each other even from miles away but still from as close as the room where we have our computers.
The first time that I got a chance to see a reaction this week was on Mom's Brag Blog. And the video in this post is the second time I got to see a reaction to one of my vids. It was cool and encouraging and something I am thankful for so I share it with you. I hope you smile. :)
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This is a video that was made in response to the day 6 challenge posted on the videoblogging yahoo group. The challenge was to vlog without using your camera. I've had this idea for doing a vloggercon promo for about a week now and this seemed like an opportunity to make that idea come to life and also keep the days challenge. This video is a day late. If you care to hear about my editing issues with this video read below. Or skip my complaining and enjoy the promo.
Clips from these vloggers were included in this clip:
Dave's (90 Seconds of Dave) original video "Transformation" can be found here.
Josh's (JoshLeo.com) original video "The Best Hot Dog in Grand Rapids" can be found here.
Ninja's (AskANinja.com) original video "Ninja Skills" can be found here.
Ryanne's (Ryanne's Video Blog) original video "The Jay and Ryanne Show Episode 2"can be found here. Susan's (Kity Kity's Vlog) original videos from "Kityoke"can be found here.
And David's (David Howell Studios) original video "Video Blogging Week Day 3" can be found here.
My editing issues:
Wow, this video a day is tough. Last night I was exporting what I thought would be my completed video and was getting ready to post it then my computer just decided an error was in order and the export would fail. This happened at least one other time. I figured since I had used an new screen capture program that had made video in a different file format from the rest of the videos included in this one that that might be the problem. I went back, compressed them to .mov files and then tried again. This time audio wasn't working. Apparently if I leave gaps between audio clips my program won't pic up when a new one starts. Also for some reason (and this never happened before) the audio also wouldn't export into applelossless so I had to use a different codec. Long story just a bit shorter after about 6 or so export attempts this is the best one. I wish the screen capture quality and audio was better and I am not sure how compatible it'll be but it is what it is and again I have learned a lot from the process. I guess we have all been through the compression woes. Maybe when those new video blogging books come out I'll be able to figure out a better solution.
Don't use your camera was the challange. Maybe for me it should have been get your video in on time day. Then maybe just maybe I'd got it done by now. Oh well. I'm almost there. A video made without the use of my camera coming soon. Very soon.
I did not see a daily theme challenge posted today in the videoblogging group. For the last three days I have tried to keep to following those suggested daily themes that were posted there.
Enjoy this. And please feel free to comment and communicate your thoughts about this video's message, content, composition or anything else. Any of your thoughts would be welcomed and appreciated.
So I have literally been working on this video for the past 7 hours. The last 2 or three have been mostly attempts to render and export my video. Unfortunately after waiting for two exports both files had audio that was for some reason not complete. The audio would cut out about 1/4 way through the video.