Experience Is The Best Teacher

Dear Awesome Reader,

I had said in one of my posts, a few days ago, that I would be uploading my Q & A video today. As you can probably guess, that hasn’t happened.

My original plan was to use little cards with the questions written on them and mini doddles to make a cute little stop-motion video, with me talking in the background and an acoustic guitar backing track.

To quote the brilliant Casey Neistat (definitely worth checking out his YouTube videos) “Ideas are easy, execution is everything.”

Whenever you come up with an idea, it hardly ever remains exactly how you envisioned it at the beginning. I believe that you should always leave room for ideas to develop. In this case, I didn’t. I stuck to too much of a strict plan and wanted to stick to the idea completely. I spend 5 hours preparing for the video; making all the cards look pretty and drawing, colouring, etc.

Then I recorded the video which took 26 minutes. By the time I began editing, it didn’t feel as though anything was working. And this was after about an hour and a half of editing.

Now you may be thinking, “She must be so annoyed at the fact that she’s spent all this time and effort for nothing.”

And you’d be half right. Yes, I was a little annoyed. But something did come out of it. One word: Experience. I honestly believe that experience is the best teacher, the hardest way to learn, but the best.

This has actually happened to me twice before in the last 2 weeks. I have two unfinished videos, roughly 5 hours of editing gone into both, and I’m just not satisfied with either of them. But that’s okay.

And also, people don’t mind. There may feel like a lot of pressure, like I mentioned in today’s earlier post, but people are nice. 🙂


2 thoughts on “Experience Is The Best Teacher

  1. The Storyteller says:

    I totally get where you’re coming from! I did media studies this year and we had to make a music video, and the final outcome was nothing like what I initially thought it would be like! But having that experience is so important to learn from. 🙂

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  2. mylifeascathy says:

    The thing about youtubing is that it takes a lot of commitment. I’ve watched a couple videos on the process of making a youtube video, and I am astounded. So much hard work, time, and effort is put into a 10 minute long video. You have to be really into film-making to believe that time isn’t wasted. I’m glad you love YouTube as much as you say you do. 🙂

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