Ten Minutes on Thursday
I have to admit I failed: Five Minutes on Friday has turned into Ten Minutes on Thursday. I just couldn’t say all I wanted about this week’s topic, in only 5 minutes. Well, maybe I could have, if I’d been organised and used a script. But I chose to chat off the top of my head, as usual, with only a few scribbled notes for guidance.
Making a video is so different from writing. When I write a story, I first write a draft. Then I spend time reorganising those words to make sure the post says exactly what I want it to say. I change whole sentences, eliminate others, and reorganise the structure of the post. Even after I hit ‘publish’ I sometimes go back and change a word here or there until I’m satisfied.
But when I’m chatting on video, I only get one chance to say what I want… unless I stop the camera and do another take. And even when I try again, I usually end up fixing one thing and messing up another. At some point I have to give up and use the clips I have. Often when I’m watching my video later, I know I haven’t said things very well. I’ve used the wrong words or repeated myself. Often it’s too late to do anything about that.
So what do I prefer: written posts or videos? I suppose I’m better at writing, but video making is exciting. I feel like I’m actually talking to someone, having a conversation. (Except in a real conversation, I could backtrack and change my words as my thoughts come together.) Making videos is certainly a new challenge.
So will you watch my latest offering? I hope so!
Here is this week’s video…What is it Like to Be an Unschooling Parent? (from my point of view, of course!)