Recording oneself for an online class might just be one of the funniest things I've done (sad, huh?) but then again, being able to laugh at oneself is a good thing, right? After calling the stepson to ask the stupidest question and have him point out what should be the obvious. Duh!,, The following are some thoughts, musings, etc:
#1 Use good lighting
#2 not such good lighting that I look more washed out than my pasty white skin already makes me.
Which brings me to...
#3 Oh my gosh woman, go put more makeup on. Don't you remember your high school thespian days and what stage lights do to you?
#4 NO horizontal stripes, "I think these stripes make me look even fatter, crap now I have to go change)
#5 Make a script and try to memorize said script (unless you are good at shooting form the hip improvisation) I clearly am not as spontaneously clever as I thought. Hmpf
#6 wow, I look old! Oh well. Move on, no camera around is going to turn back that clock.
#7 record, watch, laugh, delete, record, Curse, watch, laugh, delete some more
#8. My dogs wonder what is going on, though they should be use to me talking to myself 😉
#9. Camera angles. Thank goodness for a joby, it can cling to anything. Even the dogs squirt bottle, propped up on a stool on top of the workbench.
Wow, I'm so professional.
#10. I now clearly understand why there are lots of blooper reels. I could make my own.
Anyway, needed a little break from the insanity to share my insanity with you!
Back to recording! See you soon, in a online class perhaps.