Over the last month I have been involved in the High Frequency Video Challenge run by Michelle Holmes who has worked as a coach for many celebs and people wanting to get their message out into the world with a group of other people wanting similar outcomes. All videos are uploaded to a private Facebook group to allow comments by Michelle and other very supportive group members. Over the month I wanted to get the knowledge and confidence to record short videos of myself talking about my paintings as I often get asked what is the story behind my paintings? and why do I do what I do? I like watching videos that tell stories behind the people and what they do so for me it seems like the best way to get my message out into the world. Also as my work is visual it seems logical to use a visual medium and I prefer talking to writing at the end of the day.
Through the month we were given a different challenge every day along with knowledge about simple equipment to use. A smart phone is great but use it in landscape as if you record in portrait you get black sides to your video. I purchased a nifty gadget that hold my phone on a tripod rather than propping it up or holding it in shaky hands that I started with. It is best to use the camera on the back as the quality is better but I hated not being able to see myself so I used the front camera and found the iPhone quality to be fine. I am now using a camera as well as my iPhone uploading to iMovie which enables editing if you want to but you can trim directly on your phone which is OK for taking off the end and beginning when you start and finish your little video.
The challenges were a variety of subjects some of which really made me think about where I want to go or be in the future and often made many of us quite emotional as we cleared some blockages from past experience.The support from other in the group was an invaluable part of the process and I feel I have made some amazing connections for the future with complete strangers sharing an experience that brought us all together sharing a unique experience.
The link below will take you to my short video about my popular ‘POPPY’ painting.
This experience has been incredible as in the final week I began recording some of my own short videos that have been pretty well received and I was amazed to have 49 views in 12 hours following the release of the first video..I feel quite chuffed by this!
Michelle runs these courses on a regular basis and you can also access 1:1 coaching or join an on-line programme which should get you more confidence and the knowledge to get your important messages out there!
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