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Creating a craft tutorial for YouTube

I decided a long time ago that I wanted to upload more to YouTube. Since discovering that a lot of vloggers use their smartphone to make videos, I was even more determined to have a piece of the action.

Forgive me for stating the obvious, but a craft tutorial is quite different from filming a day out. For a start, both my hands are busy doing the craft and therefore cannot hold the camera or smartphone. So, I could either try to bribe my husband to hold the camera steady, or I could get a tripod. I opted for the tripod.

I will just add a note here that when I used to record timelapse videos out of my window, just for fun, I would steady the phone in a clean empty coffee mug. It works very well if you are filming in portrait.

** we have the first rain in ages and I have to stop writing for a few minutes just to look out of the window **

That few minutes turned into hours as I got distracted by other things.

Getting back to my video creation, I downloaded an app which was supposed to be a good one. You have to pay to remove the watermark, but I decided that I didn’t want to spend money unnecessarily. I’m glad I made that choice.

I filmed my video in several parts and soon discovered that the app was unstable. I salvaged what I could and then filmed the rest using just the standard build in video recorder and camera. It was fine.

Filming from the tripod does give the video a smooth look and I’m pleased with how good it looks.

If you would like to see for yourself, here is the link:

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