So I have been thinking about vlogging. Yes I know that part of YouTube peaked years ago with Casey Neistat, iJustine and many others leading the pack. Vlogging was the cool new thing to do and there was something pure and interesting how people shared their lives. Well that was few years ago, but popularity isn’t really what interests me in it. In the past I have done few Finnish language videos, just to do something creative, but nothing major or consistent. Still there is few reasons.
I haven’t written the post on my workflow with photos and how I run everything on my iPad, but the first part of my interest actually is pushing my gear and seeing what it is able to do. In the past Nikon cameras had a terrible video capabilities. Now with the new mirrorless Z6 and Z7, that changed little bit. New autofocus capabilities and better OS all around, is interesting combo. For me at least. When purchasing a new camera, photo capabilities was the only matter which weighted in the decision. But now that they are there, should I take advance of it? Then there’s the iPad. iPad Pro 2018 is a small powerhouse of tech. Would I be able to cut, color grade, manage and even produce any decent quality of videos with it? Skipping the whole desktop machine experience.
Shooting the videos with my Nikon Z6 and the unloading the footage straight to the iPad and cutting the whole thing with LumaFusion. Storing the assets and final files in external hard drive. Making it all very lightweight and mobile friendly. And there is also the possibility to shoot with my phone. Giving even more freedom.
Like you can probably see with my writing, I am not native English speaker. Being Finnish, English is basically a hobby for me. I use it to read or write. I hardly ever speak it, except few times a month at work with foreign customers.
So doing vlogs would also be way to better my English. Make it more usable and more fluent. Usually more I use it, the better it gets. Few first days, it’s really harsh and awkward, but gets better fast. Or at least in the past it has done so. Only thing I am thinking is the fact that would it be listenable in the beginning? But to be honest, there wouldn’t almost anyone listening to it, so that really isn’t a huge problem.
One of the biggest hurdles would be talking to the camera. At the beginning it always feels awkward and you start to think everyone is staring. It really doesn’t matter if someone is staring, but it is something to get over with.
As I see it, it all comes down to few simple things. Can I do it with my gear, and can I challenge myself to do it? Will I be able to be consistent enough to upload something at least weekly? Also there is the one more huge obstacle. What I am going to talk about? That’s a big one. Thinking that if I decide that it evolves around photography, maybe it would get me out of house more. Take photographs and make a video at the same time. They would compliment each other, but also make it all much more complicated.
Should I start doing videos?