Mystery Mondays: Video Production Update

I just wanted to give you all a quick update on the state of the first video produced by The Outdoor Princess Productions. ESP Boss & I spent all day on Saturday setting up, filming, and then editing our first video. A friend of ours, Thatcher Bohrman, has been helping us. He is a video WIZARD and we couldn’t learn all of this without him!

ESP Boss setting up the studio.

It has taken us nearly two weeks just to get to this point. There was setting up the studio, pulling together props, figuring out wardrobe and makeup, and of course the storyboard. I think so far, my favorite part was actually getting to be on camera.

I’ll admit, I was a little apprehensive about being filmed. I’ve never really spent much time in front of a camera — video or otherwise. Now, give me a microphone and an audience and I’m happy. But being permanently captured in digital media…

But as soon as we started filming I felt really relaxed. It’s exactly like giving a speech. Except if I mess it up, I can have an instant do-over and my “audience” will never know!

(Yeah, I am one of THOSE people who aren’t scared of public speaking. Just don’t ask me to sing!)

Our first video is going to be pretty simple from the filming standpoint. It’s in post-production right now, which is a fancy way of saying that we’re editing it. One of the things that ESP Boss is really interested in is using a green screen. That means we’ll film it in our studio and then take out the background and replace it with a picture.

Doing a lighting check.

We are planning on filming in the field but for some of our “how-to” video segments it just makes sense to film in a completely controlled environment. I am so excited about being able to bring you video I’ve hardly been sleeping.

But, I really want to know what YOU want to see. Drop me an email or leave a comment and let me know what types of how-to videos you’d like to see us produce. And, we are on the lookout for products we can review. If you have a product you’d like me to review, please let me know!

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