It’s been frustrating, to say the least. I’ve been studying.
Selecting, blending, backgrounding, cutting, cropping, clicking, circling, colouring, edging, freeze framing, fading, filling, filtering, modifying, over-laying, reversing, splitting, trimming, transitioning, title-ing, zooming in, zooming out, all in the name of editing.
There’s J-cut, L-cut, and speed ramping?!
Trying all sorts of motions, fast forward and rewinding, instant replays, only to start over again.
This is the road to success. The road to popularity. Nothing comes from nothing. No matter how good you think you are, if you don’t spend hours daily on social media, no one will know. No one will care. But! Is it really worth it?
For those mobile phone junkies, it is. The ones that react to each and every ‘bling’.
The ones that look and act like zombies on our streets. In bars. Even within a group of friends.
Putting their life and life of others at risk.
Tik Tok, time is running out. OMG, I lost a pound on the ‘gram’.
But you know what?
This just isn’t me. Spending precious time on the computer? Following the norm to create a popular video?
I do know that I have lots to learn which will come in time. My wanting to do it perfectly nature will just have to be patient.
The reason why I am successful in many fields is the fact, that I know, I am not the best in them.
Photography, videography, baking and pastry production, and all my other hobbies and interests;
There will always be someone better, I know that.
But I also know that I am not the worst either and that I am ambitious and dedicated to learn.
I don’t live a normal life, why start here? I am doing exactly what YOU wish you were doing.
30 years ago, June 23rd, 1993. My mom’s birthday. I am doing what I like to do, not what I have to do.
Because of my choices. Simple as that. And that’s how I like it. I am a simpleton.
Because it’s the simple things, that really make the big difference.
It’s not that I don’t like previously edited videos, but there is just something missing. A storyline. My story.
The video I consider almost complete is the ‘Don’t stop, Won’t stop’ video. I had a story, I had the music. Similar to my travel stories. A good story and has great footage to show for it. And that’s what I want to achieve with future videos.
I have taken thousands of videos over the years. Expect the unexpected, it’s the story of my life. It’s my channel and I want to have fun with it.
However, I would appreciate it if you subscribe to my YouTube channel, and like and share the videos shown. Only if you like them. If you don’t like them, please tell me why. Or how I could improve. These I will combine with travelswithben.
Maybe sometime down the line, I find sponsors to finance my travels. Maybe not.
I drifted off the topic slightly, but my point is, I want to initiate videos the way I live my life.
Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop.