Friday, September 27, 2019

The worlds least successful YouTuber

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

LOL -- I admit it, I love YouTube. For a few years, I put up a video every once in a while. In truth, that means when I could convince someone to make one for me.

Okay, it would be a LOT easier if I felt comfortable in front of a camera. I don't. Therefore, I need software to help me put these things together. I tried several and settled on one called Animoto.  It's pretty limited, and I mostly do slideshow videos for my books and my thrifting adventures.

Putting the videos together is easy. Takes less than an hour. Putting the slides together to make the videos can take from four to six hours. For example: Just taking a photo of an object is fast and easy. Taking that photo and isolating the object from the background is also easy, but not always 100% successful. That's when it might take me a half hour or more to go in and manually erase what the software didn't quite take out. I don't always have good lighting. That means taking the photo and messing around with the brightness and contrast.

So, is it actually fun doing this stuff? Not really, but I do like the end result (and hope you do, too).

Check out my playlists for my various series:

Booktown Mysteries

Victoria Square Mysteries

Life On Victoria Square

Jeff Resnick Mysteries

Lotus Bay Mysteries

Blythe Cove Manor

Come Thrift With Me

I hope you'll check out (and subscribe) to my channel.  Find the home page here.


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