It took me long enough eh? As brave as I am with a lot of things in life, some things still scare me shitless, and shooting videos ranks high on the list. I have this HD all singing, all dancing DSLR camera that I have been getting better at shooting pictures with. I bravely moved over to shooting in Manual, which took me months to do. A very kind pro photographer was brought across my path at a friend’s baby shower and he kindly showed me what to do using his very expensive full frame camera. I had to run home to get my camera so I could practice. I was shocked at what I could do with it. Every serious photographer shoots in Manual and I have been afraid of venturing into unknown. Not any more. The pictures you are going to be seeing in the next couple of weeks/months, will have an edge to them. I am also stepping into the deep end with photo editing. Scary stuff right there, but I am determined. Enough of looking at pictures on foreign food blogs and thinking why, can’t mine look like that.
Before I ramble off, finally I got the nerve to shoot a video. It is not that often I have someone else in the kitchen with me holding a camera. 99% of all the pictures on the blog, were taken my by me. So last Sunday, I had this rare opportunity, so I told A, to hold the camera and shoot a video. It was quite the experience, especially the unexpected help we got from my friend’s son. Listen out for him and my laughter. We could have spliced up the other takes to form a perfect video, but I said no. We will use this one. Years down the line when I have TV shows, I want to look back and laugh at the very first video I uploaded unto the internet. I have zero experience with video editing, like zilch, but I am willing to learn. My colleague told me even kids in primary school can do it. The kick in the backside that I needed. My tripod and I are going to get very friendly. It has been sitting in my cupboard for months now.
So, don’t despise the days of humble beginnings, this is my very first video on the YouTube Channel:
Dooney’s Kitchen How to series. How to grate water yam in a food processor.
Wish me luck!!