If you’ve been following along the last little while, you’ll know I recently published my first online bookbinding class! Today I wanted to take a minute and share a few things I learned on this new-to-me journey.While I’ve been teaching IRL for several years, making an online class is something I’ve never done. And to be honest, it wasn’t something I was yearning to do. But I had been mulling over the possibilities that online classes afforded, thoughts that were quickly squashed by self-consciousness. I still cringe at the intro video, but I’m so glad to have gone through this process and have plans to make more.
Here are a few things I learned along the way:
- Video editing can get pretty addictive. Especially when you’re learning and discovering tips and tricks as you go. For me this meant re-editing every time I learned a new trick. Yikes!! (Huge Thank You to Michael for his post-production skills and late-night editing patience).
- You know those cooking shows where they demo how to make something and they always have another version of the thing they’re making, but it’s completed? I found out that it’s actually another 5-6 versions of the thing being made (at least). That’s right, mistakes happen *even when* being recorded.
- You can totally use your phone to make a how-to video. This is what I did, and I rigged an arm to my table top tripod for birds eye filming. While the sound still needs work, I’m pretty pleased with my setup for recording. (See photo above).
Take a look at my first ever online bookbinding class here and let me know what you think!