Hells BELLS! I taped the first tutorial yesterday. I have a newfound respect for people who do these things all the time. It wasn’t easy. A few things I learned were:
1 – Start diet IMMEDIATELY. Unless the camera adds 100 lbs. If that’s the case, no worries - you’re perfect.
2 – Get teeth fixed as you are a snaggletooth and your mouth moves in such a way as to showcases said snaggle.
3 - After 11 years in Southern California, you still have a pretty strong Buffalo accent.
4 - Have someone else adjust the camera while you are sitting in the “spotlight.”
5 – Charge camera fully before starting.
Ugh. By the end, all my spark had died and I felt like finishing it with ”So…suck it people. The end.” And after all the taping and retaping and charging AND RECHARGING (I seriously almost threw the camera through the wall) and eventually running out of daylight, I realized that for the last part, the top of the screen was at my shoulders. I can laugh about it now (kinda), but there was no laughter in the Lewis house last night. None to be had. At all. I felt like Ralph in this picture:
OK. He’s really yawning in this picture, but he looks like a wild beast. Which is how I felt.
BUT, in the end, I think it’s a pretty solid first tutorial. If you end up thinking it’s super stupid and I look like an are-tard, please keep it to yourself as it might make me cry. I mean, I probably wouldn’t cry in front of you. I’d at least excuse myself to the bathroom.
All that being said, I’m hoping it will be finished within the week. It depends on how Ryan does on the editing. That should be interesting…
I’m giving this thing too much hype, aren’t I?