Exciting news! Hot off the press! I've started a VLOG (Video Blog). This VLOG will be located on my YouTube channel, and is more of a look into my daily life. I got the idea to do it after watching a few other YouTubers vlogging their daily lives and it kind of seemed interesting to me. I'm setting out to do this with Chloe my lovely girlfriend, not to get YouTube famous or anything like that. The sole purpose we've started to VLOG is because it is forcing us to get out and do more exciting things with our lives. Our first episode if you want to call it that, got us out on a picnic down at the Tempe Town Lake. Which, due to the excessive Phoenix summer heat wasn't our best idea, and didn't last all that long, but it was something we've never done before. I know, I've never taken my girlfriend of almost 4 years on a picnic! *shame shame* Besides getting out and living a more interesting life, it also allows us to give our friends and family who primarily all live in the Midwest United States, a look into what we've been up to. Our parents appreciate this the most since we've just moved out here a year ago and we don't get to see them and talk to them everyday like we used to. Not to mention we are learning a lot more about our new city! Another good reason to do this, for me at least, is it has gotten me more familiar with programs such as Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects. I haven't used these video editing platforms before because I have primarily been a stills only photographer. This is helping expand my skill set as well as get me using my camera in a way I'm not used to. Yes filming video has a whole new set of rules and parameters I'm just getting a taste of. Though I should also mention the main chunk of these VLOGs are shot with my iPhone 5. But I am sprinkling in some higher end shots done with the GoPro Hero 3+ (super slow motion, 120fps in our 4th of July VLOG was pretty beastly!), as well as my professional DSLR, the Canon 6D.
I'm sure as this VLOG progresses I will upgrade from using my iPhone to maybe a nicer point and shoot camera with nice 1080 video. The main reason I don't use my GoPro which provides excellent video quality is because the audio quality is absolute garbage, and the iPhone actually provides decent audio. Another thing to note though is this isn't about the gear at all. These VLOGs are not high quality productions. They are meant to be about the content, the fun loving experience of living life. Sort of run and gun. I would be very appreciative if you could head over to my YouTube channel and check out our series of VLOGs so far as well as please SUBSCRIBE if you like what you see.
Here's our first few VLOGs for you to check out :)