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Raising children and keeping my brain active.

A little while ago I wrote a post about having a go at making some vlog type videos of our family while we’re living in Cayman. I’ve finally done it!

I absolutely love video editing and I’ve already progressed to more sofisticated software (started with shot cut now on kdenlive). Hopefully they quality will keep getting better as I learn more about filming and editing. After almost 3 years away from software testing it’s nice to have something technical for my brain to do.

The videos won’t be for everyone. They’re just of our regular days and will include Isaac and Aeris of course, cooking, cleaning, days out and lots of little life updates.

It can become monotonous being under threes all day long, albeit rewarding. This is my little way of having something for myself that doesn’t involve wiping runny noses or explaining how we share toys.

If you fancy a peek my channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtbVOjRfS4rBRLl4wBwQjSg

and our day in the life from last weekend is here:

Trying Something New

I love to write and to tell a story. I love to read and hear other people’s stories. However, there’s nothing quite like seeing what you’ve read about in real life. Or the next best thing, on film. So that being said, after weeks of procrastinating I’ve decided to venture into the mysterious world of YouTube videos.

It’ll be easy, I said. I’ve got a camera, how hard can it be, I said. I’m a software tester, I love using new software, I said. How wrong was I!

Video editing is so time consuming, especially when you need to watch tutorials every 3 minutes or search for FAQs. Trying to introduce yourself to a video camera when you can’t even do it confidently in real life is terrifying; I recorded six intro videos and didn’t use any of them. Finding background music is a minefield – there’s so much to choose from. So, so much.

Having said all that, I’m going to persevere and just go for it. I’ll be learning new skills – filming, video editing, image editing, creating youtube content etc, gaining confidence, recording memories of my family and hopefully entertaining or inspiring others along the way.

I’m still not sure exactly what I’ll upload, but life is busy with a one year old and a two year old, we’re learning to live in a new country without any family nearby, making new friends and have plenty of hobbies and interests between us so I’m sure I’ll find something.

Until then I’ve uploaded a little video to kick start my channel.