Video Blogging Premiere

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Rachelskirts + Video Blogging = FAIL from Rachelskirts on Vimeo

Video blogging is difficult. Not looking or sounding like a complete idiot is also very difficult (for me, at least).

I forgot that I should say something interesting. I also forgot that I am not Rory Gilmore and should stop trying to pick up her mannerisms. On top of that, I forgot that lists are a lot more fun when the items are separated by bullets or numbers instead of "umms" and "sures."

Basically, a lot of fail went into the making of this video, and for that, I apologize.

Gilligan

Gilligan

Well, I vote for the belly-dancing class. Or fencing. Fencings's good too. ;-)

Not too much fail, that's an awesome quality video for starters! What camera did you use?

Work on the umms... maybe type up a brief outline for the vlog first, and you'll be good!

Hope to see more in the future, best of luck!

Jewemiah

Jewemiah

Haha Hello------ Miss Skirts!

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

Gilligan: DEFINITELY plan on having an outline or at least a topic (duh!) before the next run. I just used my camera for this shoot, actually. Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS. The video capabilities are pretty impressive for a little point-and-shoot!

J-wew: UMM.... HELLO.... SURE!

Joel

Joel

Cool! Don't stop!

I know how it is, just started a bit of a videoblog for my house project. I cringe every time I see myself on camera. I just have to remind myself that I'm harder on myself than just about everyone in the world.

The background music was awesome and the inadvertent cue at 2:05 was perfect! Little coincidences like that make unscripted video fun.

I have to say, although assume some risk telling you this...you totally remind me of this actress in this movie - your face and the way you say you words...am I out of line? :) I think it's cool!

Karen Sugarpants

Karen Sugarpants

Well I think you're adorable!

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

Joel: Glad you liked the music! I had a great internet radio station going in the background, and I forgot to turn it off or pick something else. The whole "what's going on in the background kinda matters" thing never crossed my mind. I'm glad it worked anyway. :)

Also, when I saw that chick in Napoleon Dynamite, I cringed because I used to do the side ponytail thing, too. I'd hire her to play the part of me in the next video blog (sans the ponytail, of course). :) Not at all out of line!

Karen Sugarpants: Haha, thanks. I believe the word you were looking for is "awkward," but I'll take "adorable," too. :)

Tez

Tez

Oh man, your little gesture for the "via video" line cracks me up for some reason. Birthday Card Bonanza sounds like a pretty epic course if I do say so myself.

Sooooo, keep it up. I liked it. Or to use proper internets lingo, "Moar plz!"

James

James

Yaaagghhhh well done for video blogging. Interesting and good fun to watch. I wouldn't have the balls to do it and it would kinds conflict with the anonymity aspect of my blog too.

I was going to comment on the background music too, but I see someone beat me to it. Plus I found it kinda funny that you were sat on the floor

Ben

Ben

Good for you for taking the plunge though! It's so tough to get a clip of yourself that you're happy with. Oh...and to not just keep starting over because you find yourself staring at the video footage on the screen while filming.

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

Tez: Who the heck takes a birthday card bonanza class? And WHY? (Hopefully, there will be more to come... after I die of embarrassment a few more times.)

James: Thanks! I really wish I could remember the name of the station so I could listen to it at work today. Great old jazz music. My favorite! (Oh, and I sat on the floor because that's where the sunshine was. I think I was a cat in a previous life.)

Ben: You actually inspired me to do it! Thankfully, I couldn't see how dumb I looked cuz I was just filming with my camera. But that was the second take. The first time through, I literally forgot what I had done that day. It was bad.

James

James

On another note... what has happened to your dates on your blog. At my end your recent posts are showing as April

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

James: I'm that far behind in posting. :( I'm trying to keep up with Blog365, so I'm back-dating all my entires. (Legal, according to their rules.) I hope to catch up this week. This video posting may just help get me out of my blogging rut!

Honeybuns

Honeybuns

Hey, I think it is HOT! Lol... Good job on your first one. I enjoyed it. I felt like I was actually sitting with you and listening to you. It was also nice to see your face again. GREAT JOB! Keep me updated when the 'Tipsy Smile' edition is released.

James

James

That is hilarious. I'm not sure what is more hilarious actually... the fact you are backdating posts or the fact it took me this long to notice.

MJ Klein

MJ Klein

women are so unnecessarily critical of themselves.... including you. there's nothing wrong with how you looked or sounded on that video. you're a real person and it was fun seeing the video update.

gRegor

gRegor

This was pretty good, not a fail. Keep at it.

chris

chris

^ What he said.

Also, why are all con-ed programs the same? You'd think that if one were to travel half-way across North America, one would be able to take a course that is *different* than one's local college offers.

Avitable

Avitable

That was a good first video post. In some of the shots, you actually look a bit like Jessica Biel.

Sanko

Sanko

It's obvious what this video is lacking: The Most Boring Family Evah!!

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

Honeybuns: I was hoping someone who knew me in real life could chime in on how true to myself this video managed to be. Glad it was somewhat realistic for ya! I'll try to squeeze in a tipsy smile next time. :)

James: I've been getting emails about it for weeks now. I really need to catch up.

MJ Klein: Well... then... thanks!

gRegor: I might even try for a round two tonight!

chris: Seriously. Why couldn't we offer a class on making Chicago pizza or something?

Avitable: Okay, now I KNOW you internet people are lying to me. Haha. (Thanks, though!)

Sanko: It's because y'all were so boring (or not in the house) that I wound up making this video, fool! You can be in my next video. :)

Justin Williams

Justin Williams

omg. its lonelyskirts15! :)

seven

seven

I love it! I've thought about doing that, but my camera makes clicking noises when I record video, and I'm not sure how to make it stop.

gRegor

gRegor

re: round 2 - dooo eeeet!

Justin Williams++ for best comment.

Yeah, and about that "I have only 5 readers" crap: it's crap.

P.S. Why are your posts dated back to April? ;]

Blindsquirrel

Blindsquirrel

I thought this was incredibly charming and sincere...not to mention funny. It was awesome.

Judging by your Kung Fu stance you don't need the "Women's self-defense class". I also agree that fencing sounds cool...of course I immediately thought of selling stolen crap, but I guess the sword fighting type would be just as neat.

Ren

Ren

AARP Saftey Driving classes! I completely agree with you when old people should NOT be on the road unless they are on their scooter chair in the bike lane.

(P.S. Completely jealous of all your readers! I have none, just you, and me. That accounts for ZERO)

Michael

Michael

If it means anything, you're totally cute. You don't have that "hello! I'm a videoblogger! You! Think I'm awesome, darn it!" vibe that so many video bloggers seem to have. (I'm generalizing because I haven't actually seen that many videoblogs (is it videoblog, or video blog? I'm not sure(hooray for excessive parentheses!))). Anyhoo, you seem very natural. Albeit, a tad nervous, like you don't know what you're doing.. but that's to be expected.. you don't. I'm giving you one, maybe two more video(space?)blogs before you're a pro.

Jacob Ingalls

Jacob Ingalls

Good Effort, Good Effort

Sarah

Sarah

Haha! Your video blog wasn't half bad for starters and video quality was excellent. You were totally cute even with your 'umms'.

Fuse!

Fuse!

Since I have no Internet other than my iPhone, I have not been able to watch. :(

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

Justin Williams: gRegor's right. That was definitely the best comment.

seven: Bummer! I'm officially scolding your camera from afar, as I would really love to see a video of you!

gRegor: Haha, to be fair, this video has prompted triple the number of normal comments. It's actually super exciting! The more feedback, the merrier. :)

Blindsquirrel: I actually first thought of picket fences when I read the "fencing" title. It was right after all the landscaping classes, so it made sense to me. The sword-related fencing is infinitely cooler, though.

Ren: Hey, I don't count as at least one? And no worries. I'm planning to do a huge overhaul of my blogroll and dedicate a lovely entry to singing your praises. With your wit and talent and beauty, you'll build up a fan club in no time!

Michael: The only video blog posts I've really seen have been by Darren Rowse of problogger.net, and he's definitely much better at it than I am. I'm glad I really haven't seen what anyone else is doing; it would just make me even more nervous! I'm also glad that I came off looking and sounding natural to you... I definitely don't ever want to be fake here, even if being real is slightly embarrassing.

Jacob Ingalls: Thanks.

Sarah: Haha, maybe I can change my tagline to "Ummtastic" instead of Rachtastic. :) (And thanks. Glad you liked it!)

Fuse!: Aww! Lamesauce. Text me or something when you get around to watching it. I'd love to get your feedback on this!

Michael

Michael

Of course, he's better. He's a "problogger"(.net) ..he he..

(Please excuse my lame joke.)

(Scratch that, I don't have to apologize for my sense of humor! My sense of humor is awesome, darn it!)

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

Michael: Well, all joking aside, he is a professional blogger... It's a title I'd actually love to have one day. I've been blogging for six years, and I sometimes secretly hope that practice will make perfect and make money. If not, it's still an insanely fun hobby! Only time will tell, I guess.

Oh, and I <3 your sense of humor. No need to apologize for or defend it!

Michael

Michael

All joking aside, I figured that he was a real pro blogger; that was my whole point. You should only feel bad if you're getting paid to video blog. And yes, getting paid would be the most amazing thing ever.

I wasn't apologizing, remember? I was just recognizing that I have, possibly, the cheesiest sense of humor since puns were invented.

(fun fact: All my friends at church call me Cheesesnack. I like to think it's a compliment to my sense of humor, but it's really just a parody of my last name.)

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

Michael: This conversation is getting circular, and I clearly missed what was funny (or punny) about restating the point I had originally made. My bad, I guess. Let's all just agree that I'm not as good as a professional blogger (for obvious reasons) and call it a wrap.

Michael

Michael

...sorry..

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

Michael: Aww, don't be sorry! I was trying to apologize for not being cool enough to pick up on the funny, but I think I came off sounding like a douche in that last comment. :( I'm truly very sorry. Much love, darlin'.

C

C

I love it. I think you look cute and I love that you called yourself Rachelskirts. CUTE!

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

C: Well thank you! A lot of people call me "Rachelskirts" or "Skirts" in real life, and I totally want to encourage that. :)