I did it. I slayed my Goliath, conquered my mountain, took the plunge, overcame my fears. What did I do? I published a YouTube video. I know this may seem like a small feat, but in my head it was the great unknown. I have had every excuse in the book.
“When the kids are in school full-time.” (The youngest is currently finishing up second grade)
“When my workshop is complete.” (Completed a year ago, and for real when is a shop ever “finished”. Amiright?!)
“When I have more time.” (Ha, if I was waiting for more time, I picked the wrong career.)
The list could go on and on and entail such menial things like, “washing my hair sounds like a lot of work”. Honestly, any excuse was better and easier than just diving in.
So, what changed?
Well about 3 years ago I met a friend. Not just any friend. One of those life longer, ride-or-die types. She is one of those friends who is willing to fly halfway across the country (only accepting a box of Cheerios as payment) and hold your hand as she walks you through your own personal hell. In my case, YouTube.
If you don’t already know Jenn she has worked for some BIG deal names. Like … I don’t know “This Old House”?! She is actually so great at what she does, that they asked her to head up a new branch of “This Old House” geared toward new home owners. If you aren’t already tuned into “House One” you should be. If that isn’t enough, she also runs her own site “Build Basic” that is chocked full of creative content. So make sure you head over to her site to see tons of fun new ideas INCLUDING plans for today’s project.
We brainstormed some fun ideas, and came up with a very fitting project. A project that would ultimately aid me in this new YouTube endeavor. We designed a new camera mount that would hang from the trusses in my shop. By designing it this way, I would be able to move the mount/camera quickly, and easily to my different work stations. We also constructed it so that we could attach a monitor that would allow a live preview of what I was working on. While we were at it, we also came up with a simple solution that would up my lighting game! So this project is really a “two birds with one stone” scenario. Not only are we sharing this project with you, but I also took the plunge into video content!
Without further ado. Our first video produced specifically for YouTube.
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If you wouldn’t mind taking a moment to subscribe to the new channel I would forever appreciate it!