Now that I’m settled back in at home after my Disney trip (and I’m not sick anymore), I thought I’d reflect on one of the things that I did on this Disney trip that I had never done before.
I worked on a video project.
I’m super excited to be putting together some helpful tip videos for Disney World and I worked on all the shots on this past trip. The first thing I learned is that it’s SO much more work than I ever imagined! However, I feel that every time I really get involved in a new type of venture, I re-discover this lesson over and over again. Remember how I mused some time ago that I was so surprised when I became a travel agent because I never knew how much work went into it? Well, this was a similar discovery!
Disney World was super crowded on this trip, and it was difficult to find places to film that weren’t too crowded or noisy. Sometimes I would almost get a good shot, but then something would happen noise-wise that I couldn’t control – like a noisy boat going by, or someone talking right at the camera as they walked by.
I also had the heat to contend with. For the second year in a row, my trip timed itself with record high temperatures. For almost the whole trip, the daily high was 98-99 degrees, with the heat index between 105 – 110. I had the constant challenge of having to do my make-up every morning and trying to keep it from melting off. (Make-up is not a normal part of my daytime park routine, but I was being video-taped – you better believe I put some make-up on!) Every morning, I used a super strength anti-perspirant wipe on my face under my make-up. And let’s be honest – heat makes people cranky, and I was on the edge of melt-down several times during the trip.
I’m realizing that just half the work is over. Now I need to begin the editing process. I’ve played around with iMovie a little bit already with my recital clips that I posted, but that just scratched the surface of what I can put together. The whole idea seems a bit daunting to me at this stage, but I know that I’ll just work on a little bit at a time and before you know it – it’ll be done! (Hmmmm…. sounds kind of like putting together a new role in an opera or musical, doesn’t it?)
I can’t wait to share the finished video projects with everyone, so stay tuned, as I’ll keep everyone updated as everything comes along.