If you read last week’s piece about the vlog. You’ll know that one of the decisions I am having difficulty with is where to do the to the camera bit. I thought today that if the weather were OK, I could do it out doors. Today, it has mostly been raining there was a point around midday where it did ease off, so I went out with tripod, and the face followin gizmo. Near the cockleponds I found a spot where I didn’t think too many people would pass. I’m still a bit self conscious about speaking to a camera in public. I don’t know why I should be, and having done it today even when people were walking by it was OK. I did get strange looks, but that was OK.
I’ve realised that I am self conscious in front of the camera. I want to stop that, I want to be used to being in front of the camera, myself not someone artificial. Also, I’m pretty sure you don’t want ten minutes of me talking to the camera, so I need to do things – like Victorias railway line and the tunnel through the ramparts. Or perhaps a piece about Gilkicker Fort? Or just me at the Haslar Sea Wall watching ships and working the radio?
Of course, underneath all of this there needs to be a bit of planning. I am trying to see if my daily writings can be fitted in to the plan for the vlog. It’s all waffle really isn’t it? I just need to get on with it and do it.