Getting into this video/photography thing a little more

Several months ago (too many, really) I set out on a professional quest to take my career to a next stage. I’m still hoping to find that stage. Job searches are so much more competitive than they were back in the day, and in my chosen profession – writing and storytelling – it’s all about multimedia storytelling these days.

In the spirit of trying to become more of a jack-of-all-trades (and hopefully not a master of none) I’ve done a little research into video storytelling and will try to use an upcoming weekend trek to Billings, Montana to flex these still-developing skills. I don’t have fancy, expensive cameras and lights – just a Kodak EasyShare C340 that I haven’t really used in a while. And a cell phone that doesn’t produce very good photos as a backup. The results might be fairly amateurish, but I’ve seen many YouTube videos that do not look very professional get thousands, even millions of views.

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Since I’ll probably be doing most of the driving, I’m not sure how much time I’ll have to take photos and shoot videos. But I’m going to give it a try, and I am looking forward to seeing how creative I might be with the final product. (I reserve the right to withhold the results from public viewing, but the goal is to let you and anyone else see what I produce and give constructive feedback. Hopefully not too much laughter, unless it’s warranted.)

With my job searching priorities, it might take me a while to get everything online, so a little patience is appreciated. But I am excited to get going on this project and see what my creative juices might produce. I hope you and I both like the results and who knows where or what might be beyond the next hill.

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