I’ve been quiet – but I’ve been WORKING!
Putting together short little informational videos is a lot harder than I remembered. Getting used to the new imovie has been a sharp learning curve, though.
I generally like video editing. I took some classes in Avid editing about 15 years ago, and I felt pretty good on the old imovie. However, the new & improved one is a little too user friendly – trying to be idiot proof – and that makes it really hard if you want to do anything beyond the pre-packaged “themes” they make available.
It makes me sad when Apple apps go MS.
Anyway, here’s one of the videos I’ve been working on. I’m putting them together for an online class I’m thinking of teaching, and I’m REALLY looking forward to it!
Stephanie Japel teaches online classes, I’m currently taking an online class with her on how to teach an online class. I’m expecting some mighty speaker feedback from that last line – how may times can I use on and online in a sentence?
Folks who would want to take a class with me would have to register with an online networking site called NING.com, which is free and rather easy to use. Each class will have it’s own network within the Ning website.
I’ll be offering my classes in 3-week periods, during that time the class participants will have 24/7 access to videos, handouts and any other teaching materials I have up at the Ning site.
I’ll schedule a couple of live chats per week, and there are also discussion forums for each network so when folks ask a question they can get answers from me, and feedback from other class participants.
Best of all, folks will be able to upload images in class of their swatches, their problem pieces, and their little victories. We can have class galleries and see how everyone’s doing.
I know that one of the first classes I’m going to offer is Combination Knitting. I also want to offer my colorwork class and my lace class.
Aside from these three classes, is there one of my classes you’ve been wanting to take? Or maybe there’s a project I’ve designed that you’d like to see me offer as a work-along class? I generally don’t teach project classes live, but this online class set up seems PERFECT for project classes where folks can work at their own speed.
Maybe I’ll FINALLY offer a millinery class where folks can get done what they need to get done from class session to class session – wouldn’t THAT be a kick!
So here’s a video from the Combination Class. Let me know what you think!
(I’ll be adding a voiceover as soon as my nose stops being so stuffy, I promise! Right now there’s text to read, that’s what my voiceover will be…)
Thanks for all the good comments – here’s a new, improved video!