March 30, 2020

Just launched our YouTube channel! 👀

Lesley Sim @lesleypizza

Just launched our YouTube channel with 9 tutorial videos.

I've been filming and editing these videos since January. And you can really see the difference in quality from the first to the most recent one.

The first few videos were all about improving the lighting and the way I talk into the camera (someone mentioned to me that I looked away every time I was thinking for my first video).

For the second half of the videos, I worked on improving my editing skills. Frankly, I still feel like a fish out of water when editing. And I'm sure I'm doing a lot wrong, or at least, in a suboptimal way. But I've come really far from video 1 to video 9, and that's something I'm quite proud of!

I'd like to share the latest video I filmed and edited:

I'm happy with both the editing, but also the content. With our Mailchimp add-on, you can write a post in WordPress and publish it as a newsletter through Mailchimp!

If you're wondering, here's my setup:
Camera: Sony A6500
Lens: 18-200mm (film at 18mm)
Lights: I have a bunch of Yongnuo lights. While they're not the best quality, they're amazing for the price. My favourite is the YN360 III, which is what I use to get the purple light.
Mic: I started with a Zoom H5, but use a Rode NT-USB (I don't love this mic).
Editing: Premiere Pro

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