This 4-day week was a lot more relaxed. We worked on a series of four videos. My editing is getting a lot better and I’m getting faster. I improved the green screen “KEYING” and I feel a lot more satisfied with the result (no green hair or blurry shadows). This software definitely helps on getting more pro editing, but not as impressive as I initially thought. It has so many panels that make me think this was designed to be used in a very large display or 2 monitors at the same time. I’m wondering if it’s really worth the subscription fee. Especially given that my laptop with no video card takes a very long-time rendering, something that didn’t happen on Kdenlive. I’m not sure if I’m comfortable being the bottleneck every time we want to post a video. The software is good and it’s working just fine for our videos, but I might be able to improve it even more. I may look into another good software that is as powerful and renders faster on my computer.
Is this really the standard software for Hollywood movies? If I keep getting better maybe I can be eligible to work at a video-production studio or other media company. I’m turning from programmer to video editor, this is totally unexpected. I never thought my internship in the USA would turn like that. But don’t get me wrong, I’m actually glad I’m learning something new that actually seems very useful during a pandemic that forces most people to work and study from home. The nature of education, work, and entertainment is changing, and I may be preparing to be an active part of that change.
We have very few views on our content, even with all those subscribers and promotion to social media. We can justify that saying these sets of policy videos are either too boring or not relevant to most people, but I actually see a pattern. Every video stops getting visited at around 100 views. This means most of the old subscribers are not watching the videos. Perhaps they are not active on YouTube anymore, or this is content they didn’t subscribe for, or simply they just changed their interest and preferences after all those years. Our results are still far from what we initially expected, but I think it is still worth all our effort.
Anyway, we must remain perseverant and try to get better and faster. And of course, we have to diversify our content even more and see what works the best.