Alert the media, call your mom, tell your friends, I’ve filmed, edited, and uploaded a full studio vlog. In case you hadn’t already guessed, this is a big deal for me.
For months–no–years now I’ve been admiring other artists’ videos, showcasing their work, a day in their life, studio vlogs, etc. I had been following a few beauty vloggers for several years but once I discovered there were artists on youtube as well? I was hooked. Since then I’ve been steadily scouring the internet for videos of the like, “A Day in the Life…” “The life of an Artist” “What I do all day”, and so on.
I’ve found several that I thoroughly enjoy, of all different varieties. Some of my favourites are Frannerd, Katnipp, and a newly discovered beauty, Jonna Jinton (some of the most stunning vlogs I’ve ever seen). There are so many others as well, my inspiration comes from many different styles of vlogging.
That being said, I’ve been wanting to create my own videos for years now as well. Meaning, I’ve compiled a good amount of footage that has never seen the light of day. Every few months I get it in my mind that I’m going to do it, I’m finally going to finish a vlog. And I never did. Until now.
The vlogs I watch are typically anywhere from 10 minutes to 30 or 40 minutes long. I tend to enjoy them the most around 20 minutes, but I didn’t want to go that long for my first try. That seemed to be my issue with all my previous attempts; during editing I’d lose motivation because all the footage and figuring out timing was overwhelming. This time, however, I decided to keep it a “weekend in the life” style of vlog. I sat down and edited it in one evening, a feat for me. I wanted to give it the “personal touch” that so many vloggers have captured their audiences with. By this I mean that they’ve kept the filming and interaction with their audience at a very familiar and intimate level, and not so much a professional production that some content creators have reached. Nothing wrong with that of course, that style of work is incredible. But being a newbie I’m obviously not going to reach that anytime soon, and I personally enjoy the original “amateur style”. It definitely has a certain je ne sais quoi.
As said before, the vlog features a weekend in my life, I’ve basically captured the goings on around my home where I work everyday, with a few quick appearances by my lovely Matt and dear pup, Georgia. I wanted to include not just strictly my work, but a bit of my home life as well, as it is a huge part of everyday since my workspace is in our house. Besides, just watching me draw or type emails all day would get incredibly boring real good n’ quick.
So here’s hoping you enjoy this new endeavour. I’d love a like and a comment on Youtube, and if you’re feeling real sweet, subscribe! Thanks so much to any of you who take the time to watch this first studio vlog.
much love xo