So I know that I said I would have my video published by yesterday, it didn’t happen. I was definitely disappointed. I spent such a long time practicing and trying to record the voice over, but my throat hurt so bad (pretty sure I’m sick) and it was almost midnight at that point. Today though, I got the voice over recorded bright and early! and then it took like 6 hours figure out how to edit it. Which I did poorly. Once I added the voice over to the recording, I somehow lost part of my recording and then all of the vocals were off. In hindsight I probably could have just re-recorded my voice and that would have taken less time. The more you know, right? Despite all of that I did upload my speed build to YouTube and published it! Awesome!
As accomplished as I feel, I can’t help but feel a little defeated. I know that I could have done better. I wish I had done better. But I didn’t do better. I’m sure my standards are ridiculously high for something I’ve literally never done in my life, but my brain works in a weird way. I know that as I continue to create videos and voice overs I will just get better; I’ll be less nervous, I’ll understand the programs better, etc. A little glimmer of hope in this sea of overwhelming darkness– far too dark.
I’m currently trying to think of what my next builds should be. Maybe starter builds while using only one expansion pack plus the base game– I think that could be fun. It is definitely really difficult to keep your build under 20k without it looking super bare, but it may make for good practice! Or maybe I could do like a tech-savvy millionaire’s mansion. The options are endless! What are you thoughts? Any ideas?
Since I wasn’t recording all day yesterday I did finish my ranked placement matches on Heroes of The Storm. Placed Gold I. It isn’t awful, but I am definitely irritated with a few games I had played. Like one where my team picked two tanks into Malthael, which is really really stupid. I’m pretty sure that if that hadn’t happened and I won that game, I would have placed Platinum. Woe is me. Just kidding.
All in all, today was a pretty good day with some minor setbacks which are definitely to be expected. I’m sure tomorrow will be just as good, if not better, and I can’t wait to create more content for fellow gamers to see!
Today was a little less eventful compared to yesterday. I spent most of my day rendering and re-rendering recordings I made of speed builds. Unfortunately, the first build I recorded I was moving the camera much too fast– Not looking to give someone a seizure. This set me back a bit. Using Vegas Pro 14 instead of OpenShot is nice since Vegas renders much quicker, don’t get me wrong though, it is definitely still time consuming.
The second video I recorded went well! I was more conscious of my camera movements which made for a much nicer looking video. I built a base game starter home loft, which comes in under 20K on The Sims 4 Gallery.
The interior is super basic and I wish I was better with roofing. I feel like I spend so much time trying to make the roofs look decent and more than half the time I end up being very unsuccessful. Even with the new roofing controls– Maybe I just need to practice more with them. I think a really cool thing to do in the future would be to go back and edit some builds I did when first starting out on this journey. You know, apply everything I learned along the way. I guess we will see what will come!
So aside from building a bunch and editing videos, I did brush up my website a bit. I really want to learn how to code & create my own theme, but I think I need to start getting other things in order first. I.E. YouTube, Twitter, Twitch, etc. Speaking of those platforms.. I did create a Twitter, Instagram & Facebook page for my “Internet Identity”. Once I’ve started uploading videos to YouTube & streaming on Twitch regularly, I think it will be much easier to completely set those platforms up completely.
I also tried to create an image for this blog… tired of stock photos.
Not gonna lie.. it’s pretty awful. That mouth might be the worst thing I’ve ever seen! Maybe hand drawn is the way for me to go.
Tomorrow is the day! Tomorrow I am definitely going to try to get my first (yay!) video uploaded to YouTube. I’m a little concerned because I don’t have an Intro or an Outro. I tried messing with Blender and I think that is way beyond me with everything else I am trying to learn. So I think I may just have to bite the bullet and purchase them. For my first video though, I’m sure I can just do some real basic ending like screen shots with a voice over or something. No one knows who I am! They can’t be expecting that much.
I recorded a speed build in The Sims 4! (actually I recorded 3)
I finally fixed my OBS settings! (third times a charm, right?)
I edited a video with Vegas Pro 14.
Two hours later…
Video needs to be re-rendered because of crazy motion blur..
Acquired a domain name & a website! (am I doing this right?)
Which brings me to now. 10:15PM. I literally have no idea what I am doing. There is SO much to learn and I feel extremely overwhelmed. I am just extremely grateful for the love and support my husband gives me, because learning all of these programs is going to take a while (forever). He works his butt off so that I can “find myself” or whatever. I think I finally have something worth working towards now and I am super excited.
Tomorrow I definitely need to re-render this speed build I just recorded and then I need to add the voice overlay– which I have no idea how to do. Maybe while I’m at it I’ll figure out how to build a website and properly use Vegas. Who knows. But I’m sure it will make for good posts. Until tomorrow.