Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Our YouTube Journey: The Bar Will NOT Be Lowered


Our first official video on YouTube was TaMera's "How To Knit A Dishcloth" video and without realizing it we had set the bar for what we wanted our videos to be. 

What I mean by that is:
  • The Quality
The lighting was pretty natural and consistent throughout the entire video.
The camera focused on what TaMera's hands were doing so you could see exactly what was going on. 
Her hands rarely went out of the screen.

  • Easy to Understand
TaMera spoke clearly and explained exactly what her hands were doing.

  • Editing
The editing was smooth and well done for our first ever how-to video.

This is not a pat on the back, but a explanation of why after hours and hours of work and two uploads we trashed a three part knitting video.


You may have noticed that last week we posted part one in "How To Knit A Flat Hat" and yesterday for a brief time part two was up on YouTube as well. 

While part two was uploading to our channel, TaMera and I talked about how they didn't reach the bar that we wanted and felt like they were our first knitting videos rather than our second and third. They didn't feel thought out, the background was distracting, the audio was bad and overall it was not what we wanted. 

Together we decided to ditch them and start anew on a different video. Neither of us have any remorse for our decision but we are disappointed in ourselves for not noticing it sooner so we could have been using our time on a project we were happy with.

In a platform of so many different voices we want to keep ours consistent, well done and something we can be proud of.

With that in mind we are heading into this new video with a new sense of purpose!

We are amazed that "How To Knit A Dishcloth" is at over 4,000 views and thankful for your lovely comments on it as well! They are an encouragement to us and we are challenged to keep making high-quality videos because of them!

-'- Happy Knitting,
Jewel & TaMera


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