For Mother's Day my two older kids gave me the gift of filming a few sessions for youtube. We stayed up until 3 a.m. Saturday night/Sunday morning attempting to get them filmed.
We are amatuers but we are trying to do better. But then, Monday morning brought an onslaught of negative comments so I guess we are back to filming who knows when as my time is so limited and really... I just want to teach.
I'm going to share the feedback here, not to slam anyone, but because I would like other opinions as well. If I'm going to refilm everything, then I want to make sure we can do it right.
Please watch the video and tell me what you think:
I need to wear brighter clothing.
I should never look down and use mirrors so I don't have to.
I should make my props larger.
I should stand. ( I wanted to, we had space issues. Any more zoom at all and background and floor showed. We tried so many tables and heights and standing vs sitting it was crazy.)
There is not enough space between me and my table. ( Im thinking it would be very awkward trying to reach across a canyon with short arms, and once again, space.)
Talk slower. (asked opinions and have yet to find one that agrees with this..I felt it was a good pace? your thoughts?)
Lose "Um" (self critiqued)
Use more props, if I show something twice, make the prop twice so I never have to look for it or reach for it.