Lights, Camera, ACTION!

Hey there! I apologize again for beingΒ that person whose constantly like, “OMG I’M SO BUSY” but that’s really what my life feels like right now.

Work is just as busy as ever and my mom is currently in town condo shopping. Every minute of the day that I’m not working I’m spending scouting the area (which is fun but tiring)!

I wasn’t able to pop up a post yesterday because my Monday was extra crazy. Why? Well, let me put it this way: I was running around between a bunch of meetings and my laptop battery died so I had to stop into an Apple store so I could work from their computers!

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Thank you to the Boca Raton Apple store for letting me spend an hour using one of the new Macbook Air’s while I prepped for my next meeting. Honestly, I’m now thinking about upgrading to a Macbook Air. I have a Macbook Pro but it’s four years old now. I think it’s time for a new one!

That’s all budget permitting though because I’ve been splashing money out getting ready to really do this video blogging (and vlogging) thing! (If you’re not familiar with what a vlog is it’s just a blog in video format. Usually a vlogger carries his or her camera around all day, filming lots of footage that gets edited town to a 5 to 15 minute video showcasing what happened that day.)

In January I blogged about really wanting to get into video this year to improve my editing skills and to just kind of see what vlogging is all about. I made a couple of videos in January and then I stopped as life got more hectic because editing takes some serious time. I’m just about set to get rolling again though!

I have my trusty Canon Rebel T3i DSLR camera that I’ll be using for planned out videos, and I just bought a small Samsung camera to vlog with.

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What makes this Samsung camera perfect for daily vlogging is that it has a front facing display so I can see what I’m doing while filming on-the-go!

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How cool is that? I love it!

I also invested in a small lighting kit so that the videos I film at night (or early morning) have proper lighting.

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I’m not entirely sure yet if I’m going to film my planned out videos at my desk or somewhere else, but for now that’s where I have things set up.

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It’s hard to tell how nice the lights are from this angle, but when I’m underneath the lights everything is nice and bright!

I’m really excited to get started. You’ll start seeing videos from me next week! πŸ™‚ A big theme for my videos this year will be documenting my Chicago training. I want to try and film a video right after each of my long runs and to document what building mileage, doing speedwork and handling back-to-back long runs is like! I’m really excited about it and I hope you end up liking the videos too!

Do you watch a lot of video online? Do you like any vloggers or YouTubers?Β 
– I watch Essie Button’s vlogs and Amelia Liana’s vlogs!

11 comments

  1. cheryl

    Sounds fun. I can’t wait to watch. I don’t currently watch any vlogs–but I guess I will soon! I am in need of either a new camera, or a new phone. I have something on the lens of my current phone (sand, I think), so my pics are not so good.
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  2. Maddie @ Dixie Runs

    I can’t wait to watch your videos! Sounds like a fun project too.
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  3. Richard

    About time geez lol…I love sage’s vlogs. You get so much more information through video. That’s why I went to trail run videos rather than just blogging about them. Written words can’t describe some things. Sage just did a series on his OTQ attempt and now has one for his 100 Miler training, so you should totally do a series on your Chicago training.
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  4. Amanda @ Slimplify Life

    oOoOoO I’m excited for this vlog business to start!
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  5. Kerry

    I love this idea! I can’t wait to see how your videos turn out. πŸ™‚
    Kerry recently posted…Chicago Training: Week 4My Profile

  6. Megan @ Meg Go Run

    Wow, you look like you are all set for your vlogs! I don’t normally watch any vlogs, but duh I will watch yours!
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  7. Jennifer

    Fun!! I can’t wait to see your videos πŸ™‚ I’ve seen some marathon go-pro videos that have been great (I may just do part vid/pictures from that weekend). There is one from Boston one of the DC Road Runners filmed that was pretty inspiring/magical, if I can find it I’ll send it to you.
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    1. Jennifer

      Ok I posted it to the FB group. Couldn’t figure out how to get the URL to send it πŸ™‚
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  8. Jennifer @ The Final Forty

    That’s awesome! Looking forward to your videos! It’s always kind of surreal to me to “see” blogger friends on video, for some reason (if I’ve never met them in person, obviously)…makes them seem so much more “real,” LOL.
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  9. Annette@Sweatingthroughlife

    I’m excited to watch your videos! I’ve never really watched much on you tube or vloggers unless I needed a tutorial….or wanted to figure out some lyrics. Can’t wait to check yours out!
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  10. J

    What’s the name of the Samsung camera you got?

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