Hey there! I apologize again for being 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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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! 🙂 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!