Learning Video Production


In the next few days, we’ll be launching a Kickstarter campaign for the latest Girl Genius collection, and this time, for the first time ever, I am the ringmaster project co-ordinator. In the past, we’ve always had someone helping us by overseeing the project. Also in the past, we’ve always had our videos done by the amazing James Ernest over at Cheapass Games–but this time I’m doing it myself, with some nifty After Effects work Cheyenne put together. Not because we hate James’ work (far from it!) but because he’s busy, we’re on a tight schedule, and really, a person should know how to make her own videos.

SO, I’ve been learning video editing in Adobe Premier Pro. It’s really interesting, and really fun, and, thanks to Ashley Kennedy’s tutorial course over on Lynda.com, fairly easy. (I wanted to make sure to give her a shoutout, because I am appreciating her help so much right now, it’s almost painful. Also, thank goodness for their 10 day free trial.)

But “easy” in this case doesn’t mean instantaneous, or without stress. Lots of stress. Diving into something completely new like this is unreasonably scary for me, especially when combined with a deadline. I comfort myself with the thought of all the things I’ll be able to do when I’ve got my video skills more finely honed. I have a whole list.

Ah, well, back to work…