A Lesson in Patience
Earlier this week, I truly learned a lesson in patience. Since I have launched my website on WA, I have been learning how to film and edit videos to enhance my site. It was a suggestion from a fellow WA member, and I am so grateful that he advised me on this. So far I have been doing OK with filming, editing and uploading; but this week I hit a terrible snag.
Last Saturday, I filmed two videos, not realizing that I did so in HD. I didn't even know that I could film in HD. I went through the process of importing my footage, editing it, and even adding music. When I got to the point of converting it over to YouTube format, I found out that Windows Live Movie Maker would not accept my project. Why? Because it was in HD.
I was frustrated, but did not want to forfeit my work. I read about different solutions, and kept trying to convert it. This caused my computer to crash several times, and I thought that I would not be able to use the video at all. This went on for two days. I was just about to give up, when I came up with a solution.
Good for you! Keep going...
I decided to start over. I still had the original unedited footage, so why not start the editing process all over again? I learned that if I made two five minute HD videos, instead of one ten minute HD video; that I could upload my project. This was not what I planned on doing in the beginning, but it worked out in the end. It is on my blog right now.
And the lesson?
I'm happy that I stuck with it through my frustration, and reached my goal. I think that that is what this WA journey is all about. Learning, working for what I want, and reaching my goal in the end. The lessons along the way are certainly worth learning.
Keep pressing guys,