Well, I did it. I started creating video. It’s something I’ve been talking about for ages. In the back of my mind, though, I remember the days of my first video editing course. Yikes!
Back then, before even starting, I was certain that I would love editing, that I had the mind for it, that I would be good at it.
How disappointing that the software at the time (let’s just say it was during the digital dark ages) required so much more technical prowess then I possessed. And concentration. And more willingness to build my skills from the bottom.
Nope. I decided that video editing just wasn’t my thing and quickly moved on.
You can imagine that diving into editing again wasn’t something I looked forward to. I was dragging my feet, much like our struggling learners drag their feet on tasks that are difficult for them, that they’ve failed at, that they’ve decided are just NOT for them.
Reading, for example.
I sincerely hope that ALL students have the opportunity to feel what I felt when I chose to try again. Joy!
As it turns out, I do have the mind for editing. Yes, I was lucky. Software has come a long way, making it easy for any novice like myself. But, my technical skills have come a long way, too. I’m not suggesting that I’m particularly good at it, yet. I’m okay with that, since stronger skills have made it much easier for me to figure things out.
Let’s help your child develop stronger skills, too, and invite more joy of learning.
I’m going to get some practice under my belt before tackling anything bigger, like the training videos I HOPE to begin working on this summer.
In the meantime, do you care to take a peek at my first creation? You’ll find the video preview for Building Visual Tracking Skills with Image Tracking here on Teachers Pay Teachers. I value your opinion and would LOVE to learn what you want to see more of or less of in the future. If you’d like to share your thoughts, please connect with me here!