30 Days of Video: Challenge?

To learn something well, I think we have to just go ahead and jump straight into it. Make mistakes, learn, grow, and get better through actually doing the thing we want to do.

One thing I’ve always wanted to do and get good at is creating videos. However, I find it tough. Just being on camera feels uncomfortable for me, and I don’t really enjoy it. Maybe I’m not a natural performer in this sense. Or maybe I’ve just not done it enough yet?

That said, I do enjoy editing videos, and I do get a good feeling when I upload a video to this website that I think will help my students.

Sooo…

To get better at being on camera and making videos, I’m going to set myself a 30-Day Video Creation Challenge.

For the next 6 weeks, I’m going to create and upload a new video after EVERY teaching day (Monday to Friday) that will directly relate to something that I’ve taught on that particular day.

Each video will probably be quite short, and I’m not going to stress about lighting, fancy editing, pre-planned lesson structures or anything like that. I’m just going to press record, create a one-take video, and upload!

My goal is simple: get better by doing!

It’ll be an interesting experiment.

I’ll also track my progress and reflect on how I’m feeling, and how I can improve each video as I go.

The challenge begins on Monday 29th January.