For a very very long time, I’ve been contemplating uploading videos of myself cooking up some of my favorite recipes. However, not having the proper equipment to record or upload has kept me from starting that hobby. BUT then I realized, everyone starts somewhere, right?
The first thing I did to prepare was buy a tripod for my iPhone X. Most (if not all) of the YouTubers I follow film their videos with great cameras, such as the Canon Rebel T5i that Aka Aislinn uses. As someone who has never uploaded content, spending over $400.00 on a camera seemed a bit of a stretch, specially if I’m not sure this’ll be a hobby I will enjoy in the long run.
Second thing I did was try to figure out how in the world I was going to edit a video shot on my iPhone. I have never in my life edited a video and I know the Chromebook I have does not have the proper software to do such work. Luckily, I came across this app on the Apple app store called InShot. I assume this app allows you to do most editing on the iPhone as you would on an Apple computer. But I’m not gonna lie, editing a video on a super small iPhone screen is a little frustrating. I know getting used to the app was also a contributing factor.
I did search for video editing Chromebook extensions and came across only one extension that seemed promising. However, once I added it to my extensions I noticed my Chromebook started to be very slow. The videos on YouTube would pause every 5 seconds and even my mouse started to drag. Not to mention, my Chromebook was only about 2 weeks old at that point. Right away I uninstalled it and when that didn’t fix the issue, I had to do a reboot and completely wipe out my Chromebook to factory settings. Thankfully it came back to life and at this point I knew I was going to stick to editing on my iPhone.
Finally, I knew my first shot at this had to be something simple, just so I can get the hang of shooting and editing. I decided to finally film a video to upload and I filmed myself preparing a healthy snack, mango with Tajin, I chose to film this since prepping was minimal and I wanted to focus more continuing to learn to shoot a good video rather than have to worry about what I was actually cooking.
And ta-dah! Below is my first video ever. Although it’s super short and simple, I am actually pretty proud of it. Thanks for reading and thanks for watching!