One of my goals in 2010 was to teach myself how to create lecture with audio and post them on YouTube. At this time, it was a far flung technological adventure for an artist to use YouTube for content. Since then YouTube is a regular content resource for all ages and professions. Are you using YouTube to create visibility for your art or craft?
In the past, I converted some of my past presentations and uploaded the Powerpoints with audio to Youtube.
To record audio, I used free software called Audacity. It has more features than I have even used so far. The only issue is that it is time-consuming to get the voice perfected. Practice and practice, and practice. I am starting to catch on to this recording thing and be comfortable listening to my voice.
Synchronizing your recorded audio with the images is time-consuming to get it perfect.
A Covid pandemic update is that even Zoom lectures and panel discussions are uploaded to Youtube.
Video is an effective way to share your art and craft with a larger audience. If you don't have the opportunity to be part of Craft In America or PBS, there is nothing stopping you from creating your own content using your computer or phone.
I am living with my flawed efforts to share the information, but don't let your perfectionist tendencies stop you from experimenting. Making mistakes is how you get to practice and improve. Let me know what you think and how to improve for the next time.
To update this post, I have added lectures and panel discussions that I have participated in the past few years.
Craft In American: Jewelry episode
Thanks for listening.
This post was updated on February 5, 2022, to provide current links.