Today’s video tip is from my Video In A Weekend workshop, which happened the other weekend. (Side note: it was a blast and I can’t wait to show you the videos my clients created all on their own!)
Throughout the workshop, there was one thing I really wanted emphasize with them. And it had to do with their mindset.
When it comes to creating an entire video from scratch, you need to keep in mind that what you had originally planned may not be the end result you get.
If you cling to the early idea of what you’re video should look like, you’ll get yourself STUCK.
And when you get stuck, you’ll get discouraged.
And when you get discouraged, you’ll quit finishing your video altogether.
Having a script is super-handy, but you also need to remind yourself that things can and/or will change as you continue working on your video.
You might decide to say one section differently.
You might decide to add a new piece of information last minute.
You might decide to cut out something that isn’t so important anymore.
You might have had technical difficulties with your footage or audio.
When these changes pop-up, it will definitely alter the result of your video. This may cause some worry or stress about your video not turning out how you wanted it. But it’s okay.
This is where you learn to adapt, where you learn to tweak, and where you learn to “make it work”.
This is where you learn to let go of your old ideas so that something even better can transpire.
Instead of remaining stuck and discouraged, have fun in the editing phase – cut out the parts you don’t want people to see and make sure to keep the parts where you’re on fire and doing your thing!
Instead of quitting, just keep going and make it work.
And that, my friend, is one of the best lessons you can learn with video – and in life. You can apply this lesson to almost any situation.
Your turn: for your next video adventure, continue to work with a blueprint (your script), but also embrace the possibility that your video may turn out differently (hint: possibly better) as you planned.