Here we go, here’s the outline that I made for a “How I used my iPad in June 2021” video. I can see this thing blowing up already. I mean “blow up” as in bloat, not in popularity. I think the key thing will just be to gloss over all these items for a few seconds rather than getting too into any single thing. Otherwise even if each node here was 20 seconds it’s already something like 6 minutes.
I already sunk some time into this that might go wasted, other than to show the progress I made. I started making some slides in Figma for the video.
The idea I always have is that if I make them in Figma then it might take a while up front but then I can re-use a bunch of the pieces for future videos, especially with components and styles.
Eventually, I forget the whole long-term vision of using it and then switch to MindNode (or quit altogether). Maybe I’ll pick this back up.
The real combo that might work could just be
- A-Roll: Me drawing something, maybe following along with another Jim Lee tutorial
- B-Roll: Shots of me using the iPad, which I’ve already recorded
Then I just add an audio track where I talk about different topics. Sort of inspired by watching some of Sneako’s old videos and it reminded me of how popular it was (still is?) to do videos where A-Roll is gameplay footage but completely unrelated to whatever topic the person is talking about. Then the B-Roll is simple image stills here and there.
(And I do somewhat hate using the phrase A-Roll/B-Roll because it’s a foot toward overthinking this whole thing and making it bigger or more serious than it is. It should be as simple as: I had fun using my iPad in a few different ways last month, here’s what I did.)