Quick Start Challenge – Challenge #2

This post contains a video about my second week’s challenge.  I’m picking up many bits of knowledge and skills as I face the challenges. I finally discovered how to change the text colour.

The main part of the challenge is to do a video and upload  to Youtube then embed to my blog.
I did the video in two takes. Grreat! then I had to rush out to see a local client and keep other commitments..
When I returned at night, I began to edit. The background noise was terrible.
I left it like that and did my best in the video editor (too late for another take).

Then to upload to YouTube. It’s the worst part because it takes too long and we can never tell if the audio file conversion from editor to Youtube will affect the final sound.
Guess what?

After taking forever to upload, the audio in Youtube was barely audible yet perfect in video editor. I then adjusted in the video editor to compensate for the compression when converted to YouTube and tried to upload another time.

Wait forever…. and forever…. and forever. This is crazy!

I canceled the operation and tried to upload a few times again. I had to leave the house for a few hours so I hoped that it would be complete when I returned. 

Five hours away from home and still there was a problem with the upload when I returned! This has never happened before!

I tried to upload a few more times but fell asleep waiting.

When I awoke, I saw that the video wasn’t on YouTube although I tried to publish. I calmly logged off. My deadline was already gone so I simply dealt with what was in front of me with a smile. I needed to go to work on Monday Morning! 

I went to the kitchen for a quick breakfast and logged on again. Uploaded once more then got ready for work. When I left the house it was still uploading so I smiled. 

When I launch a product one day I ‘ll remember to put everything in place to prevent this nonsense!

I got to work and had an early meeting then I loaded onto Google and checked my video. Clicked publish and … VOILA!

I looked at another  video to learn how to embed the code to this blog and here it is.

I have learnt some time ago to always keep composure when I can’t do anything about a bad situation. When it’s out of my control, it is out of control and I need to stay in control.

Rule #5 = Plan for the worst if there is a deadline because time is not mine.

Thanks for reading and watching!

Enjoy the Game!


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20 thoughts on “Quick Start Challenge – Challenge #2”

  1. Joe,
    you’re absolutely rocking! And you’re the proof that under whichever circumstances, you/we are able to complete the tasks if we really want to!!!! Will be coming back often to witness your journey online! Looking forward to your next posts! Best wishes and very kind regards,

    1. Thanks Desana! If I begin to do something, it takes a huge opposing force to stop me from reaching the end (even if I’m late).
      I’ll be coming to read your posts too.

  2. Joe ! That was amazing! What a lot of effort and planning well done – it was worth all the frustration and anguish

  3. Hello Joe, great video but as you mention the background audio distortion was really bad, thankfully however I could hear your voice above this noise throughout.

    I would recommend taking a look at a program called Handbrake, it’s a free video processor which will optimize your video for uploading and online viewing. I think I mentioned in the FB QSC group that I have a process that outlines how to use it and provided a link to it.


    1. Thank You Igor! I’ll take a look.
      I appreciate your comments and I’m extremely grateful for all the assistance that you offer in the FB group!

      Thank you

  4. hey Joe well done. You seem to know the technical stuff as well as how to produce a talking head video. You used your arms very effectively. What I liked most was the intro. I need to work on my intro which I can use on all my videos.



    1. Thank you Mukesh for your encouraging comment. I’m learning the technical stuff for this as I go along.
      I was happy to look at your video because it showed me a beginning to your story. I looked at a webinar which stressed how important it is to do that.
      Thanks again!


  5. Hi Joe

    I understand about your being scared to get started (Wk 1) I was too. And still there are things I want to tweak to make better. Yes, it took a long time to upload my video too. I wonder how the people who have hour long videos get them loaded in reasonable time. Wish you luck with this week’s assignment! All the best.

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