For a while now I’ve been wanting to create some videos – short funny sketch pieces, or podcast-like segments, or just me rambling about something for a few minutes. You know, take my creative stuff to another level, branch out, play more.
But I’ve been afraid to experiment because 1) I don’t know what to do with video once I record it, and 2) I don’t know if anyone even would be interested.
So the idea has languished in the dusty attic of my creative mind.
Except now we’re in a state of National Pause, my normally jam packed calendar is empty, and I’ve realized that I’ve been letting fear stop me from exploring a creative idea that I think would be a lot of fun.
Joanne, you’re such a creative hypocrite.
And so, much like my idea to create a booth where people could come and ask any questions – an idea that I sat on for two years before, on whim, finally jumping into with both feet to create a popular Fringe show – I’m jumping into the video arena with nothing but a laptop camera and some tea-fueled optimism. And probably a lot of barking.
Introducing Five Minutes from the Funny Farm – a look at what happens when you lock a humor writer who doesn’t know how to use a video camera in the house with two dogs and a cat during a pandemic. (Fortunately for Darling Husband, he still gets to get out to go to work.)
Stay tuned for periodic videos. Keep your expectations low, people. Very low. That way you won’t be disappointed.
This is what happens when you lock a humor writer/improvisor who doesn’t know how to use a video camera in the house with two dogs and a cat during a pandemic. I warned you it wasn’t going to be pretty. Or professional.
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