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Monday, September 15, 2014

That Time I Made a Video About Blogging

Well that weekend flew by way too fast!! I guess it's an indicator that we really enjoyed it...I just wish we could have enjoyed it a little longer. Truthfully, I still haven't caught my groove since school started almost a month ago. I wonder if back-to-school has the same frenetic pace on rustic islands? As much as I'd love to head back to Vieques, I know living there wouldn't allow the crazy-cool opportunities as presented to me here. Like filming videos about blogging.


One of my favorite blogger networks, Izea, wanted to film video bios on some of their creators, and asked if I was game. Because of Izea, I've been lucky enough to work with brands like Puerto Rico Tourism, Breyers Ice Cream, Elmer's Glue, and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups...so of course I said YES! Plus, I thought it'd be fun to see what filming a video was like.

So what was it like?! A lot of work! And equipment! And saying and doing the same thing over and over. And over again. But at the same time, so much fun. An amazing crew from Austin arrived bright and early, and because it was a rare rainy day, they brought even more equipment than usual.

We started with the interview portion...which was videoed and recorded for sound. It took me awhile to get used to the microphone...apparently I do a lot of wild arm waving when I talk. And how about I remembered I was mic'd up (that's fancy TV slang) about halfway through going to the bathroom!! That wasn't embarrassing. #sarcasm

 Hi Sugarplum | Video Shoot behind the scenes

They wanted to film me creating a project and post from start to finish...so I chose a simple craft that didn't require a lot of steps, or wait time (like spraypaint projects). They recorded me gathering supplies, walking through the house with supplies, laying them out, photographing them, creating the project, and picking my nose. Just kidding...but really, they used still cameras, video cameras, and even a go-pro camera to film and shoot me at every stage of the project. And I reenacted each stage approximately 87 times.

Hi Sugarplum | Video Shoot behind the scenes

Hi Sugarplum | Video Shoot behind the scenes

Hi Sugarplum | Video Shoot behind the scenes

Hi Sugarplum | Video Shoot behind the scenes

Hi Sugarplum | Video Shoot behind the scenes

I couldn't believe how much patience they had for the whole process...not to mention all the technical skill that goes in to each set-up. We had a great time, and I was so inspired to spend the day with Jo and Miguel, who are wildly creative in what they do. And their biggest job was after they left...in editing down all that footage into a fun, two-minute video!

Hi Sugarplum | Video Shoot behind the scenes
My outfit: Top (similar) | Necklace (similar) | Jeans | Belt

The entire shoot took nine hours. Yep, NINE! Clearly I was exhausted and in no position to cook dinner...so I took these cuties out for tacos. It was a great day.

Hi Sugarplum | Video Shoot behind the scenes

I'm not really sure what Izea plans to do with the video, but it was a fun experience, and I'm so glad I went for it! Hopefully you'll keep reading this blog after hearing my voice...why is it so hard to listen to yourself talk!!?? And don't even get me started about the goozle that's suddenly appeared under my chin...when did that happen?! Mr. SP dies laughing every time he watches it...apparently my awkwardness and little shrug at the end is 'so classic Cassie.' Whatever that means. It was embarrassing saying that tag line 87 times!!!



The pom-pom pillow is an actual project I created and photographed, so I'll share the post and tutorial with you later this week. I think it's safe to say my career as a video-blogger ended as soon as it started! Sugarplum, out!

56 comments:

  1. CASSIE!!!!!! YOU ARE SO CUTE!!!!! Great video friend!!!!

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  2. Oh my goodness, I love this! You are so adorable! I can't believe this took nine hours though. I hope you had a margarita with those tacos! I've never commented before so it'd be weird for me to comment on a video of you without mentioning how super talented you are. I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog every day (and am very jealous of that gorgeous Texan weather in all your photos. We don't see summers like that in Ireland!) Thanks for all the inspiration!

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    1. Lauren!!! I am so thrilled to hear from you...thank you for coming out of 'lurkdom.' ;) Thanks so much for the sweet comment...and I'm happy to house swap anytime you'd like!! xo

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  3. Love it! You are so darling! If your husband thinks it was "so classic Cassie", all the better! I enjoy seeing the "real" person behind blogs. You are awesome. Thank you for being an inspiraton to so many of us!

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    1. It was probably a 'reigned in' version of me...but still me. ;) thanks so much, Tamara!

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  4. You are so freakin' adorable! I like you even more AFTER hearing your voice! :)

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    1. Oh thank goodness...I think it was actually a voiceover...surely they dubbed someone else's voice in there?! ;)

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  5. Cassie, I'm fond of your voice :) Nice, and calm. I could hear more. Thanks for the video and I hope it'll be more in the future.

    Have a nice day.

    Andrea

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    1. Thanks Andrea! The great thing about this video...is someone else recorded, filmed and edited it! This girl does not have that skill...or patience! xo

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  6. Too cool! :) I love your voice and it's truly amazing how video and audio really bring your personality to life in a different way. I've had to record several tutorials for my job and I also hate the way I sound. :) I always ask, "Is that how I sound in real life," and the answer is always, "yes." Hmm.. :| Anyway, I loved it!

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    1. Ha -- I always ask that, too! "Do I really talk like that?!' xo

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  7. You did wonderful!!!! I think you should keep doing some VLOGS!!!!! Such a fun project, I cannot wait to try that one! Have a wonderful day!!

    xo, Taylor

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    1. Thanks Taylor...easy tutorial coming up Thursday! xo

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  8. Awesome, Cassie! Love your decorating style even more in the video.

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    1. Thanks Terry -- there was a little house tour in the video too, right!?

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  9. You were great! Loved the video! :)

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  10. Aw Cassie! Such a great video!! You are super adorable!

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  11. I'll take your soothing voice over any of the other tv personalities out there anytime. Hold me.
    What I'm trying to say is you're the real deal, girlfriend. Love you to pieces.
    Xoxo

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  12. Awesome video Cassie! I think most of us hate hearing our own voice, but don't worry, yours is a good one. :) I always expected you to have a southern accent. :)

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    1. I was on my best behavior that day...tried to keep my twang from getting out of control! ;) xo

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  13. Adorable! I'm going to demand more videos!! You're a natural and a creator!! ;)

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    1. HA! Yes, after the 85th time of saying, I started to believe that, yes, I AM a creator! ;)

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  14. So awesome to hear your voice and it sounds just like I imagined it would! You are so inspiring and I just love your blog. I'd love to see more videos!!!

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    1. You are too sweet, Kellyann!!! Thanks so much!

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  15. ah, I love this! You are a natural, woman! SO fun to hear your voice and that sweet, southern accent. Does that mean I will talk funny to you?? haha. You were amazing!

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    1. You would sound darling and Canadian to me...and I'd love it!!

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  16. What a fun and slightly terrifying thing! The video is fantastic...great job! Love your pillow project too. My kids watched with me and they both thought the pillow was super cool!

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    1. Yay -- they passed the teen-test!! ;) The tutorial for them is up today. Thanks Jen!! xo

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  17. What an awesome experience! You did a fantastic job and I loved the video! For what it's worth, you are super cute and have such a fun and friendly voice. I also hate hearing my own voice, that's why my husbands is on our answering machine :) I have a feeling most people are the same way, so you are not alone!

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    1. Thanks so much, Katie...isn't it funny how everyone always reacts the same way to hearing their voice!!??

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  18. I love your voice! You're a natural, I would definitely be super awkward and not nearly as photogenic.

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    1. I've seen you in person and in print...and you are stunning!

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  19. What fun! You're a natural in front of the camera! Plus you look fantastic!

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    1. Well thank you, my dear!!! It was certainly a fun day!

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  20. What a fun experience!!! You did great!

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  21. Awesome video! i just signed up for Izea because of it, so it definitely worked! lol

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    1. Ha! Yay...I hope you get to work with some brands you love!!

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  22. Such a rockstar video. Just love how it turned out and catching a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes and all that goes into the filming process. You are such a natural my sweet friend, and you looked amazing! :) Way to go lovie!

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    1. Thank you so much...I kept trying to channel you, the original superstar! xo

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  23. You are adorable, so fun to see you in action. You looked great and such a beautiful representation of you and your fantastic blog.

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    1. You are too too sweet...thanks for the support and kind words, Morgan!!

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  24. You are too cute! On a completely unimportant note - you don't sound at all how I expected! I always imagined a thick Texan accent. Funny how we make those assumptions, isn't it!? I love, love, love your blog and all of the different topics you cover. Your video was fantastic!

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    1. Ha -- I was on my best behavior that day, and kept my accent under control! ;) It pops out every now and then. thanks so much for the sweet comment...I'll keep the random content coming! ;)

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  25. You did great! It's SO fun to hear your voice!!! Congratulations!!!

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  26. I LOVED watching you. I feel like your one of my friends since we have so much in common and it was kind of funny to see you in action and hearing your voice. I'm really not weird, I promise ;) I just always look forward to you posts - they are my little quiet happy time and a great source of inspiration.

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    1. We ARE friends, girlie!!!! That's not weird at all...I'm so glad you liked it and find some inspiration here from time to time!! xo

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  27. You've taken us to a whole new level of knowing you and that's really cool. I have to make a Meet the Owner video for both of my websites and I've been avoiding it (the whole voice thing, what will I wear, what should I say....) Your video came out great, and has inspired me to get off my butt and get mine done. Oh, but I need you to post the tutorial on how you do your hair so I can attempt something similar myself :)

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  28. Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh!!!!! I loved it! I've always thought you were slap yo' momma insanely adorable, but after seeing you in a video I think I love you even more if that's possible. And yes, it is so strange whenever I hear my voice on something. I sound like a faint, whiny person which is not me at all!

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  29. Omg. I'm finally catching up On blog reading and this. Is. Adorable! It's fun to know your voice so now I can hear it when I read your words... twss will never sound the same!

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  30. Thank goodness you did your year in review post so I could, very belatedly, see this amazing video! My gosh, with that mild accent you could live in BAH-HABAH! :)

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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