I've been working on expanding the Tryna Be Somebody series to include more tangible content on how to better yourself as an individual professionally. This episode is the realization of that vision.
Yes, she is better than us. Fight me.
I'm excited to announce that for the month of November, I'll be hanging out on Evelyn From The Internet's YouTube channel. Since we both live in Austin, and run in the same social circles it seemed fitting that we would collaborate on a project or two.
Hello hello hello!
Apparently all the cool kids have channel trailers so I decided to make one for my YouTube channel. As the channel maintains its steady growth, I keep getting approached by different networks trying to get me to sign a contract.
...which lets me know that maybe, just maybe...I'm doing something right...
I wanted to create a trailer that was around 2 minutes long and shows the wide variety of topics I cover on my channel, I also wanted to figure out a consistent color scheme and style that I could incorporate into future videos.
I built this style from a pre-made template in AE, and fashioned my "branding" around it.
My new banner on YouTube mimics the style of the video as well. I don't really want my YT to pigeon hole me to one specific topic, so I came up with the tagline "I just make videos."
Let me know what you think!
Over the past two months I've been collaborating with NaturallyCurly.com and Shea Moisture to bring this mini series using the Shea Moisture Professional Line.
The premise was simple, use each line on 3 different hair types. For each hair type do a different style that highlights the diversity of the hair but also the diversity of the lines.
It was so much fun working with the NaturallyCurly team on these videos. I shot the whole thing using my Sony NEX - 5T with the kit lens and my telephoto lens. I used my Zoom h4n for sound and my iKan temperature control panel lights where necessary. All three videos were shot in one day (14 hour shoot! Whew...), and I'm really happy with how they came out. Make sure to check out NaturallyCurly's full post about the videos!
To edit these videos I used Premiere Pro CC 2014 and AfterEffects CC 2014 for the opening title graphics.
Another sample of my editing work! I edited this video using Premiere Pro CC, and used AfterEffects CC for the text graphics.
If you follow me on Instagram then you know I was at HP Discover in Las Vegas earlier this month. While there we got some great footage that we'll use for videos soon to come.
I cut together this quick one minute video to give an idea of the amazing energy at the conference while also promoting a lot of the videos that premiered there. Make sure to check out the annotations at the end to see that content.
A Big Picture Lab Production
It's nice to work on content that moves away from the technology and focuses more on health and beauty. I was approached by NaturallyCurly.com to edit this video, and it was a lot of fun. One thing I really enjoy about editing tutorial-like content is it gives me a chance to learn a lot about that particular topic.
The concept was simple, Lisa Price (founder of Carol's Daughter) shows everyone how to make a DIY Oil for your hair and skin.
My main take away from this video: I had no idea Jojoba oil is technically a wax!
Check out the full post (including the recipe) on NaturallyCurly.com's website!
I edited this video using Premiere Pro CC. The opening title was created using AfterEffects CC.
I finally made an update to my wash n go regimen. I mostly do wash n gos on my hair unless i'm stretching it out for work. I wash my hair using the Terressentials mud wash. This mud wash has been a staple product in my hair regimen for over a year now and I absolutely love it.
My regimen mostly focuses on moisture retention. I wash my hair 2 to 3 times a week depending on how active I am since my scalp is prone to buildup and flaking. When washing my hair I make sure to give my hair ample time to soak up the moisture from the water before I begin cleansing, this is very crucial since my hair is low porosity. Combine that with it's thick density and I need all the water I can get.
If I'm wearing my hair out for the day, it'll shrink up by about 75%. The finished look usually gives the appearance that my hair is only 3 or 4 inches long (it's actually around 10 inches all over).