Bes, alam namin na these days content creation is serious biz. Bloggers, vloggers, and everyone in between spend money, time, and resources to make their little masterpieces for the greater scrutiny of the World Wide Web.
That’s why when things go bad, they’re sometimes bad enough to make you go perform self-waxing.
Tumambay kami sa launch ng finalists of YouTube NextUp Manila 2018 to ask about their personal peet peeves in shooting. Here are some of their answers:
It’s when I begin to sweat. I have to be in front of the camera, and then behind it. It’s a lot of running back and forth. When you’re doing everything alone, it gets hard. But you get to learn as well.
My annoying brother! (Laughs) Ako din po, yung recording din sa pagkanta. So yung ingay din, may mga dumadaan na tricycle, ganon.
The focus of the camera. Because there was this one time, I took a video for six hours only to find out that all of the footage was blurry. It was completely blurry. So I had to reshoot it again and again! My camera is not the kind that can autofocus. So I have to run and check, but then you’re still not 100 percent sure.
Aside from having really blurry videos, I have also experienced where in I would talk and talk for how many minutes, and I had my makeup done, only to find out that I forgot to click the record button. I just had used my phone, and I forgot. That was so annoying, so I had to do my makeup all over again.
Ang pinaka-petpeeve ko when I’m shooting is pagname-mental block ako. Aside from that, ‘yung physical aspect siguro is ‘yung noise outside. Because I live in an area na maraming tricycle. Rinig na rinig talaga siya, even the jeepneys and all. But it’s all good kasi naiiwasan naman siya kung nata-timingan mo.
I do home tours of the design makeovers. I use a selfie stick and my S6, and I use the rear camera. So I cannot see myself, kung okay na ba ‘yung angle ko. And at the same time, naglalakad ako so it’s shaky. So annoying siya i-edit.
Minsan pagnagshoo-shoot ako, minsan may natahol na aso, minsan may maingay na pusa. Ang dami lang mga distractions. Wala kasing magandang audio. ‘Yun ‘yung minsan na nakakatawa sa mga videos ko.
I’m near-sighted. And sometimes I don’t shoot without my glasses. Sometimes it wouldn’t focus on its own, so I have to shoot two times because I’m out of focus. And that’s very frustrating for me.
Ako naman ‘yung memory nung phone ko. Because I shoot everything on my phone, minsan I have three videos on my phone that I haven’t edited. So punong-puno na siya and I’m afraid that it’s going to crash. And also, I have three dogs at home and a toddler. So it makes things difficult when they’re all screaming and barking at once.
Completing the list of 12 finalists are musical artist Janine Teñoso, spoken word poet Beverly Cumla, and the band KITHARA. This year’s winners gets a $2,000 voucher for production gear, three months of ongoing support from YouTube, and mentorship from NextUp alumni. And, of course, to deal with all their frustrations in production, may pa-one week intensive production classes and collaboration opportunities si mayor para sa kanila.
Launched in 2011, NextUp is a development program under the streaming site to mold emerging creators all over the world. For more information, visit YouTube.com/yt/creators/NextUp.