Hello everyone and welcome to another week.
This week I thought I would share with you a funny little story about my web cam escapades. As you know I am researching (which means, eating sleeping and drinking in my life) the best way to structure an online class. One of the suggestions sent in by you was to film myself stitching with a web cam, so I went out and brought a top of the range HD camera for the job. This neat little item sits on top of the computer but also has a 6 foot cord so that you can move it about. It all seemed quite straight forward and simple so I decided to do a test shoot and see how it worked out, well……………………………………………..???!!!
After several attempts with it on top of the computer I realised it was not going to work so I got my husband’s LED headband which he uses for bike rides at night and attached it onto the headband. I should mention that it has a camouflage trim so I looked very fetching with this webcam and light protruding from my head. For some reason my head was too far from the stitching so I then tried to attach it to my shirt but no joy there and finally ripped off my shirt and clipped it into the front of my bra. Now I want you to picture this, I am sitting in my office with no shirt on, a camouflage band round my head and a webcam clipped into the front of my bra – Not a pretty sight – I know this because I could see myself on the computer screen!
IT STILL DID NOT WORK!
Needless to say you will understand if the online classes are not accompanied by video footage of the projects. I will however be providing appropriate excerpts from my DVD (which was professionally done by a multimedia company, thank goodness – this is another story for another time). I admire other embroidery designers who provide video clips – perhaps they have more elaborate equipment than headbands and bra clips for the task?
As far as the top of the range webcam is concerned all is not lost I may be able to use it for skype/ interactive groups or something we will see what can be done.
Have a good week Trish