hi, i'm Ali
Photographer, dog mom, daily walker, reader, and wife to a busy maker. I'm the voice you hear and read at Life Outside the Shop.
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GUYS I DID IT!! I officially opened up Premiere Pro and gave video editing a shot.
Sam has a million things on his plate, and I decided it was finally time for me to step up, put on my big girl pants, (start to) learn how to use Premiere Pro, and get after some video editing.
This will make it possible for us to turn out more content, more quickly. Whether it is a DIY video, Weekly Wrap-Up, shop project, Sam Macy Design creation or collection, Life Outside the Shop vlog, or whatever comes down the pipeline next, I want to help.
I knew I’d like it… but I had NO idea I’d love editing this much. This is the first time in a LONG time I’ve gotten lost in something. Think: sit down and realize that 3+ hours and a whole meal have gone by without notice.
(If you know anything about me, the fact that something can make me forget a meal or snack is a BIG DEAL.)
TBH, I’m actually pretty proud of how my very first video came out;) I know that there are SO many things Premiere Pro can do that I haven’t even TOUCHED yet. But, that just makes me more excited to start Video #2 (coming soon…ish!).
Want to watch along? Here ya go:)
This has been an amazing opportunity to be a beginner at something again and I am so grateful for it.
As I get older, I hang out at square one less and less frequently. Especially if I don’t consciously put myself in situations that challenge me or introduce new skills. I bet you find the same.
Because I do have things that I work hard to be good and efficient at, I can tell when that is not the case. Instead of finding this frustrating, I actually find it so exciting.
If this is what my first video looks like, what will a video two years look like? What about five years? How many AWESOME things are out there for me to learn and use with Premiere Pro?
I’m just fired up about this. I can’t wait to start going through footage of our puppy pallet project to create a DIY video for ya.
Oh – and if you want to know what the “burning down the house” sitch was, you’ll have to watch the video.
Spoiler alert: our house is still standing;)