Here’s my dog doing what he likes 2nd best*: chasing and being chased. I’ve just treated myself to a Pixel 3 phone and of course, the first thing I did was to start checking out its camera. It’s… Marvelous!
* His best is a tie between sleeping and chewing stuff.
I originally made this short drawing video over a year ago, but here it is again, slightly shortedned and re-branded. It’s got one of my all time favourite pieces of music on it, Gymnopedie No. 1 by Erik Satie.
I hope you like it. Please like / subscribe to it on my YouTube channel, if you like this kind of thing. Another Watch Me Draw video will appear on Thursday.
Although I pay a monthly subscription to Adobe CC and so can access tools like Premiere, if I’m putting together videos I’ll usually choose to use Blender’s built in VSE (Video Sequence Editor). That’s because once you get to know Blender, you grow to love it and it’s overall approach to creating stuff. The VSE is a fairly bare bones video editor and does have some limitations. Its text tool is particularly lacking and I sometimes struggle to get it to play back the video footage in the view port at 30 frames per second. However, if you simply want to cut sequences, add sound and music, apply overlays and such like then it’s a great tool. You can change the appearance of clips with effects layers, animate properties such as opacity / position / rotation and volume in the usual way with keyframes. Render settings are handled in the usual Blender render properties windows.
Of course, if you work on an Apple Mac you can use the free iMovie programme to edit content and I guess that there’s something similar for Windows 10 users. However, if you want to use something that works well, isn’t limited to a particular brand of operating system, is open source AND allows you to make low poly birds wearing hats, then give Blender and its VSE a whirl.
If you’ve got this far and like the look of my videos, then head over and subscribe to my Froststuff YouTube Channel.
I’ve created a new YouTube channel where I’ll be posting some of these “Watch Me Draw” videos. They’ll be short and fun, and if I get enough likes / positive feedback then I’ll continue to post them up. So, why not head over to the Froststuff YouTube channel and hit SUBSCRIBE.
Happy Christmas / Festivus / Mid Winter Festival everyone. I hope and trust we enjoy a calmer 2017.
This is how I draw. Sometimes.