Today is a special one for me as it marks the 300th post for CollectingCandy.com. When I launched this site just over a year ago, I wasn’t really thinking of getting to 300 – I was just hoping to get through that first month. But I did, and with the support of visitors and friends I’ve made it all the way to today. It’s a great pleasure to be able to share so much of my perspective and all of this fun candy-related content with you.
To mark the occasion, I’ve created a behind-the-scenes video showing you some of the things that go into creating a typical CollectingCandy.com blog post.
Before I get to the video, I do want to apologize for being out of commission and not posting anything new for these past two weeks. My most recent post was on Valentine’s Day, and after that I took a planned few days off, then started working on today’s video. I wanted this post to be #300 and it just took a lot longer than I had planned.
During these last two weeks, I celebrated a birthday (hooray again!) and spent a lot of time teaching myself FinalCut ProX, and Motion5. Those two pieces of software helped me make today’s video what I wanted it to be. My results might still be a little rough around the edges at times, but I hope you’ll bare with me as I plan to make short videos a somewhat regular feature here on the site. I learned a lot these past two weeks and I hope to apply that education to make future videos even better.
So without further explanation, here is my video segment for CollectingCandy.com’s 300th post [running time is just over 8 minutes]:
I utilized two sort-of-candy-related 20-second music clips in that video from songs and bands that I really dig. They’re Almond Joy by Har Mar Superstar and Candy by The Presidents of the United States of America respectively and I think they’re pretty fantastic. You might dig them too , so I’ve provided a quick link if you want to check them out below.
See you next time!