The third week of Vlogmas began with a Christmas wrapping challenge. We filmed two videos with my friend Ceri and her daughter from MyahzineTV on the same day.
The British cookie taste challenge went up on MyahzineTV and the girls also did the wrap challenge. I gave them 3 random household items to wrap that were funny shapes and filmed them wrapping them. They did brilliantly well and ended by wrapping my coffee table. I was wondering if they might try to wrap each other by the end of it but they were happy to just rip the paper off everything in a bit of a frenzy instead! They had fun filming it and I had fun editing it because I had a bit of an insider glimpse into how they play when mums aren’t around as Ceri and I were having a cuppa in the kitchen while they wrapped. It was really sweet.
The next video was a behind the scenes glimpse of the collaboration day. I like this vid because Beg was really into presenting that day and she’s such a pro! Then I was running out of ideas so I made my own ‘Christmas Questions Tag’ which was 8 questions in 5 mins. But my video was actually 8 mins. So you could say I set my own rules and then broke them which was a bit daft but nobody seemed to mind. 😉 Another vlogger, Maria Loves joined in and it was great seeing her answers as she is someone I had watched a lot of throughout Vlogmas. It felt slightly surreal to communicate with someone I haven’t met in this way. I feel like I know her, and others I watched regularly, better than some people I know in ‘real life’.
Day 23 was a video of Beg and her friend from next door making clay snowmen. This was really off the cuff as Beg came upstairs and asked me to film them making them and I asked if it could be a vlog and she said yes. So then the both of them were presenting a little Blue Peter-esque 4 min craft vid all the while having an undertone argument about whether they would make a marshmallow or a snowball next. I will show them that when they’re on their way out to some cool gig when they’re 18.
And then to finish off Vlogmas the last video was a 47 sec montage of us all on Christmas morning opening presents. A lovely easy watch to end 25 (nearly) days of daily uploads.
I had a GoPro for Christmas and there are 2 more vids on the channel since Christmas day. One where we mounted the camera onto Beg’s scooter so check that one out too!
What I’ve learned from Vlogmas week 3:
- Some days filming is just not meant to be and everything will be against you filming! (kids, batteries, road sweepers etc.)
- Filming with friends is fun!
- There are different output settings when exporting from my video editing programme. Who knew.
Favourite highlights from Vlogmas week 3:
- Watching the girls working together to find ways to wrap the funny shaped objects and hearing them having a giggle too.
- The end of the wrapping vid Beg goes ‘so yeah’ and we each inadvertently copy in turn, it’s funny.
- Beg’s presenting skills.
I’ve loved doing Vlogmas 2016 and will be hoping to join in again next Christmas. Thank you for watching my videos and all your support in the form of likes, comments and YouTube subs it is really appreciated. Hope you had a fantastic Christmas too!