Video seems to have taken over the internet. Youtube, Quicktime, Flash, movie, book and TV trailers. It seems as if every site I go to anymore and just about every Google search has some content that is video.
It's not that I don't like watching videos. I've watched a number of video tutorials on the net.
Sometimes I watch them several times or parts of them several times. I watch TV and sometimes go to the movies. The theater is a long ways from my house, a least an hour, so we don't go much. The last movie was the new Star Trek one. I went with my brother since Hubby doesn't do Sci-Fi. He's more of a 1950's Western, John Wayne type of movie. Oh... he does WWII movies too. Most of the movies he watches have guns making lots of noise. He watches at night when I've gone to bed. Thank goodness for earplugs.
Where was I? Oh yes... internet video. I've created video before. To do it well takes a lot of time. Not necessarily the shooting but rather the editing. I created two book trailers to promote Giving Love and Lord's Love. I posted them on YouTube and they are on this site somewhere. I determined they are more work than they're worth so didn't continue making them for subsequent novel releases .
I commend those who make video for use on the net. That said, I'd rather just read the information presented in most videos. I don't just sit well. Never have except for the first Christmas break in college. We'd had finals then home for the holidays. I was sitting in a chair in the living room when my mother came in asking if I was all right. I was fine, just so exhausted from four finals in a couple of days. Anyway, I'm usually doing something even when watching TV. Needlework, playing games on my computer or iPad. I even take things to do in the car if we are going more than about 45 min.
When I'm on the net I'm looking for information as quickly as possible. Going to a site and having what I need in the form of a 10 minute video when I could read it in a couple of minutes sends me back to Google faster than you can spit.
If the video is demonstrating something I'm wanting to do or needs the visual movement for clarity that's fine. But not having the information in print so I can read it quickly and refer back to it if needed simply irks me. I know others love the videos. That's fine, but for me... I'd rather just read it.
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Sophie Dawson is my pen name. The real me is the wife of a farmer in western Illinois.
I have two grown sons, one of which is married to a wonderful young woman. They gave us the most wonderful granddaughter ever in November of 2010. I'm not the least bit prejudice. :)