Ok so here’s the deal – I do everything (computer wise) on a laptop that I bought a few years back.
At the time it was grossly overpowered, and I got it because I knew I was getting into audio and video production so I needed something that wasn’t totally garbage.
So…. as of today – I’m crying the many tears of somebody who desperately wants a new computer. Shortly (depending when you read this – it’s currently June 2018 at my end) I’ll be releasing 31 videos in a row – each day – for an entire month.
Being a sensible fellow with three kids and many demands on my time, I obviously wasn’t going to commit to actually producing a new video each day. Instead, I’m pre-producing the videos, and therein lies the problem.
Here’s a great workflow for any video creator who wants to bulk produce video:
- record all of your footage
- edit all of your footage
- queue up the rendering of all of your video footage so that it can happen while you’re doing something else like cooking the dinner or watching paint dry.
If you don’t produce video, then at this point you’ve tuned out – sorry.
And Herein Lies the Problem
It’s the queuing process.
For reasons that I don’t understand, now when I queue up more than a few videos to render while I do something else… my computer crashes.
All of a sudden my productive, helpful and efficient workflow to produce a massive pile of videos in a short space of time becomes a cumbersome, annoying and tedious process.
But Technology Shall Not Defeat Me
Here’s the punchline of this article though: if something as pitiful as a computer crashing sometimes stopped me from producing videos, then I might as well curl up in bed and never get out again.
Are you using technology as an excuse for something? As the “reason” you can’t get a particular thing done?
Can I encourage you, in the strongest possible terms, to let go of technology being your problem.
The Tech Isn’t the Problem
If I’m trying to accomplish something of significance – should I really let my computer crashing a few times get in the way?
Of course not. And neither should you.
What is it that you should be doing that you’re not doing? What’s your excuse? How can you get through it anyway?
Go do it. Meanwhile, I’m getting back to editing my videos…
PS – I need a new computer.