Speaking of catching up on e-learning challenges, here’s another one! This time you get to see my lovely face getting caffeinated all up in yo’ business! For this challenge, I was inspired by YouTube sensation Hannah Hart’s My Drunk Kitchen series (click to watch her episode with Mary Lousie Parker – holla)! In my homage to MDK, I came up with My Caffeinated Office (or MCO for short), where instead of getting drunk…because we’re all professional here, right?!…I pound back two coffees before 10am and take you on a quick tour of some portfolio pieces.
This e-learning challenge involved using your webcam to introduce yourself, show a little something something (in this case some of my portfolio pieces), and bid adieu to your viewers. All in all, it was a fun one even with the distractions I experienced.
First, I decided on doing an homage to MDK. Initially I was going to get drunk, but based on how rambly I got with just coffee, it probably wouldn’t have been a good idea. Then, I opened up a bunch of tabs with portfolio pieces and set Camtasia up to first record just my webcam. I did my introduction and then switched to record webcam, audio, and my screen. I explained several of my portfolio pieces in detail, and then in the post-production, cut about 50% of what I showed because…ya’ll don’t wanna watch me ramble for 25 minutes, let’s be real.
Next, I recorded my farewell, forgetting to switch back to just webcam (whoops!), and said goodbye – a bit more awake than I was when I started. Finally, I added a little powerpoint slide at the beginning to introduce the video (before me and my webcam introduced myself).
Below you will be able to watch me make a fool of myself, drivelling on and on about all of the little details of my samples, and what you don’t see is my trip back to work after pausing the video to retrieve my husband’s laptop from home or the headache I received after downing all of that coffee in rapid succession – there probably won’t be another MCO in the near future, sorry folks. On with the show: