My First Video – Assignment For Quick Start Challenge Week 2

In my previous post here, I mentioned that the week 2 assignment is to record a video showing my face. The video needs to be at least 30 seconds and you can talk about anything you want.

So I have finally made my first video, or should I say the first video that I am showing my face? I have made some videos in the past to promote affiliate products in other niches but those are based on screen capture where I talk over it.

Initally, I was thinking of using Google Hangout to make this video but somehow I couldn’t get my webcam to work. So I decide to use my mobile phone instead.

I never realized how difficult it can be to make this kind of video. I actually retake myself over 20 times. And the final result is still horrible. In fact, I can’t bring myself to watch this video. I cringe when I see myself speaking in front of the camera.

At first, I was thinking of retaking the video a few more times. But at last, I decided not to go after perfectionism. There are more important tasks to be done.

You can probably tell that I don’t know what to say in front of the camera. Maybe I should have prepared a script beforehand but I decide to just speak whatever comes to my mind.

Anyway, here is the video.

16 thoughts on “My First Video – Assignment For Quick Start Challenge Week 2

  1. Rich Emmett

    Hi Lubano, I agree that it’s difficult to make a video. I totally disagree though that the final result is still horrible 🙂 The video comes across as very natural and I think your idea to talk about what comes to mind rather than scripting it is the right one – speaking normally comes across as much more engaging (to me at least) than reading a script. And the main thing is you’ve done the first one now – it’s all easier from here!!

  2. Chris Stanton-Cook

    Well done.
    That proves you can make a video and get it up there.
    Having a script or cue cards can really help and I agree with the above comment that a problem with scripts is that they often sound read. Making them sound natural is a skill that develops in the delivery and making sure the script is written in a conversational style.

    1. Lubano

      Thanks Chris. That’s true. Having a script is not necessary a good thing. I think it is all about practice.

  3. Sandy

    Hi Lubano, I enjoyed your video. It is helping me to get motivated to do mine. The closer it gets the harder it is. I am going for it. — I like the way you are just honest. Thanks again for the motivation. Take care, Sandy —

    1. Lubano

      Hi Sandy, thanks for your comments. Waiting to see you make you first video. I am sure you will do well 🙂

  4. Rel Kempf

    Lubano, you look so comfortable in front of the camera, you came across as an old pro. Good effort! Good luck in your QSC endeavors going forward…..

    1. Lubano

      Haha Rel, thanks for your kind words. I don’t consider myself an old pro but I am definitely working to become one.

  5. Dawn

    I hope you gave yourself a huge self-hug! 🙂 I think most of us in the challenge were pushed way out of our comfort zone, so it is a great accomplishment to get it done.

  6. Bob Moore

    Hello Lubano,

    Well done on the video. You’re taking action, and that’s the most important thing.

    I feel as if I finally have a clear direction and am looking forward to each week’s tasks. Everything so far has been very actionable, and I feel as if I’ve made great strides. I’m actually accomplishing something other than buying more and more “stuff.”

    Keep up the good work, and I hope you see the challenge through to the end. Those who do will achieve the best results.

    To your massive success. . .


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