If a picture says a thousand words, what does a video say?
Evolution of Liquid Fusion Kayaking's Mendocino Kayak VideosLast month, I created 2 new videos for Liquid Fusion Kayaking to showcase our Mendocino Kayaking Adventures. When I uploaded them to YouTube, I spiffed up LFK's YouTube Channel and revised some of our playlists. Doing so was a bit of a stroll down memory lane. It is hard to believe that 10 years ago, I created our first video - Rock Gardening on the Mendocino Coast. I learned a lot from the process and the feedback that I received from viewers.
In 2009, I created our Mendocino Coast Sea Kayaking video. This is still one of my favorite videos. I hope someday to recreate it with better quality video.
Fast forward 10 years to 2019It was fun this week to share and reveal our new videos and to reminisce over our oldies. I have published over 30 videos for Liquid Fusion Kayaking's YouTube Channel and created several playlists. It is amazing how far video quality and technology have come - even for us amateurs using hand held point and shoot cameras and simple editing programs. I think the biggest game changer was when we could shoot and edit HD video without sophisticated equipment and software. The continual battle with shooting kayaking videos is water spots, lighting and moving water and subjects. Jive'n is one of my favorite Mendocino Coast kayaking videos. The good old Necky boats like the Jive are still fun boats for rock gardening and kayak surfing.
This year, I have created and posted 2 quickie - 1 minute videos. I like the challenge of editing for quality not quantity and the challenge of a 1 minute video that entertains and tells a story. My first challenge was a 1 minute video to use as a "trailer" or promo video to showcase LFK as an owner/instructor multi-discipline kayak company. Check it out and let me know what you think.
My second project this year was to portray our Whitewater of the Sea - rock gardening lesson/tour. We get lots of interest and questions about this trip. My goal was to create a video that gave an authentic teaser of our Whitewater of the Sea Adventure. The challenge was to portray it as fun, exciting, challenging, but not scary. Take a look and let me know how I did.
I hope that you enjoyed the videos and the little stroll down memory land. I have a couple of future video projects in mind. If you know anyone who would like to collaborate with us on some fun, inspirational, or instructional videos, we are open to suggestions. To be the first to see our new videos -