But I’m Not a Filmmaker!

I’ve been working on a film to promote my book on YouTube. It’s okay, but really, I’m not a filmmaker, so it’s just okay. I wish I knew more, had better tools, etc.

I’ve noticed some problems after the fact, but I just don’t have the energy to fix them.  I say “thousands” too many times, for instance.  Groan.  And I wanted to have music playing quietly in the background, but I couldn’t figure out how to get that to work.  If I lowered the sound so that it wasn’t distracting it was too quiet, but if I tried raising it at all it was annoying. How do they do that in movies and make it work??

I plan to do interviews, and movies of places.  I think those will work better.

This is a picture from that show about the paranormal at the Met.  I used it in the video.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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2 thoughts on “But I’m Not a Filmmaker!

  1. It’s good that you can see where you may be going wrong in the film. But don’t be so hard on yourself – how many years of practising did it take before you could write decently? You’re still new at the film making thing. Congrats on the self promotion too! Think big.

  2. Thanks for the words of encouragement!

    I’m glad I got that one film under my belt. I think it will be more fun when I interview people and the focus is one what we’re talking about.

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