Here we go! While I planned to launch my YouTube channel in January 2021, I filmed a couple videos and thought "why not?" I don't have a particularly huge following (yet) so I don't think anyone would quite notice when I post or not...at least initially.
Making my first vid on my own and giving myself a crash course in editing in one weekend took some patience and a LOT of trial and error but I think I'm getting the hang of it. Sure I'd still like to create amazing videos but I'll give myself a pass and definitely an "A" for effort!
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I spent hours this past weekend trying to learn all I could about the basics of video editing, music copyrights, putting together thumbnails, and linking up most of my socials to YouTube.
I have a newfound respect for anyone out there doing YouTube at all. In this short amount of time, I’ve found how time consuming it truly is just to put together and edit a 10/20/30 minute video. I plan to do this part-time and, being a newbie, it took me a few hours to edit a 27-min video down to a 20 minute one. I only knocked down 7 mins! For the next couple days, I plan to work on minor details so it’ll be another few hours full of learning.
So, here it is - in all its glory. Please like and subscribe for updates! ❤️
I have one (test) video uploaded and it kind of gives you a sense of how my video productions are going to be like - travel is definitely one of them!
Please join me in this next adventure of mine ❤️
~ XOXO, Mari
If you've been following me a while, you'll notice I am no longer "FACES by M the BLOG" and that I am now "THE GOOD LIFE with M". The rebranding has been something I've wanted to do for months. With all the changes the world has experienced (and probably still experiencing), I thought to myself that it's time to move on to the next step of my life and focus on other creative outlets I've been wanting to sink my hands into. With all the uncertainty, I feel like taking next steps.
I announced to everyone on my social medias back in August 2020 that I plan to phase myself out of my makeup artistry, "FACES by M" and fully retire around 2022. First, I am doing more interior design work at my day job - grateful I get to say that, especially at my age - and want to learn as much as I can. Second, I want to travel more without having to work around wedding season (Spring/Summer) or weekend makeup appointments...of course, the traveling I'd like to do overseas is going to have to take a backseat because of the growing numbers of COVID and ever-changing travel requirements.
And as I close out this entry, I should mention I have a basic sense in how to edit videos but I don't have the "know-how" in creating the amazing productions I envision in my head. I know I'll get the hang of it - I have a vision and know what I like so I'm relying on blind faith. Naturally, I'll be working with my socials so that I amp up visibility. It'll be interesting to see how it works for me to combine all platforms.
It'll be a steep learning curve but, at the same time, it'll be awesome to pick up some new tech skills. Wish me luck loves and CHEERS to The GOOD LIFE with M!
Mari here! Most that know me pronounce it "Mary" because of my full name (Marilou) but I've come to realize I'd like to be called "Mawry" (but it's probably too late, ya know?) ... however, I won't ever correct anyone if they say my name the latter way!