So we are proceeding with this new "cinematic journey" (let's call it that!) and I confess I'm having such fun!
Now I understand why YouTubers are so happy: creating video content is satisfying!
Well, also all that money flow I think that helps to be happy.
However, as anticipated in the previous posts, we are currently working on a first "video sample", a kind of prototype to train ourselves and, above all, gather some feedback from you to find the best format to follow with this journey: I have many ideas in mind but I think that at least for now, it's better to make things simple and clean.
As you may know, we are working on a step-by-step tutorial about one of our Dwarves: the Hunter of Erdraz. We already filmed the skin, Erdraz cloak and blonde beard parts and I'm quite happy about the result.
We made a simple trailer, so you may better understand the direction of our work:
The first video that we will share with you will be the Erdraz cloak, because I think it's cool and gives me a lot of material to work on (stippling, glazing etc etc).
We are still getting familiar with this kind of format because it's not easy at all to make a proper video tutorial: it should be educational, but also entertaining, catchy. I love miniatures, I love this hobby, but honestly, I still can't imagine a way to teach you how to spend 2 hours making tons of dots with your brush AND make it look as cool as, for example, extreme sports or pretty-girls-doing-random-stuff. My idea of an "I teach miniatures painting to Fumika Baba" format failed miserably, because she apparently didn't notice my emails, so you may imagine the struggle to find an exciting way to narrate this hobby with videos.
For this reason, while I imagine a way to make you really entertained by a miniature painting video, I focus on simple things.
Being my videomaker (which is also my girlfriend, another reason why the Fumika Baba project failed) a creative person and a talented VFX compositor, I'm able to take advantage of her skills and improve, for free, the quality of the editing: I know, I'm a bad person, but after all I'm doing it for you so you are as bad as me, technically.
For example. we had a lot of fun, trying to film catchy angles of boring stuff like mixing colors or washing brushes. We won't win the Academy Award, but at least, I think it's fun!
As I wrote before, making a proper video tutorial is not easy at all: to show you exactly all the brush strokes needed to paint this cloak, for example, I should have made 4-5 hours videos. I think that you have better to do in your life than seeing me making dots and glazes for 5 hours.
However, a too short and edited tutorial probably won't make you really learn how to do something, and I want to avoid to give you that "how to draw an owl" feeling.