“Do something each day that scares you”.
Or something. I think that’s the maxim. It might be an actual quote that is attributed to someone or just something someone said and the person we can attribute it to has been lost to time.
I have been thinking about doing videos for a while. What held me back, at least initially, is my lack of technical prowess. I know there are editing programs and the like and I am sure googling “how to make videos” would tell me everything I need to know. But honestly? I think doing videos would take a lot of time… not something I have oodles of.
I had mentioned doing videos a few years here and someone emailed volunteering to edit and produce them. It was kind of them but as we communicated back and forth I had the impression that they were, well, a little flaky. I didn’t get the impression that the collaboration would work.
They also had, ah, a different idea as to what kind of videos they wanted me to create.
If I were to do anything, be it a video or another project, I need to make sure that the other person could, well, keep up with me. It’s also imperative that they are on the same page as me in terms of what we are creating. I am so fortunate to work with, and be friends with, my photographer Shannonlee. Not only do we have a lot of fun doing photo shoots but we also work really well with each other.
But the final and definitive nail in the video coffin was, well, a video that Shannonlee and I shot a few years ago. We were doing a shoot for a review and we were asked to take some short clips of me walking in some of the outfits. Aaaand I HATED how they turned out.
So, that was that.
For a while, anyway.
When 2022 crawled it’s way to the finish line and the optimism and potential of a new year glowed in the distance, I felt a little… ambitious.
And a little restless.
I don’t normally take time off from my job but with the end of year holidays I was, well, forced to. So I had time to unwind and take a break from a my demanding career. The absence of stress allowed a feeling of ambition to grow and vibrate inside me. I was feeling like… well, doing something new.
Something that terrified me.
It was in this perfect storm of restlessness and ambition that En Femme asked me to film a series of videos for their website.
And I said YES.
They have asked in the past but I always said no. Although they will handle all of the technical stuff I resisted because I was super cringed out by the video I mentioned earlier.
But I said YES.
The video series will touch on different aspects of femme presentation. How to have a bra fitting, different tucking garments, things along those lines. We have quite a few ideas and plans but if you have any suggestions I would love to hear them.
We shoot our first videos tomorrow and I am terrified.
But isn’t that what I wanted? 😉
7 thoughts on “Live from Minneapolis, it’s Hannah McKnight”
Congratulations Hannah!!! You’re going to do great!
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Hannah – you will go great with the videos – after the first one – you will have even greater confidence in yourself. Good luck tomorrow. Debbie
Congratz and good luck! I hope they turn out as brilliantly as you hope!
Like breaking into talkies from silent films. Working with ready to wear and make up will be so enjoyable. Your audience awaits you.
Good luck! Hope it goes well and you are pleased with the results.
It’s always good to stretch yourself. We rarely regret the things we have done, but often the ones we didn’t do.