I thought it would help publicize the glass shop if I put a video on my website. Since I'm not an expert either with cameras or streaming, I hired a local company called 2 Hungry Dogs. Who wouldn't want to work with a company like that?
Since our newest class is in sand-etching, the topic of the first video is about how to etch the Webb's Glass Shop logo onto a glass coaster.
I spread the preparation work out over the course of a week, but still, there was a lot of cleanup to do before I even thought about trying a rehearsal.
First I made up a dozen coasters in the kiln by using two layers of clear glass squares. Then I wrote the script for every single word that I said. I'm not a particularly good writer, but somehow I used my teaching experience to document each step in the process.
When the day came for filming the video, I had everything ready and in less than an hour it was in the can. I can't wait to see how it turns out.
Cheryl here: This is the finished video:
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