Week 1: A Day In The Life Time Lapse

TIME LAPSE: SETTING UP A CAMERA AND CAPTURING YOUR LIFE, then sharing it with the world.

Part of the series: 6 Week Video Challenge

Together with a group of American food bloggers, photographers, and content creators we are testing new food video styles and productions, led by Brooke Lark.


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When I told my family about the 1st-week challenge, my teenage son Liam commented:

"Great mom, a video of you sitting on the couch with your PC on your lap"

In fact, that is what I do  80% of the time: writing, editing, researching and promoting.

Very boring to watch even in a time-lapse video.

I cannot really show any fancy photography setups because I only have a Nikon 5000 , which I am still learning how to use, only 1 lens Nikon Nikkor prime lens  50 mm f/1.8, a simple tripod and a light set I bought on Amazon when I started blogging.

But I started this blog because I love cooking, so this is what I decided to show in my 1st Video.

How I make Seafood Paella on the Barbecue, and you can find the recipe in the link below:

Homemade Paella Seafood and Sausage.

What else I did in the 1st week:

As it was our first week, we had a lot of basic setups to do for our YouTube channel and brand:

  • Set up our YouTube channel with all the photos, introduction, links, and playlists. Luckily most of which I have already.

BTW, have you subscribed? 

Brooke Lark

  • Decide which Fonts we will use for all our video and Carly Jayne came to our rescue by sharing some key information.

Fonts to use on the video

  • Create an animated logo to add at the end of every video we make. I was carried away with this task and since my logo is the photo of the cyclist ant bicycling over my chilly peppers, I decided to make it move. I spent 2 days only on the logo animation. First creating the animated figure with the wheels turning. Then animate it with the name of the blog following behind. I hope the work will pay off. 

I learnt so much in this first week, not only from the fantastic teacher, coach, and motivator Brooke Lark, but also from my team members.

There are some amazing creators in this group and we are all eager to learn, experiment and push our boundaries.

Week 2 challengee has already started.

Stay tuned, so much more to learn. 

  12 comments for “Week 1: A Day In The Life Time Lapse

  1. 27th February 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Seafood paella is one of my all time favorite dishes. I’ve never made it on the grill though and I think that’s a spectacular idea.

    • Laura
      28th February 2018 at 6:33 am

      You will love it, all the crunchy rice bits

  2. 27th February 2018 at 8:12 pm

    That was a really fun post to follow! It’s neat seeing how much work goes into the posts! and wow that paella looks fantastic! Nothing is overcooked! 😀

    • Laura
      28th February 2018 at 6:32 am

      Thank you. We have made this paella so many times that it is perfectly timed

  3. 27th February 2018 at 8:38 pm

    I absolutely enjoyed the video. And the recipe looks so tempting, especially with the Saffron Stock. Need to give this a try.

    • Laura
      28th February 2018 at 6:31 am

      Thank you, the recipe is superb

  4. 27th February 2018 at 8:45 pm

    Loved the transitions, Laura! And you really make paella look deliciously easy! Excited to continute the challenge with you!

    • Laura
      28th February 2018 at 6:30 am

      Hi Marisa, already working on next challenge. Have you?

  5. 27th February 2018 at 9:42 pm

    What a fun post and the video is terrific. Your paella looks absolutely marvelous!

    • Laura
      28th February 2018 at 6:29 am

      Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed it

  6. 2nd March 2018 at 8:17 pm

    I love paella and have such fond memories of eating it with my sister. Whenever I eat it now, I think of her. I absolutely love your video, Laura! You did such a great job on it. I can’t wait to see what else you come up with! Oh, and I want a bite of your delicious Paella!

    • Laura
      3rd March 2018 at 10:53 am

      Thank you Elaine, you though me so much about photography. Such a great memory of your sister. I am sure you will have a good laugh on the next one.

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