Usually I’d pound some jug of cold brew to mask the sleep deprivation, but we’re completely tapped out. I usually have a bag of Trader Joe’s instant grinds as back up, but we’re completely tapped out of that too. So I dipped into the mushroom coffee packs this morning. And that’s what I want to talk about today… having BACKUPS and always being ready to be ready even when you’re not READY.
Just kidding, today I’m going to jot some ideas down for a future video…
First, a quote about editing from Edit Better by Jeff Bartsch:
Stick to one function at a time. Do your foundation work, THEN coverage, THEN music, THEN titles, THEN audio, THEN color, etc. Don’t try to do everything at once. But does that kill creativity? Some people will say, “This is personal. You’ve got to do whatever works for you. Doesn’t this assembly line thing take out all the creativity?” Heck no. On the contrary, focusing on a single process promotes creativity.
The function right now will be drafting sections of videos.
Some title ideas
- How I use Procreate in 2021
- Setting Procreate up for FLOW
- How to animate with Procreate
A roll idea: I can try to do another “Follow along with a Jim Lee stream” session and record that. Usually takes 30-60 mins but also creates that exact amount of footage which is super useful to have. Now that I think about it, one of the more popular videos I have is just me drawing and then talking over it:
Then these could be some of the sections—I won’t worry about ordering these right now. Just want to capture some of the ideas.
- Something about setting up the radial menu
I’ve enjoyed using the radial menu and my hunch is that more people would use it if they tried it out. You get 6 slots to customize in the menu. I give 3 to different brushes and then the remaining 3 for: Previous color, New layer, Duplicate layer
You can also now create different sets of menu settings to swap between. I want to set that up eventually (one for animating, one for wireframing, etc.) but haven’t done it yet.
- My animation settings
Note: I have no idea what I’m doing. I’m sure there are reasons the defaults are to show a bunch of onion layers at that opacity.
But I usually do one onion layer at the default opacity.
I could also do a couple very simple animations to show the workflow here.
- Procreate sawdust
Procreate generates some very nice cutting room floor stuff. You always, always have the timelapse video available. Layers can be brought into Figma to create a carousel.
And that’s that for the outline. Three sections seems like a good amount. I’ve been writing this for way longer than I planned, so I gotta hop. (Video to come!)