It takes a lot of props, time, space, creativity and yes, money to produce a VideoStory or PhotoStory.
Blogging is not for the faint of heart. You see, after you do all of the work, it’s quite possible that no one will be interested in what you have poured your heart into. There may be any number of reasons why this happens but, it does. I say you have to be strong and love what you are doing FOR YOURSELF! You can’t wait to get validation from the outside if you haven’t already validated yourself on the inside.
Here are a few pictures of my props, cast members and staging equipment. Mind you, this is only a fraction, as I have some in another area (my dining room). I have countless numbers of dolls and additional props.
My favorite staging area is my dining room table, which now needs to be refinished, due to the wear and tear. Here’s a sample staging video that I made for my last story. Excuse the mess because when I start, junk flies everywhere until its cleanup time. LOL
As you can see, I have six storage bins full of props. The shelves behind house the larger items and more dolls in baskets. One of the blue bins is full of cast members – all bagged in family units with papers containing each family member’s name and age. This helps me to maintain continuity in my stories. Let’s face it, I’ll forget my name, during a senior moment!
I kind of have the feeling that you’ll be hearing from me for quite a long while. Why? Because I keep a running note in my phone with new stories as they come to me. So far, I have eight or nine stories in the pipeline. Mind you, each story needs cast members, props for staging, actually setup and staging, a photo shoot, editing, compilation of the PhotoVideo, writing dialogue for the photos (the picture dictates the dialogue), more editing and then posting on social media. As you may see, it is a lot of hard work to produce one story. And, depending upon what was mentioned in one story, another storyline could be born. But I LOVE EVERY MOMENT!
I hope this “glance” into my processes helps you to appreciate what I do, or at least, I hope you can appreciate the work of your favorite bloggers. Stay tuned for my next PhotoStory “Because I Love You: Jugglz What 2 Wear Boutique” Coming real soon… Blessings.