Back in April a group of amazing librarians and I received an unexpected invitation from Bryce of Bryce Don’t Play. She was wanting to know if we’d be willing to put together short videos for her team members out in the Washington County Collaborative Library System (WCCLS for short – be sure to check out their fabulous series featuring P.A.C. Cat – I’m totally inspired to do something similar when we upgrade our catalog system this fall). The goal was to make our videos hype videos to help inspire them throughout the summer season.
Lemme see…create a fun video for librarians? I could maaaaaaaybe possibly do that. Heh.
I had ideas for several videos, and Bryce graciously let me make more than one. But today I’m sharing the first since Bryce is sharing one video per week. I’ve been lucky enough to have seen most of the other participants’ videos – and I am utterly thrilled to be a part of such an inspiring and talented group of librarians – y’all are gonna be in for some real treats.
Okay, with out further ado, here’s my Summer T.R.I.P. Tips video:
I know what you’re thinking: gosh, Rebecca made that look so easy – she’s a video rock star! (heh) To help dispel your sweet but very misguided belief, I put together a blooper reel from just a few of the many takes it took me to take this video to the next level.
To answer your main question that I suspect you have: I had never met those little boys before I asked their mom (whom I also didn’t know) if we could videotape me tripping them. I am so glad that the first family I asked readily agreed! I don’t think my blood pressure could’ve handled asking more moms or dads.
I also created a Radioactive Man library mashup image (seen very briefly in the video) that I wanted to share here:
And there you have it! The first in a virtual summer librarian par-tay!