Micro skills into macro skills
Take video editing for example. If you want to learn it, there are a number of tricks of the trade that you have to get accustomed to. One great way to do that is to make a whole lot of videos, but there’s a way in which you can amplify the results.
Each time you make a new video, try to focus on developing a certain video-making skill. On my video about Shintoism and Buddhism in Japan, I focused on probably more than I should have; music, getting the right shots, creating movement out of static images, but this time I tried something different.
This time I tried to work on speaking to the camera. I sat down in a comfortable place, and faced the camera. The video’s just processing right now, but I’m quite pleased with how it turned out (although, I may have filmed it with the wrong settings).
This latest video helped me realise that for something like video editing, where there are a number of projects that you work on, each video you can use to work on a micro skill. Make projects designed for a specific micro skill, and then combine that to build your macro skills, and with enough practice, you’re Golden 🙂
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Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.
I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.
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