Today is a special one for me as it marks the 300th post for CollectingCandy.com. When I launched this site just over a year ago, I wasn’t really thinking of getting to 300 – I was just hoping to get through that first month. But I did, and with the support of visitors and friends I’ve made it all the way to today. It’s a great pleasure to be able to share so much of my perspective and all of this fun candy-related content with you.
To mark the occasion, I’ve created a behind-the-scenes video showing you some of the things that go into creating a typical CollectingCandy.com blog post.
Before I get to the video, I do want to apologize for being out of commission and not posting anything new for these past two weeks. My most recent post was on Valentine’s Day, and after that I took a planned few days off, then started working on today’s video. I wanted this post to be #300 and it just took a lot longer than I had planned.
During these last two weeks, I celebrated a birthday (hooray again!) and spent a lot of time teaching myself FinalCut ProX, and Motion5. Those two pieces of software helped me make today’s video what I wanted it to be. My results might still be a little rough around the edges at times, but I hope you’ll bare with me as I plan to make short videos a somewhat regular feature here on the site. I learned a lot these past two weeks and I hope to apply that education to make future videos even better.
So without further explanation, here is my video segment for CollectingCandy.com’s 300th post [running time is just over 8 minutes]:
I utilized two sort-of-candy-related 20-second music clips in that video from songs and bands that I really dig. They’re Almond Joy by Har Mar Superstar and Candy by The Presidents of the United States of America respectively and I think they’re pretty fantastic. You might dig them too , so I’ve provided a quick link if you want to check them out below.
See you next time!
Congrats on 300! Enjoyed the behind the scenes video and look forward to future episodes!!
Wow, how time flies – congrats on the 300th post!!!
I just discovered your site a couple of weeks ago and you’ve given me a new interest in candy and packaging. My eyes have been opened to a new fun world.
Last night I went on a hunt for Jolly Rancher Cinnamon Fire hard candies and was successful! (Walgreens).
Thanks for you comment, Debbie and welcome to the fun! If I can be of any assistance to you, let me know.
Congrats! 300 is a great achievement and the video is informative and enjoyable.
Nice Job! The video & graphics are great… and who knew what a natural video host you are?! Congratulations on making it to 300!!
(Great news to hear that Leaf will be relaunching Wacky Wafers too!)
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I love the “pop up video” type info boxes that pop up. Excellent video, my friend. Congrats on 300 posts. 🙂