OK I acknowledge that this vague title could go in many directions, but I'm going to talk about my inaction in regards to the Aerial Bliss YouTube channel. My vision for the channel is to create many great pole tutorials for my students to be able to review at home and for students who can not access or afford quality in studio instruction. I want pole dancing to be affordable for all and SAFE. The comments I read on online forums scare the crap out of me, major injuries should NOT be the norm and some advice is scarily dangerous.
I got a little off topic, let's get back to the Aerial Bliss YouTube channel. It has been quite a while since I posted new material. I got disheartened by the lack of views, by YouTube's ever changing standards for monetization and the poor video/sound quality of my videos (in my mind). I researched cameras for hours and hours, but have come to the conclusion that I can not afford a high quality camera at the moment. This dissatisfaction with my videos led me to just not make any as I researched and researched and researched.
Thankfully, I have finally broken trough my inertia to create some new tutorials for all of you. The camera is the same, but I rotated to landscape view, changed the height of the tripod and added supplemental lighting (a bit too much to be honest, but I will get it dialed in). I guess the overall lesson here is to keep going and take the small steps you can to improve what you are doing even if you can't make the giant leap to where you eventually want to be.
Enjoy the new tutorials for Standing Fireman and Superman Basics!
Please let me know if you like the improvements to the videos and what you would like to see.
Jackie began her pole journey in 2008 and opened Aerial Bliss in 2010.