Whew! From Animoto to YouTube, this mini-trailer project produced by Toy Parker has been quite a journey! First, there was the general anxiety of trying to create a video by myself for the first time in more than a decade. I usually have one of my business partners or friends in the business do editing for me. I’m such the perfectionist. I believe I am truly the slowest editor on the planet. Next, there was the task of trying to figure out what song would work best with the title and the pictures I selected. For a perfectionist, surely you must know that it was the grace of God that I had actually narrowed it down to two songs!
Finally, after choosing one song, I saved it in Animoto, but wasn’t satisfied because I couldn’t put the embedded link on my website. Or I could, but it only showed the link. I really wanted to see the video on my website. Next step: I had to figure out how to upload the video to my YouTube page so I could use the YouTube embedded link that I hoped to use in the first place. Alas! Where there is a will, there’s a way. Word to the wise, make sure you have made all of your changes before pressing the “Produce” button–even if it’s just the title of the video. (I learned that the hard way. Yes, I watched the tutorial, but that wasn’t covered probably because no one usually pays attention to the details to the point they’d care to edit little things like titles?)
Alas, after feeling my way through that entire adventure–or series of misadventures–depending on which way you want to look at it — I was beyond elated to upload my video to my website with the YouTube embedded link. Victory is mine and I pray you enjoy my heartfelt masterpiece! This is just another Chronicles of a Tween Mom moment. As you can imagine, Nia has asked several times by now, “Is the mini-book trailer finished yet? You said you were going to do it all yourself.” Finally, I can now say, “Yes!” Pure Comedy! #Daily
Toy Parker is an author, empowerment speaker, creative content, marketing, media strategist and legal analyst. With more than 20 years of experience, her voice over work, commercial appearances, show opens, show closes, and commercials written and produced have aired on: The Word Network, Fox 50, Ion Media, BET and Raleigh Cable 22 aside from her news producing segments and general assignment reporting that has aired on WTVD-11, WFMY 2 and Fox 8 News.
Since 2014, her #IGNITEyourLife speaking platform has expanded to serve the masses on a more global scale and she's ready to work with you today! Toy was also named one of the top Media Professionals in 2014 by former news channel Examiner.com. She is also a featured empowerment expert on http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/toy-parker, the largest self-help website on the internet.
Through the #IGNITEyourLife with Toy Parker Radio and Television Network, she provides positive and empowering programming across the globe on how to #IGNITEyourLife and #LiveLOVEdaily in love, life and business with breakthrough success! Her commencement addresses, workshops, lunch and learns, and empowerment sessions are transformational and impactful across generations.
The mission of the #IGNITEyourLife with Toy Parker Breakthrough Institute is to provide quality courses, programs and reliable resources to help you achieve tangible and sustainable success in love, life, and business.
In this past decade alone, Toy's daring choice to pivot back into her dedicated work in the legal profession while transforming lives has positively impacted corporate and private offices bringing results and productivity in spite of the pandemic and state of the economy. References are available upon request.
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8 thoughts on “Chronicles of a Tween Mom! Mini-Book Trailer Release”
Nice video, good looking effects!
Thanks so much!
I loved the video by Toy Parker. I need to keep this in mind = making an impact without a single word!
Thanks for sharing!
Thank you. God Bless.
Awesome! Good job! In my humble opinion, it is all about the journey.
Thanks so much! You are so right!
Hearts and Blessings! 🙂
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