As faithful readers know, I have been blogging for about a year and a half, since March 2009. I started out knowing almost nothing about the “mechanics” of it – specifically, WordPress. I didn’t have any problem figuring out the basics – I’ve been using computers for 20 odd years.
But one thing that gave me problems was video. This past summer, Michael with Imagination Entertainment sent us a short video of a performance of iL CiRCo in which custom stage drapes made by Sew What? are a prominent part of the scene.
Unfortunately, try as I might, I could not figure out how to include a video in a post. I finally gave up, pulled a still image from the video, and used that in the post.
However, recently Megan discovered in her e-mail a video sent to her last year by another client, Dan with “Sonic Youth.” She forwarded it to me and suggested I include it in a post. I decided that it was time I figure out how to include videos in my post.
So, I sat down at the computer this evening, started this post, and clicked on every single button on the “Kitchen Sink” in WordPress. Low and behold – I figured out how to add a video to the Media Library and then how to embed it into a post. Woo hoo!
So, to show that I really can do it, here is the iL CiRCo video that I was unable to post in August (click here to read the original post):
Pretty cool! I’ll be posting soon on the “Sonic Youth” project and will definitely include Dan’s video in that post!