I had some work to do in the evening that took longer than I expected. I also wanted to get my email newsletter to constituents out this evening as well, and to ensure the link to my next video focus was included. The only problem was that the video focus wasn't ready! So I had to cancel a dinner I had planned to go to.
I shouldn't complain though as we went for lunch at the Strangers restaurant in Parliament today. This was a thank you to James Cooper, the intern for whom I have been responsible over the past three months. He leaves tomorrow though I won't be there as I will be in Gateshead.
What was missing from the video focus was the soundtrack. By 7pm tonight I still hadn't written it so I simply wrote a few notes and instead of reading a script, I talked me way through the video. In a great hurry I edited it into the video and whacked it up onto YouTube, put the link onto the email newsletter, prayed it was working and then emailed it out to nearly 800 households. I was at Westminster station when it reached my blackberry.
What it shows is that video newsletters can be put together very quickly. I'll put my latest one onto the blog tomorrow. And the unused footage is likely to find its way into the next edition which I am planning already.
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