Too long, didn’t read version: I’m re-doing the first lesson I planned to launch. Sorry guys and gals 🙁
I was doing some voice recording earlier today, and had just loaded the voice track into my video editor. I spent few hours picking out clips and videos, and then I went about editing. Most of it involved adding typography to fit with what I was explaining. It’s then I realized how long this lesson was. Clocking in at almost 10 minutes. Looking over the material as well, it occurred to me that perhaps it was a little too dense, especially for beginners. In creating these lessons, I set about with a few main caveats in mind:
- It would be interesting for AKB fans, regardless of whether you are learning Japanese or not (though Japanese learnes are obviously the prime audience)
- Video lessons would be less than 5 minutes. Yup, I have a short attention span, and I think a lot of viewers do also.
- Will NOT replace a traditional Japanese language curriculum. What I’m doing is definitely non-standard 🙂
The first lessons I planned to release was going to be an introduction to variations on the word, “oshimen”. It was much more involved than I thought 🙂 And perhaps a little too technical. So, I think the first lesson will simply be about how to tell people about your oshimen. I think that will be much more fun, but I’ll see. I’m always welcome to feedback, but I suppose I should finish a lesson first and then solicit feedback.
Anyhow, that’s all for now. Cheers, and thanks for waiting (just a little bit longer :D).
Sometimes editor. Sometimes translator. Mostly a proofreader. I like Japan and things.