You may have seen some of the Howcast videos I have been a part of in the past.  The filmmaker who shot them has a new project up his sleeve, and I am so excited to be a part of it.

He has been given a green light on some how-to videos for About.com.  The big difference for me between the Howcast spots and the About spots is that I a using my name and likeness in these videos.  The Howcast videos came with a pre-recorded voice over track, and in most cases I simply provided a little overacting.  In the About videos, I will be speaking directly to the camera.  For the test video we submitted to About.com, we chose a how-to about vlogging.  Go figure.  I start out the video by saying, “Hi, I’m Meghan Lynn Allen for About.com,” and go on to take you through he steps of how to vlog.  We chose that video because I was somewhat of an expert and could talk about it easily.  I wish I could show you the video, but I have not seen a live link yet.

About loved the test video, and now we get to choose from hundreds of topics and hack away at them.  However, believe it or not – I am not an expert at everything!  So we chose the videos that I could get away with – without being an “expert.” Today we shot 5 videos with a thank you note theme – how and when to send, etc.  In some cases, I was creating, memorizing, and delivering lines on the spot.  It was a lot of fun.  And I will be involving other talented people when I can.  We already involved some magician friends of mine!

I hope to be able to share some links with you soon, so you can see what it’s all About.  (See what I did there?)

Adventurously yours, Meghan