Deanna Hogan, Blue Heron Dolls

Creating a Digital Doll Course: How Hard Can it Be?

Published about 1 month ago • 1 min read

Hello Reader,

Not that I'm surprised, but yes, developing a digital course is a TON of work. I'm not one to shy away from the work, but I'm finding the tech involved in the various platforms quite daunting. I might have to hire a Virtual Assistant to help me out, which irritates me a bit because I like to do things on my own. I'm stubborn that way.

I've been working and reworking the seven modules that make up the course for at least a couple months now. I can't tell you how many times I've read through each one, making little (or big) tweaks each time. But today, I think I might be done with the document portion of the class. Fingers crossed!

But then there's the videotaping - the bane of my existence. I'm that person who avoids being on camera whenever possible. I'm just so...awkward and self-conscious. I've got to get over it!

So far I've recorded the accompanying videos for the first two modules. I'm using Pinnacle Studio to do the editing, and the first video is completed. I'm about to start on the second one. Yay, more tech!

By now I've got so many completed Enigma dolls and others in various stages of construction, that regardless of what happens I'll have lots of supply for the ODACA Day sales room this summer!

Wish me luck!

Deanna Hogan

Deanna Hogan, Blue Heron Dolls

Doll Artist and Teacher: Preserving the art of making dolls and Artist Member of the Original Doll Artist Council of America (ODACA).

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