I have been looking into more ways to add effects to my poetry reading videos and I had researched using green screens. Since these days I haven’t been going to many places as of late because of the COVID19 Pandemic, this was a perfect opportunity to learn how to use a green screen and how to film myself reading poetry in different places. The other day, I filmed my first poetry reading using a green screen, but once I was finished, I noticed there were a few technical glitches. 1). My skin looks a bit purple and 2), my hand looks like it disappears for a second – I need to learn more about “masking.” For the most part, I didn’t think it was too awful for my first try. I am hoping people listen more to my poem, than point out the technical mistakes that I made…. Feel free to leave comments (or helpful suggestions!). Enjoy the reading!
Published by Ariana R. Cherry
“Within the depths of our mind, we are battling the duel of light and darkness…good and evil…love and hate…” Between Light and Darkness is Ariana’s most recent collection of poetry… Cherry’s frequent message she delivers throughout her work is, “The journey through the darkness, back into the light.” Her hope is to let others know that they won’t be in that place of darkness for long – that they indeed can reach the light once again…She also wants her readers to know – that – it is okay if they find themselves in that bleak blackness…Sometimes we feel guilty for going to that dark place – but it is necessary to conquer the demons that battle our souls…. Other books that Cherry has written include "Only If" and "Twisted Paths Poetry." Her epic tale, “Only If,” won the “Reader’s Favorite Award” and a 5 star review…and her collection, “Twisted Paths Poetry,” received a 5 star review from Realistic Poetry International. She has been writing ever since she was a child. Some of her inspirations include Edgar Allen Poe, Robert Frost, Stephen King, Emily Dickinson, Christopher Pike and Shel Silverstein. Ariana writes a variety of genres: inspirational, humorous and horror – although writing horror is one of her favorites…. She was 12 years old when she read Poe for the very first time – which inspired her epic poetry tale, “Only If.“ During other parts of her free time, she enjoys taking photos and creating art. Her “day-jobs” include working as a church administrative aide and reporting for a local newspaper. View more posts