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What I Learned About Starting My Video Series, Rocio's Book Adventure

· bookstores,books,video series,storytelling

One of my first memories of reading is staying up late at night reading Harry Potter. I'd stay up past midnight and turn off the main light so that my mom wouldn't know I was awake. I'd continue reading the book on the bus to school and even while walking home. I enjoyed reading, it was an opportunity to live in these lavished castles.

For a long time, I wanted to create my own video series but couldn't think of what it could it be about. Then one day, on the way to a lunch meeting, I decided to visit two bookstores and film it. I wanted to showcase the architecture, layout, aisles, atmosphere, and the essence of rare used/independent bookstores in the digital age.

Today marks my 10th episode of #RociosBookAdventure. It's been an absolute dream come true to reach this personal milestone. In this episode, I showcase Elaine's Book Mark in Escondido, California which boasts a 150,000 collection of paperback books ranging from fantasy, romance, mystery, science fiction, and more.

Bookstores I've Visited Through Rocio's Book Adventure

  • Bookman
  • Book Carnival
  • DG Wills Books
  • The Writer's Block
  • Footnote Books
  • Lhooq Books
  • Book Soup Bookstore
  • Verbatim Books
  • Fahrenheit 451 Books
  • Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore

What I've Learned From Filming Rocio's Book Adventure

  • Don't be too hard on yourself
  • It's okay to re-shoot scenes
  • Get a phone with bigger storage
  • Don't be afraid to try new ways of filming
  • Try out different video editing tools
  • Making small talk with the bookseller usually produces some wonderful stories
  • Have fun with it

I'm looking forward to filming more book adventures, especially some from my wish list.

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