Sarah’s Workflow – Bad Dog Agility Academy

Sarah’s Workflow

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After eight years of teaching agility online and providing video feedback, I have developed my own preferred set of tools and technologies that have the right mix of capability, ease of use, and speed. In this course I will cover several alternatives, however, my preferred workflow is:

  • video tape on iPhone
  • airdrop to iPad (optional, for larger screen)
  • edit with iMovie on iPhone/iPad
  • analyze with Coach’s Eye
  • share with YouTube

Unless you have a compelling need, I would recommend you focus on these technologies.

  • SueReuss says:

    new ipad is coming
    is the free coachs eye sufficient ?

  • Pam Moore says:

    Sarah, I am fairly new to the Apple environment. I just got a Macbook so now my conversion is nearly complete! My question is: I have been using OneDrive to store all my data. Does this work well with Apple products or should I use iCloud? I want as smooth an operation as possible as far as sharing between devices, editing, uploading to various locations, etc. I look forward to your advice.

    • Sarah Fernandezlopez says:

      I have not actually used OneDrive (I jumped on Google Drive long before OneDrive was introduced). But I would highly recommend iCloud and purchasing the extended storage.

      I resisted iCloud for a long time as an unnecessary expense, however the seamless experience and the time I have saved makes it so worth the yearly fee.

      Behind the scenes, photos and videos are automagically uploaded to icloud and no longer take up space on my phone. When I go to view those photos/videos, there is a slight delay as it downloads the items back to my phone, but in both cases, I don’t have to “do” anything.

  • Noel Walter says:

    Does “you have now completed this unit
    mean that I cannot go back to any of the modules

  • Connie dee says:

    Sounds good – don’t have a smart phone yet BUT I have an android tablet so will start there.

  • says:

    I only have android phones and tablets.

  • says:

    Looking forward to learning!

  • TsYorkieLand says:

    Not a question but advice for those with Androids. I use my Samsung Galaxy Tablet to for most of my recordings. If I record with my phone, I use DropBox to get it to my tablet for editing. The app I use to edit is Movie Maker. From there, I can go to Coach’s Eye and YouTube.

    • Sarah Fernandezlopez says:

      Fabulous! Thank you!

      • LauriePreston says:

        Sarah, how much editing of our videos is required? I’ve been recording runs, uploading them to YouTube, and submitting them to the USDAA@home program. I’ve only used the YouTube editor to trim the length of the videos. Is there more I will need to do for VIP?

        Also, it does seem everyone around me uses Apple products and I do envy the ease of their sharing videos with each other. I’m in the market for a new phone, but I’m nervous about switching to a new system. Your thoughts? TIA

        • Sarah Fernandezlopez says:

          You don’t need to be TOO concerned with editing. Whatever you can do is helpful, especially in a training situation where you might spend 5-10 minutes working through 3-4 exercises. But I’d rather get unedited video than no video at all, so don’t let it hold you back. Our tools are pretty good for scrolling through dead time quickly.

          Should you get apple? Tough question. I certainly find them super user friendly and extremely powerful. If you’re getting something new anyway, I would consider it. I don’t think it would be hard for you to adjust. I feel like they are way easier to work with than android. But, of course, that’s where my experience lies (iphone/ipad).

          This could be a great question for the FB group. There’s probably some other people who have made the switch in both directions…

    • LauriePreston says:

      Thank you for this info, as I only have experience with Androids. Does Dropbox require a monthly subscription? My photos and videos download automatically to Google Photos—would that be the same thing as Dropbox? I haven’t done much editing, so I will check out Movie Maker.

  • Sandy Boyko says:

    I have android, so none of what you describe as your workflow makes sense for Android….have you worked through this with others????

    • Sarah Fernandezlopez says:

      Unfortunately no, I have no experience with android.

      I would try using a similar flow and just switching out the editing portion. I expect that your Android camera is good enough for videoing your agility. Especially for the purposes of self review or an online class.

      For editing, you will need to find an easy to use app that you like. I found this article which will give you some apps to try.

      There is a Coach’s Eye android app and a YouTube app for android as well.

  • Janice Hsia says:

    I also have an Android. The most trouble I have is with editing and analyzing with Coach’s Eye

  • MaryTurcintrio says:

    Would an Apple 8 Plus phone be suitable. Have not done any video work yet but am planning on trying.

    • Sarah Fernandezlopez says:

      That should work fine! Let me know if you run into any problems.

      All the videos from 2 or so years ago were also shot and edited on an 8plus.

  • SNovotny says:

    Sarah, I’m so excited and so so grateful that you have put this course together!!!!!! This alone is reason for a VIP membership. I cannot what to get started!

  • says:

    I have android….will that work. Also technology challenged…

    • Sarah Fernandezlopez says:

      I have not worked with an android, but I am going to add an android model after borrowing one from a friend.

      Is there a particular part of the workflow you find especially difficult? For example, are you comfortable sharing video, but not editing it?

      Or do you need guidance on all aspects?

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