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Blog entry by JohnAjluni posted 1170 days ago 742 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Haha it seems ive actually been missed here on lumberjocks?:)surprising hu?WELL I AM BACK:) i am gonna get back to making some videos!but i want to take a new approach to video makeing a more comical informative parody?if that makes any snese to any of you guys. Haha… ONE idea ive been thinking of is a “safety video” of what to do and what not to do in a workshop:)sounds good to me? haha:) so leave me some comments?plz?:)check out my lovely videos on my channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/JohnAjluni and tell me what you think…or not:)SUBSCRIBE IF YOU THE SLIGHTEST IMPRESSED!

-- John



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lew

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#1 posted 1170 days ago

John,
Not to poke a hole in your net of wonder, but a “what not to do” safety video may not be the thing to do. Even though it is meant as a parody- someone might not get it.
Just my opinion.
Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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ellen35

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#2 posted 1170 days ago

I see nothing funny about safety in the workshop.
I recommend you find another niche for your videos.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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William

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#3 posted 1169 days ago

I have a suggestion that I hope you don’t take the wrong way. I commend you on your effort. Doing these videos with one project, beginning to end though, I don’t feel is the way to go. It’s been done to death. I have seen so many videos from beginners to professionals, from two minutes to sixty minutes long, of complete projects, that I just don’t care to even go there.
Instead, I’d like to see a project that I couldn’t put together while sitting on my toilet, from beginning to end, in segments. Do a project that takes time, planning, effort, and break it down into parts. Show it all. Don’t just show us a start, then break away, and come back with a perfectly placed part with no idea of any problems you may have had off camera. I’m not saying show us a video of you standing and trying to figure out how to do something while scratching your crotch or something. If there’s problems though, tell us. I don’t care to watch perfection. I will take the time to watch the average joe like myself though. I like watching what I can relate to. I think the whole world does. Even though I’m not into it myself (mostly because it’s gotten way out of hand), I think this is the driving force behind reality TV.
Some people make great start to finish videos, because they have a niche that works. Some of my favorites, their niches is comedy, like Steve Marin and The Choperoo, for example. I’m sorry. I don’t really see comedy as being your niche unless you really wake up. Become alive. Make sure we hear you. Have you watched Steve Marin? He sometimes seems almost like he’s sceaming, inches from the camera. One of the major problems I’ve seen with your videos so far is that you seem nervous and low key. Now I understand you’re young and still learning. You have already broken into the video thing by, well, by making videos. Now liven things up. Make us want to watch you. Give us something to want to come back too. I regularly check to see when Steve Marin’s and Choperoo’s videos come out, because I can’t wait to see them again. Hell, if I get bored, I go to Woodworking For Mere Mortals and watch videos that I’ve already seen.
Now, you are welcome to do things however you wish. I hope though you see my suggestions for what they are though. I am just one of many that may or may not wish to see your videos. My decision is directly related to YOU. You ask us on every post to subscribe. I’m going to let you in on a little secret that even I can tell you, and I’m in no way great at all this YouTube junk. Here’s the secret anyhow though: If you make people WANT to watch, they will subscribe.
I do have one more suggestion concerning you posts. I’m going to hold onto that one though until I see how you respond to my suggestions. I’m not saying you have to agree, but if I’ve angered you, there’s no sense in throwing fuel on a fire. I hope that is not the case though. I like you kid. I can’t help it. I have trouble not liking kids. They haven’t learned enough yet about life to give me an honest reason not to like them.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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JohnAjluni

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#4 posted 1169 days ago

really haha^^^^^:)ive only seen a few!

-- John

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JohnAjluni

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#5 posted 1169 days ago

what about like a 20 uses for wood? like some stupid stuff?

-- John

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Mark Shymanski

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#6 posted 1149 days ago

I like William’s idea of documenting a whole project from concept to delivery, broken down into digestable chunks with the good bad and ugly all presented so the beginner has a guide to follow, an the more advanced woodworker may take a way a new tip or approach.

I think you could do one on a completely manual project right from hand drawn plans/notes or a SU started mix of machine and hand tools. I think there is a niche to be filled showing the bloopers of wood working in the context of resolving them. Marc Spagnolo (I hope I spelled that at least close, sorry Marc if I didn’t) has a great style because he acknowledges that stuff happens while we are building and that there are ways to modify the project so it isn’t a show stopper mistake.

I think ‘funny’ videos have their place but just because it works for a couple of people doesn’t mean all videos need to be humourous. I like Steve’s stuff but find the Choperoo’s stuff to be over the top I’ll look into Steve’s stuff but not the other; nothing wrong with it it just isn’t my taste.

It is incredible that we can share so much about this craft/hobby/job we do and I really enjoy many of the videos out there, I’m sure you’ll find a niche that works for you. I wish you success with that journey.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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