First official attempt at a video

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Blog entry by Rustic posted 01-14-2013 04:52 PM 2720 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been wanting to make videos for awhile, but never felt right until yesterday. I set up the camera (not the best angle), ran a test and here is the result with no talking.

Critiques are welcome. I am turning an acrylic blank for my pen.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Dustin Ward (aka Tearen)

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#1 posted 01-14-2013 05:08 PM

Welcome to the video blogging world! I would do the following:

1) Brighter light on the work piece.
2) Change of camera angle. (which you already know) Maybe an overhead view.
3) Get away from the RED Paints!

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#2 posted 01-14-2013 05:22 PM

Better than any video I’ve made .(I’ve never made one) I agree with Dustin’s suggestions plus wearing a loose shirt with the tails hanging out could be a real safety issue.I’m sure the next one will rival the wood whispers production :))

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 01-14-2013 05:59 PM

I think it was a great 1st video. When you turn off the vid camera, is that when you started cussin’?? LOL

Really, I think it was a good video.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 01-15-2013 12:46 AM

ya gotta start somewhere. Evenwith no sound, I think I could smell that acrylic….lol

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 01-15-2013 01:05 AM

edit with shorter clip of what you are doing
some closeups so we can see what you are doing in each step while you explain it
I know we have to start and everything have to be learned :-)
but I felt it was realy tooooo long with only one angle

ceep on posting

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#6 posted 01-15-2013 02:47 AM

Yup, Gotta start some where. Suggestions: have the tools ready when you start the camera rolling, need a closer and better angle to see what is happening, and edit action to maintain interest in the process. Good luck with #2.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 01-15-2013 03:12 AM

Rick, Certainly is a good start. Would agree with some of the above.
Just be set up when the camera is ready to roll.
Camera angle is not bad as a starting shot but maybe zoom in some just before you start turning, then change the angle when you are almost done.
Editing out some time can help of you have editing software. Otherwise so be it or maybe make a few short videos and post at the same time in parts.

I need to do a video myself one of these days and just got a new camera so maybe some time soon. Have to figure out what it is I would do though. not sure that turning would be it.

Thanks for sharing and I look forward to seeing some more as you proceed.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#8 posted 01-15-2013 05:45 AM

Thanks for all the input. I will be better the next time.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#9 posted 01-16-2013 08:30 AM

Great that you took the time to share. Thanks.

Here are some suggestions but honestly, I have never attempted it. Just going by what
I have seen and liked.

After about 20 seconds into the video, pause the record. Zoom the camera to your hands
and get a close-up of your work as you are cutting it,press play/record. Then maybe get
a few more angles by pausing and re-adjusting.

It was difficult to see exactly what you were working on. Though most of us knew it was
a pen.

You can pause the camera every 15 sec or so and then restart it . Or if you leave it running, you
can do a fast time lapse when you edit it .

I think what needs to be seen is the work being done on the project by zooming in and
then some time lapsed edits . Maybe insert some information into the video for the audience.
Not always necessary as turning a pen is pretty self explanatory I suppose.

Again, thanks for sharing the video.

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James Lango

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#10 posted 01-23-2013 08:42 AM

Good video. Next time talk it up. Tell us what your doing. I’d say YOU know more about it then US, or we wouldnt be watching you. :)


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#11 posted 01-28-2013 02:49 AM

If you can, get two cameras, one on the close in action, one wider angle. Let them both run. Then in the post production editing you can interleaved clips and add VoiceOver. Nice first video.

-- Marty, Columbus, OH, learning every day....

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#12 posted 01-28-2013 03:10 AM

Thank you for the input

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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