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Blog entry by kosta posted 05-11-2009 02:04 AM 927 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So im building this desk organizer and it should only take like 5 hours to build well I have put in over 15 hours into it and im not even close to it. With the editing the entire thing will probably take over 24 hours of time.

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/



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teenagewoodworker

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#1 posted 05-11-2009 02:22 AM

yep. filming is a pain. i realized that a long time ago so i tend to not show whole projects and just show skills more often since they are much easier to film and you can film it and get on with your project.

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#2 posted 05-11-2009 02:31 AM

I’m sure it will be worth all that extra work,

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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kosta

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#3 posted 05-11-2009 03:03 AM

yea but until your doen you dont feel like its worth it lol

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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teenagewoodworker

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#4 posted 05-11-2009 03:06 AM

so true. just like the surface prep work. until you start finishing you feel like its all pointless.

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kosta

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#5 posted 05-11-2009 03:11 AM

thats even worse cause its the same thing over and over and over again

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#6 posted 05-11-2009 03:30 AM

You are telling a story. In this case, the story is how to build a desk organizer.

To tell the story does not mean recording the entire project, only key elements of it.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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kosta

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#7 posted 05-11-2009 03:41 AM

yea I actually film 90 % of what im doing and I only use maybe 40% of that I pick the best scnes of it but it takes time to get it right.

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 05-11-2009 10:32 AM

I don’t mean to be a wise guy, but I’ve watched a couple three of your videos. You need to be more direct to keep the viewers attention. I jumped ahead rather than quit to see where it was going. I would advise you to watch a few videos from guys like Todd or shows like New Yankee Workshop and compare them yto your’s. If you are hard enough on yourself, you will become a film maker. I watched the Push Stick flick a few minutes ago. It was 9 minutes long. To keep the viewer’s interest, that could probably be done in less than 2 minutes. Hope you take this the way I intended it, to be helpful and honest, not a wise guy. Good luck.

-- 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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#9 posted 05-11-2009 04:00 PM

welcome to the world of video editing and video production – think about it some people do this for living – day in and day out (actually those people work nights…. personal experience). so yeah – it’s another industry, and another ‘job’ that you’ve taken upon yourself to do.

if you say “it’s not worth it” – sounds like it’s time to go back to square one, and think things through – why are you doing this? what is your purpose?

if you have a purpose. and a plan to follow – things will look easier, and have more meaning to yourself.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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kosta

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#10 posted 05-11-2009 05:21 PM

see when your down in your shop 10 minutes goes so fast and its hard to say everything you want to say in that 10 minutes you have. But im tryign to get to the point and not keep repeating my self.

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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PurpLev

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#11 posted 05-11-2009 05:30 PM

one word for you:

SCRIPT

yes, there are also people doing THAT full time job…lol

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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kolwdwrkr

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#12 posted 05-11-2009 06:29 PM

I agree with purplev. Write yourself a script.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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kosta

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#13 posted 05-11-2009 06:55 PM

ok i will try that

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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JPBatts

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#14 posted 05-11-2009 09:28 PM

Having invested far more time producing film/video than I have in woodworking, I join the crowd in saying write a script. Having said that, a script is far more than just the words to say. It is careful shot planning, camera angle, and even letting the vildeo carry the story without a word being said. Oh, yeah, be sure to overshoot and have enough video to cover each scene plus some. Then, be brutal in your editing—how efficiently can you tell the story?

Come to think of it I have spent more time planning a shot than I have planning a cut.

-- If she asks please tell my wife that I can sell my tools for what I paid, okay?

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kosta

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#15 posted 05-11-2009 09:53 PM

yea its like which angle looks better and all of that im not to interested in im looking for a camerman lol

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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