New Welcome Video By Todd

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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 12-15-2008 10:51 AM 2164 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Todd, what a cool idea with your new “Welcome to LJ video”. In case anybody missed it, here it is:

I’m sure that everybody is looking forward to new episodes from Todd A. Clippinger- American Craftsman – Productions ;)

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#1 posted 12-15-2008 11:09 AM

I am glad that you like it Martin. I hoped to make a positive impact on the new LJ members in a way that no other site does.

This little video was a perfect way to start honing my movie production skills.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 12-15-2008 11:37 AM

When I saw this I thought it was the greatest idea for a welcome. Good job Todd.

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#3 posted 12-15-2008 12:41 PM

This is slick. So, Martin, have you decided how you’re going to get it to play for each new LumberJock? That would be really cool.

Todd, you’re a natural … keep ‘em coming.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#4 posted 12-15-2008 02:14 PM

Man, this is great! Todd is a natural. We need to pitch in and buy him a flannel shirt.

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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#5 posted 12-15-2008 03:08 PM

Thank you Todd, you said just the right thing.

You’re a great asset to Lumberjocks, & I’ll be looking forward to more of your videos.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 12-15-2008 04:29 PM

You look very comfortable in front of the camera , great job and a real good idea.

Video is the way to go. I have been thinking about getting a web cam, maybe it is time.

The more video we have here the more people will find this a place for today and for the future.

Martin – you need to start thinking (I am sure you are) about how to seamlessly incorporate video into the site. Maybe start another thread on suggestions and ideas. An easy one is to add a tab on the My LumberJocks home page for My Video, But that is not very innovative :)

Maybe add a forum topic – Video discussions, hardware, software and how to’s

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#7 posted 12-15-2008 05:01 PM

Great Idea Todd. Very well done, you come across as friendly and approachable, key to a welcome video. I like the safety reminder at the end as well.

Martin, this may need a slot on the main page for a while.

Perhaps another challenge, Make the official welcome video for LumberJocks. Grand Prize, Your video on the front page of LumberJocks for 6 months and a one year subscription to the mag of your choice.

Just some thoughts,

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#8 posted 12-15-2008 06:21 PM

Todd your really a natural talent on the video, you have a good voice who is also
clear for (us) foreigners.
It is also nice that you said “people all over the world”, it is for (us) foreigners a little scary
to speak in English on such a great community.
You did it really good.
I hope also that LJ stays a open and FREE community and that we not, in the future, need to pay for the website.

Thanks Schummie.

-- Greetings from the Netherlands.

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#9 posted 12-15-2008 06:21 PM

What a stud!

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#10 posted 12-15-2008 07:14 PM

Todd -

This is a wonderful concept. Excellent job! Your video skills are impeccable.



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#11 posted 12-15-2008 08:35 PM

Thanks for all the support guys.

I carry a high opinion of the members at LJ and the overall character of the site. I appreciate Martin’s efforts and I hoped that adding something positive like this would continue to nurture the spirit that LJ has.

I will get more videos out but I have more learning curve to climb. I always love learning something new.

Schummie – Your comments are very appreciated because it means that my intentions of making everyone feel welcome is working.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#12 posted 12-15-2008 09:02 PM

So long Norm abram !! lol We have a new star !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#13 posted 12-15-2008 10:08 PM

Thanks Todd. That is an excellent welcome.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 12-15-2008 11:18 PM

yes, indeed.. a wonderful video.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#15 posted 12-15-2008 11:47 PM

Great video!


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