American Craftsman Workshop Video Tour

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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 1332 days ago 5371 reads 2 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A New Toy For Work:)

I just got a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS6 for recording my work. One of the great things about it is that it has a 25mm wide angle lens. This is makes it great for taking pictures of my installed work in small rooms.

I thought that taking photo & video of the shop would be a good test drive for it and a good way to share a tour of the American Craftsman Workshop.

This video was entirely shot with this camera (except for the photos of the camera itself:)

Music: The Forgotten People by ThieveryCorporation

Computer: 5yr old MacBook
Video Editing Software: iMovie ‘11 that comes standard with the Apple iLife package

Hope you enjoy the tour.

Todd A. Clippinger Share the Love~Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#1 posted 1332 days ago

two thumbs up, and save me an aisle seat

-- I still have all my fingers

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Greg Wurst

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#2 posted 1332 days ago

Nicely done. The video editing looked very professional. Did you do that with your Mac? What software did you use?

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#3 posted 1332 days ago

Great job, Todd!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 1332 days ago

Very nice shop Todd!

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#5 posted 1331 days ago

That was a great video Todd, very good camera, and your workshop is so well organized and just fantastic. A wonderful place to work. I wish I had one just like it!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 1331 days ago

That camera is going to work for you just fine. How long did it take to get the shop in order before you took the pictures? LOL! Thanks for sharing.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#7 posted 1331 days ago

WOW!!!! Todd, you’re getting to be quite the video personality!!! Not to mention producer. The shop still looks great. And it’s clean, WOW!!!! I wish I could stop by but it’s a long way from California. Maybe next fall when I get done in Jackson. Keep up the good work.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 1331 days ago

Thats a nice shop tour, Todd.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#9 posted 1331 days ago

thankĀ“s for the show :-)
tooo organised and tooo clean…LOL


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#10 posted 1331 days ago

Todd, great job…very professional video.

Your shop is really organized…..very nice setup. Guess I need to spend some time organziing…I keep telling myself…after this project I will spend some time on the shop….and I end up moving on to the next project while the shop stays partially organized – stuff does have it’s place…....hmmm…well thanks for the inspiration….it would be a joy to work in a shop as organized and clutter free as yours is and thinking about all the time saved from looking for this tool or that….Why, I might be able to get done on time or early if I had my shop like that (realizing how much time is spent finding things I need – sure makes me glad I am not paying for the labor).

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#11 posted 1331 days ago

Nice Job on the video :)
Super shop you have there Keep up the great work :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#12 posted 1331 days ago

Hey, the camera did a great job…showing where you haven’t painted the ceiling yet!!! Nice job all the way around, filming, editing, music and making the round cut on the bandsaw.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#13 posted 1331 days ago

Todd—Thanks for the shop tour … your new camera does a fine job. Maybe I have just been out of touch, but this is the first time I have seen a Leica lens on another manufacturer’s camera.

And I like the Shop Fox TV stand! LOL


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#14 posted 1331 days ago

Thanks for the tour.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#15 posted 1331 days ago

Dane leica lens is on several other camera brands they have done it for decades
they allso had made telescope lens as well , as fare as I remember

take care

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