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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 12-08-2008 06:04 AM 1940 reads 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is pretty exciting, I am posting my first video. I have a lot to figure out but I have to start somewhere so here it is.

Please let me know if there any problems. This video is hosted over at Flickr because I already have an account there.

Thanks everyone-

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#1 posted 12-08-2008 06:11 AM

Looking good. Flickr will limit the length of your vids. You should try out

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#2 posted 12-08-2008 06:16 AM

Thanks Giz.

I am on limited time tonight. I am sure that I will set up accounts at Blip and or YouTube.

Flickr limits videos to 90 seconds. That was fine for this video at 26 seconds.

I wonder if the video would look any better hosted on Blip or YouTube?

I have long admired you for getting video in so much and so easy.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 12-08-2008 09:05 AM

Todd, I look forward to your videos. Definitely will be watching.

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

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#4 posted 12-08-2008 01:47 PM

Nicely done. From this short introduction it would appear that you’re a natural for this video thing; confident and friendly presentation technique. I’m looking forward to the things you decide to share.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#5 posted 12-08-2008 02:15 PM

Nice job, Todd. This should be a wonderful presentation tool. To tell the truth I tend to follow videos better than written blogs and, as you said in your introduction, more material can be presented with video.

I am looking forward to seeing more of these.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 12-08-2008 02:52 PM

Todd -

Excellent! I am excited that you will be posting video content. I am looking forward to your next video. I think you are off to a great start.



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#7 posted 12-08-2008 03:50 PM

well done! keep chargin!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#8 posted 12-08-2008 03:54 PM

Nice going Todd,

I’ll be looking forward to seeing your videos.

I enjoy short videos of not much more than 5 minutes.

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

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#9 posted 12-08-2008 04:07 PM


Nice resolution. The video looks good. When I watch it though the audio seems a bit hot. Could be my machine. I look forward to seeing your productions.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#10 posted 12-08-2008 04:08 PM

Todd that looks real good.

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#11 posted 12-08-2008 04:22 PM

Another mountain to conquer. Go get ‘em Todd!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#12 posted 12-08-2008 05:16 PM

Looks great, looking forward to more.

-- robbi-Yadahooty!

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#13 posted 12-08-2008 06:31 PM

Great “Todd TV” what better way to start the day!!!!

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#14 posted 12-08-2008 07:20 PM

You got it goin’!

-- Happy woodworking!

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

Thanks for all the support guys.

Spaids is right about the sound. I had a tough time figuring it out to that point and I will have to work on it some more.

I figured that I would just jump in with both feet and get things going.

Dick, I agree with you, I prefer videos short and to the point. Watching video on the computer is not the same as watching a program on TV. Most people will not tolerate a long video.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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