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Forum topic by thechipcarver posted 06-23-2017 05:16 PM 956 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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thechipcarver

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06-23-2017 05:16 PM

Topic tags/keywords: youtube chip carving

Hey Guys,

Just launched a new YouTube channel. Thought I would start to share the knowledge, what little I have, of woodcarving and woodworking. Please check it out and please remember this is my first attempt. Hopefully I will get better.

Check it out.

Thanks.

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."


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SignWave

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#1 posted 06-23-2017 05:34 PM

Looks like a good start, particularly that you articulated a clear set of reasons for what you want to do, and a scope of videos that you want to produce.

-- Barry, http://BarrysWorkshop.com/

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#2 posted 06-23-2017 05:36 PM

You should invest in a microphone. That’s all I got.

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#3 posted 06-23-2017 09:29 PM

I can see your edit points, which are a little distracting. On the other hand, most amateur videos I see are way too long and boring because of insufficient editing. I also agree with Clammy that you need better sound.

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Ripper70

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#4 posted 06-23-2017 10:00 PM

I agree with the above comments. Better sound makes for a better viewer experience.

See here:

5 Lavalier Mics: Which Mic is Best For You?

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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SignWave

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#5 posted 06-23-2017 10:14 PM

It takes a lot to put yourself and your work out there for feedback, and it requires a lot more skills to produce a video about a project than it does to just do the project itself. You’ve gotten over the initial hurdle, in that you planned out a video (pre-production), recorded the video (production), edited it (post production), and made it available for viewing (release). Pat yourself on the back for doing that.

Project videos will be more challenging, so they will require a bit more skill to get the camera angles and show the work, but based on your first effort I believe you’re up to the challenge. I encourage you to dive into your first project video and get it out there on your channel using a similar approach to what you’ve already done in your first video.

After you get some views, you’ll get some constructive feedback, as you have already gotten here. I suggest taking just one technical or production item that you want to work on, and adding it to the following project video. In other words, don’t try to tackle everything at once, and “don’t let perfection be the enemy of the good.” Repeat that going forward and it won’t take long before you’re solid on the production skills.

Some time in the not-so-distant future, you will look back at your early videos and see things that you would like to change. That’s a GREAT THING because you will know that your skills are improving. :) But I strongly believe that those are skills that you can really only get from DOING. You’re off to a good start, and I look forward to seeing your project videos!

-- Barry, http://BarrysWorkshop.com/

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thechipcarver

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#6 posted 06-24-2017 03:31 PM

Thanks everyone for you thoughts and comments. I do plan on getting a mic. Just like tools they have cheap ones and then they have expensive one. Thanks again and be watching out for the first project video soon.

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."

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