Videos #1: or, How a Hibiscus Trunk Became a Wing-ed Vase (Intro)

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Blog entry by Mark Wilson posted 11-16-2015 10:51 PM 1108 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the Intro Video. My first video upload. C&C, please. I need all the help I can get. This Intro is but a little more than three minutes long. I have nearly two hours on this subject, and I’m trying hard to learn how to present it in a palatable fashion. The last thing I want is for anyone to tune me out, for any reason. I do believe I possess some things in my experience that may have some value to others. But, mostly, this is a part of my climbing the learning curve. Some of you are absolute experts at not only Woodsmithery, but, also, the art of presentation, both in the Photo Essay format and in Video Editing. It is to you, who are farther along in this journey, that I offer this up and plead your assistance (and, even, a little coddling, if may so hope – I’m very fragile).

-- Mark

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#1 posted 11-16-2015 11:36 PM

Excellent first video, but have nothing to offer but cannot wait to see what you do with it!

Good luck with it!

-- Bill

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#2 posted 11-17-2015 12:22 AM


Nice to hear your voice, and your digression. LOL!

Nice risk taking.

Some first thoughts.

I would suggest using an outline? Marking a storyboard of what you’d like to get across? Nothing wrong with spontaneity. You also have a voice that resonates with the listener.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 11-17-2015 01:27 AM

Mark, all seems fine to me so far, voice is good and presentation is excellent. Will watch with interest.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#4 posted 11-17-2015 01:36 AM

Great start Mark, my hearing is stuffed but the voice over is really easy to follow, look forward to the next episode :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 11-17-2015 02:54 AM


I think a little better lighting may help. It looked like your light source was from the left side. It left some of the subject piece a little dark on the right side.

+1 on what DocSavage said about an outline.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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