Get Published - Bookcase Challenge #3: Video Tutorial

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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 03-30-2008 03:14 PM 2933 reads 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is so exciting – New era at begins right now – the era of video tutorials. I just finished our first video tutorial screencast titled ”How to submit entry into the Bookcase Design Challenge”. It outlines all of the steps in posting the blog entry, embedding the pictures as well as the final project file and then submitting it properly to the Challenge.

Any feedback is much appreciated since I want to replace our wordy help section with this kind of screencasts in the future.

Oh.. and special thanks goes to gwurst for giving me the permission to use his entry as the source material for this video. Thanks!

Now let’s get the show started…
note: there is no audio

18 comments so far

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#1 posted 03-30-2008 03:24 PM

Great video and very descriptive. You covered all the bases and described the whole process. My bookcase design is now immortalized in an instructional video! :)

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

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#2 posted 03-30-2008 03:31 PM

wow gwurst—a winner before the contest is even over!!! :)
Congrats :)

Thanks, Martin. This really is much better than the written descriptions. Love the little “tips” flags.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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Al Navas

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#3 posted 03-30-2008 03:33 PM

Terrific, Martin!

And congratulations to gwurst for his immortal design - it is great, gwurst.

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO,

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#4 posted 03-30-2008 04:07 PM

Was there supposed to be audio? I know my hearing ain’t what it used to be, but I couldn’t hear anything. I cranked my volume up all the way (nice buzz) but no sound.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#5 posted 03-30-2008 04:14 PM

No audio, Russel.

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#6 posted 03-30-2008 04:26 PM

Thanks. I thought I was going deaf.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#7 posted 03-30-2008 05:04 PM

Thanks for the video. This makes the process much clearer.

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

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#8 posted 03-30-2008 05:19 PM

Great video, Martin!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 03-30-2008 06:10 PM

thanks martin…very clear…even i can do this…lol…

one question…you uploaded pictures from photobucket and the sketch-up file from…why do you need the sketch-up file at the end if you have the three pictures of your work? what is difference between the two? my guess is that the sketch-up file allows contest judges to view your work in sketch-up?

gwurts…cool bookcase…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#10 posted 03-30-2008 06:22 PM

HI Martin, Looks pretty great, for thhe finishe video are you incorporating sound. I’m fairly new to the computer scene, will this thing be able to be slowed down. Getting older and my glsses don’t work as fast as they used too (ha ha). Thanks for listening to my input….your brother in woodworking John

-- Your Brother in WoodWorking John, Pittsburgh , PA.

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#11 posted 03-30-2008 06:46 PM

Yes, thanks Martin. I hadn’t heard of That will be useful for other postings I’d like to do.

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#12 posted 03-30-2008 06:56 PM

I liked it and learned many things from it !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#13 posted 03-30-2008 07:43 PM

To everyone entering the Bookcase Challenge (I hope I don’t upset anyone here):

PLEASE make sure you enter the proper tag in your blogs, “challenge04”. It would be sad to see anyone miss out by having an improper tag in their entry :-( .

When I clicked on Martin’s link to view all the entries, only a few came up. But, as I looked through the entries of the last two days, I found at least four more. These were either missing the tag altogether, or the tag was misspelled.

Good luck to all!

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO,

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Martin Sojka

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#14 posted 03-30-2008 11:10 PM

Thanks for the feedback.. I need some encouragement before working on other LJ Help Screencasts lol

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#15 posted 03-31-2008 12:30 AM

Worked like a charm!



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