Workshop Video Tour Challenge #1: Announcement

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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 05-07-2007 01:00 AM 4205 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Now it’s your chance to learn more about posting videos online and try it yourself. Together with Marc Spagnuolo, we have prepared another unique challenge for you.

And this time it’s video challenge!

The Wood Whisperer

We’re sure that each woodworking king (alias LumberJock) is proud of his castle. So now you have two weeks to record a full tour of your shop and show others your essential tools and equipment. As Marc says, the goal is to be creative and have fun!

If you want to take your video to the next level you can learn more in this excellent Video Toolbox posted on YouTube.

Plus Marc has prepared easy to follow video tutorial in which you can see how to post your final video to your LumberJocks blog and enter it into challenge.

Motivators and Prizes

  1. Global fame for becoming real video-powered LumberJock
  2. Two random winners will get cool “LJ/TWW shirt” from me plus Furnitology DVD and TWW Coffee Mug from Marc
  3. Three random winners will get cool “LJ/TWW shirt” from me plus Powermatic shirt and TWW Coffee Mug from Marc

How to Enter and Official Rules

  1. Just add your entry as the regular blog entry and tag it with challenge02 (of course you may add any additional tags too):
    Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
    Note that you don’t need to use ‘challenge02’ in your project title.
  2. Enter the video overview plus embed the video into the entry.
  3. Valid video must be at least 3 minutes long.
  4. The entry deadline is May 21st.
  5. Winners will be announced online at and on May 23rd.

Here's the page listing all of the submitted entries.

So get your camcorder ready and have fun!

5 comments so far

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#1 posted 05-07-2007 02:02 AM

move over thorsen table…. i’ve got some LJTV to create!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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Martin Sojka

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#2 posted 05-07-2007 06:41 PM

So we have our first official entry in this challenge ;) Thanks Marc for sharing the videos here on LumberJocks.

I hope this will encourage you to record your own shop tour episode during the next 2 weekends…

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#3 posted 05-09-2007 12:39 PM

as I don’t have a video camera I’ve had to be creative as to how to get the video.
I have a Mac and it has built-in iSight and I just carried the laptop around, creating the video. Very awkward but it worked.

Another option is that many digital cameras have the little video option on them. Not sure how you get 3 min. out of it but where there’s a will… there’s a way

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

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Martin Sojka

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#4 posted 05-15-2007 07:22 PM

Thanks to everybody for posting the shop tour videos so far. We already have 8 entries and still one week to go.

And now we’re adding even more prizes – another two random winners will get LJ/TWW shirt from me plus Furnitology DVD and TWW Coffee Mug from Marc.

I know that the prizes are not the main motivator in this Challenge but they are a nice bonus for sure ;) so keep posting and enjoy the videos!

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#5 posted 05-18-2007 06:32 AM

Well, I could not resist, my shop tour video has been added to the group as well.

I did not clean the shop, but I wanted to have it appear as I see, being used and not a show place, even though a lot want to see it in any state.

Thanks for having an opportunity to show off

-- The Aggie in Sealy, Texas

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