American Craftsman Workshop Video Tour

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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 01-04-2011 03:41 PM 8398 reads 2 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A New Toy For Work:)

I just got a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS6 for recording my work. One of the great things about it is that it has a 25mm wide angle lens. This is makes it great for taking pictures of my installed work in small rooms.

I thought that taking photo & video of the shop would be a good test drive for it and a good way to share a tour of the American Craftsman Workshop.

This video was entirely shot with this camera (except for the photos of the camera itself:)

Music: The Forgotten People by ThieveryCorporation

Computer: 5yr old MacBook
Video Editing Software: iMovie ‘11 that comes standard with the Apple iLife package

Hope you enjoy the tour.

Todd A. Clippinger Share the Love~Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#1 posted 01-04-2011 03:52 PM

two thumbs up, and save me an aisle seat

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#2 posted 01-04-2011 03:55 PM

Nicely done. The video editing looked very professional. Did you do that with your Mac? What software did you use?

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

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#3 posted 01-04-2011 04:10 PM

Great job, Todd!


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#4 posted 01-04-2011 04:41 PM

Very nice shop Todd!

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#5 posted 01-04-2011 04:47 PM

That was a great video Todd, very good camera, and your workshop is so well organized and just fantastic. A wonderful place to work. I wish I had one just like it!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 01-04-2011 05:15 PM

That camera is going to work for you just fine. How long did it take to get the shop in order before you took the pictures? LOL! Thanks for sharing.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#7 posted 01-04-2011 05:32 PM

WOW!!!! Todd, you’re getting to be quite the video personality!!! Not to mention producer. The shop still looks great. And it’s clean, WOW!!!! I wish I could stop by but it’s a long way from California. Maybe next fall when I get done in Jackson. Keep up the good work.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 01-04-2011 05:45 PM

Thats a nice shop tour, Todd.

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#9 posted 01-04-2011 07:01 PM

thankĀ“s for the show :-)
tooo organised and tooo clean…LOL


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#10 posted 01-04-2011 07:14 PM

Todd, great job…very professional video.

Your shop is really organized…..very nice setup. Guess I need to spend some time organziing…I keep telling myself…after this project I will spend some time on the shop….and I end up moving on to the next project while the shop stays partially organized – stuff does have it’s place…....hmmm…well thanks for the inspiration….it would be a joy to work in a shop as organized and clutter free as yours is and thinking about all the time saved from looking for this tool or that….Why, I might be able to get done on time or early if I had my shop like that (realizing how much time is spent finding things I need – sure makes me glad I am not paying for the labor).

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#11 posted 01-04-2011 07:31 PM

Nice Job on the video :)
Super shop you have there Keep up the great work :)

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#12 posted 01-04-2011 09:37 PM

Hey, the camera did a great job…showing where you haven’t painted the ceiling yet!!! Nice job all the way around, filming, editing, music and making the round cut on the bandsaw.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#13 posted 01-05-2011 01:13 AM

Todd—Thanks for the shop tour … your new camera does a fine job. Maybe I have just been out of touch, but this is the first time I have seen a Leica lens on another manufacturer’s camera.

And I like the Shop Fox TV stand! LOL


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#14 posted 01-05-2011 01:41 AM

Thanks for the tour.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#15 posted 01-05-2011 01:53 AM

Dane leica lens is on several other camera brands they have done it for decades
they allso had made telescope lens as well , as fare as I remember

take care

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