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    Ill be using this thread to share my videos of everything and anything I am doing in the shop. Also Ill be using this thread to show my progress of learning how to take videos and editing. Likewise Ill be asking all sorts of questions threwout. I hope at least one of you enjoy the videos. I hope to learn lots!

    First bit, my new Rode wireless mic system came in yesterday! I am super excited to try it out! Unfortunately it came in right after the making of my last video yesterday so it will have to wait till the next video gets made. I am really hoping the mic system will take care of most of my sound issues. Most of all I am hoping the background noise wont be as bad and you will be able to hear my useless babbling more clearly.

    Video editing, I am using Filmora because it seemed to have good reviews and looked somewhat simple to use. I did pay for it so there wouldnt be water marks and I would be able to use all its features once I learn them. I have only edited 4 videos now so it is very new to me. But I am learning something new every time. What really helps the learning is watching the final video and seeing what can be improved, what I did wrong, and what just seems weird.

    I thank you all very much for your input, insight, suggestions, and knowledge! I am just blown away all the time by how brilliant so many of you are here in a vast array of situations, topics, and tasks. It is just incredible and so great to have this knowledge base!

    So anyway, this is my channel (I think this is the right link) https://youtube.com/@VPTfab

    This is my latest video, plasma cutting some saws for Christmas presents. After uploading I realized I messed up the video sequence towards the end some. It did seem right when I was editing but I guess not. lol

    Last edited by vpt; 01-04-2023, 12:11 PM.
    Andy

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    Excellent video and a fantastic example of up-cycling.
    Fred Townroe

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    • #3
      Yes thank you Andy for the video, great idea for a personalized Christmas present.
      Been wondering where your channel was, now we know.
      Merry Christmas!!!
      Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
      Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

      Location: British Columbia

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      • #4
        Nice plasma cutter and a great video! And the sound is good as well for a workshop video.
        My only suggestion is to remove some of the saw handle assembly-reassembly - it gets boring after awhile.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mikey553 View Post
          Nice plasma cutter and a great video! And the sound is good as well for a workshop video.
          My only suggestion is to remove some of the saw handle assembly-reassembly - it gets boring after awhile.
          Thank you all for the kind words!

          Mike, I was thinking that it was a bit long when I was editing. That is a great suggestion! Thank you!
          Andy

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          • #6
            Originally posted by vpt View Post

            Thank you all for the kind words!

            Mike, I was thinking that it was a bit long when I was editing. That is a great suggestion! Thank you!
            When I was teaching, and yes I worked in the "real" world for over 35 years.... we were taught 20 minutes is the average video segment tops.
            Last edited by wmgeorge; 12-21-2022, 03:34 PM.
            Retired - Journeyman Refrigeration Pipefitter - Master Electrician

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            • #7
              "I'm just glad there are dads out there that still have workshops"

              Great comment. Sub 87

              I've got to keep a close eye on my hand Saws now, as I still use them (and sharpen them).

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              • #8
                Personally I'd create a thread for each video you do, but that's just me.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by wmgeorge View Post

                  When I was teaching, and yes I worked in the "real" world for over 35 years.... we were taught 20 minutes is the average video segment tops.
                  I feel that the videos run a bit long as well. I didn't think it would be an issue with editing but it is surprising how easy it turns into 35 minutes plus. I am going to work on keeping the boring repetitive parts shorter. I'm learning. Lol
                  Andy

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RB211 View Post
                    Personally I'd create a thread for each video you do, but that's just me.
                    I'm sensing a bit of sarcasm here. 🤔
                    Andy

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                    • #11
                      Stick with it Andy, as long as it's fun for you.

                      It is not an easy task to put out a video that keeps most targeted folks interested, I sure as hell could not, or would not want to try.
                      Let's face it just as in learning any new skill, the learning curve can be steep and the criticisms can at times seem personal, although I think most here are well intentioned, although not always warm and fuzzy. ​


                      Always lots to learn when taking on a new skill. Keeping the tempo up, lighting, sound, camera/cameras, quality/angles,subject matter, etc. all come into play.
                      My advice is to learn from the content and presentation of what other successful video providers have put out that you are impressed with insofar as content and presentation. The presentation side of it encompasses many facets as I'm sure you well know. A very daunting task that is well over my threshold of patience and ability.
                      Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
                      Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

                      Location: British Columbia

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Willy View Post
                        Stick with it Andy, as long as it's fun for you.

                        It is not an easy task to put out a video that keeps most targeted folks interested, I sure as hell could not, or would not want to try.
                        Let's face it just as in learning any new skill, the learning curve can be steep and the criticisms can at times seem personal, although I think most here are well intentioned, although not always warm and fuzzy. ​

                        It is to be expected and is what's needed. Everyone just telling you it looks great doesn't help to improve anything. Although it is very nice to hear! The criticism is what let's you know what isn't right and what needs work. I very very much appreciate everyones input! It really helps me see what others like and don't like in videos.
                        Andy

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by vpt View Post

                          I'm sensing a bit of sarcasm here. 🤔
                          No sarcasm, I don't keep visiting old threads, if you keep posting to an old thread, chances are I won't watch your video. Others have done this and I am not going to exert effort to see the topic of a new video you posted. If you create a new thread about each video, no effort was expelled by me to see what the new video is about. Doc's thread is one thing, we all know it's about his dual barrel autococker build, but using a single thread for all sorts of videos I don't believe is the best strategy.

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                          • #14
                            I can give you a professional tip right off the bat after just a glance at that screen shot. When placing text over a complicated background use outlines or at least drop shadows on the text. It will make it stand out a lot better and people can read it in a glance instead of straining to see what it says.

                            And I haven't heard your audio problems, but you can record the verbal description of what is going on in a quiet area, not in the shop. And then mix that audio over the shop noises which can be set at a lower level. That again is what professionals would do. A sub-tip here would be to have, learn how to use, and USE an audio meter. Video editors can have an auto-level feature for the audio, but it will not always make the best choices.



                            Originally posted by vpt View Post
                            Ill be using this thread to share my videos of everything and anything I am doing in the shop. Also Ill be using this thread to show my progress of learning how to take videos and editing. Likewise Ill be asking all sorts of questions threwout. I hope at least one of you enjoy the videos. I hope to learn lots!

                            First bit, my new Rode wireless mic system came in yesterday! I am super excited to try it out! Unfortunately it came in right after the making of my last video yesterday so it will have to wait till the next video gets made. I am really hoping the mic system will take care of most of my sound issues. Most of all I am hoping the background noise wont be as bad and you will be able to hear my useless babbling more clearly.

                            Video editing, I am using Filmora because it seemed to have good reviews and looked somewhat simple to use. I did pay for it so there wouldnt be water marks and I would be able to use all its features once I learn them. I have only edited 4 videos now so it is very new to me. But I am learning something new every time. What really helps the learning is watching the final video and seeing what can be improved, what I did wrong, and what just seems weird.

                            I thank you all very much for your input, insight, suggestions, and knowledge! I am just blown away all the time by how brilliant so many of you are here in a vast array of situations, topics, and tasks. It is just incredible and so great to have this knowledge base!

                            So anyway, this is my channel (I think this is the right link) https://youtube.com/@VPTfab

                            This is my latest video, plasma cutting some saws for Christmas presents. After uploading I realized I messed up the video sequence towards the end some. It did seem right when I was editing but I guess not. lol

                            Last edited by Paul Alciatore; 12-22-2022, 03:29 PM.
                            Paul A.
                            Golden Triangle, SE Texas

                            And if you look REAL close at an analog signal,
                            You will find that it has discrete steps.

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                            • #15
                              I worked at an informercial company for about 14 years. They limited their presentations to about 9 or 10 minutes. In a 30 minute show (usually 28:48 long) that meant they presented the product three times figuring that most viewers would only watch for that 9 or 10 minutes. So about 8 minutes and then the price details and phone number. Then repeat two more times, often with some variations.



                              Originally posted by wmgeorge View Post

                              When I was teaching, and yes I worked in the "real" world for over 35 years.... we were taught 20 minutes is the average video segment tops.
                              Paul A.
                              Golden Triangle, SE Texas

                              And if you look REAL close at an analog signal,
                              You will find that it has discrete steps.

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