Video series on Midlana design

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Video series on Midlana design

Post by Midlana1 » 16 May 2019, 10:05

I'm thinking about making some Youtube videos on various aspects of the Midlana design. Maybe something on the order of an introduction, followed by various subsystems, but at this point it's only at the thinking-it-over stage. It will happen in some form though, as gear is being collected to make decent quality videos. The hope is that this will be helpful to people on the fence about building Midlana and could serve as helping that decision along. I guess it would end up being something of a video version of the book, without all the dimensional detail of course.

My concerns include: sounding dumb, too many "uhs" and "ums"; looking dumb (not much to be done there); and poor production quality. At the same time, everyone has to start somewhere, so I just have to make myself do it. As an aside, I've been watching YouTube videos made by "This Old Tony", and he does a really good job with every aspect of production, including sound, lighting, content, and of course, entertainment.

Anyway, if you guys have any suggestions for something specific, let me know here.

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Post by HydroJim » 16 May 2019, 11:59

I'd be interested in hearing more about picking spring rates and all the tradeoffs associated with different rates.

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Post by rennkafer » 18 May 2019, 07:58

TOT is certainly a goal to shoot for Kurt, his videos are among the best and I watch a fair number of machinist related channels on there (and am in the process of starting my own as well). Referencing that last, I always think I sound sort of dumb... I think that 1) practice will make some of the uh's and um's go away if I work at it and I'll sound more polished, and 2) we just talk like we talk and there's some acceptance of how you are needed. We're not professional speakers and you can even see some evolution in TOT's videos in that regard.

I say go for it and consider your editing and speaking a learning experience that will improve with time and use. Just like the skills you used to build Midlana and Kimini in the first place.
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Re: Video series on Midlana design

Post by steveo » 26 Nov 2019, 21:14

Awesome idea. Love TOT and "Bad Obsession Motorsport" also do incredible videos.

If you need any help please let me know. May be able to help out with script writing.

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Post by Midlana1 » 30 Nov 2019, 16:18

Thanks, Steve, I'll keep it in mind. I've started a rough outline/storyboard, realizing that indeed there needs to be a script to avoid forgetting stuff and keeping things in order. It'll probably follow the rough flow of the book in terms of sequence. How many videos it will be, I have no idea. I guess it'll sort itself out.

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Post by freakynami » 18 May 2021, 04:52

Couple of thoughts on this;

- Gregor Halenda recently started down the path of videography (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Zl_m ... QXLs9_uTFA). He's a perfectionist, and wanted to get it right before posting anything. Somehow he has overcome that hurdle to forge ahead and just make content. Any content. Any quality. That way, he's started and moving which makes it much easier to improve and get feedback etc. (not that he doesn't seem to excel anyway ;) ) If you can make anything on any topic however basic or "simple" it seems, more will flow. I wouldn't even worry about creating in any specific order, you can alway make a playlist later, or re-upload I guess, if you have some topic that you feel would be "low hanging fruit" to create, just do it!

- From my own experience of doing a "virtual" build, I know there is a tonne of "content" in that. You're learning CAD at the moment - how about you record your screen some of the time while you're modelling Midlana? I have used screen-cast-o-matic in the past which had a watermark on the free version, but it was super simple to use. Look into a decent mic down the track too if it works out.

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