Friday, February 1, 2013

Hanging Dollhouse Plant....and inner reflections

Yesterday I was finally able to spend about an hour or two and get a new video tutorial made.

I hope you enjoy it and please let me know if you have any questions.



I have learned some important things while making videos and I think the first thing is this...keep what you are working on in the cameras view.  I am the first one to fuss at the computer if I'm watching a tutorial and suddenly the person in the video is working on something and you can't see it because they are out of focus or out of view.  Well now I can yell at myself. HA HA! I notice in this latest video that there are quite a few times that I am out of focus and you can't see what I'm doing. I'm hoping that when I finally get my craft room/office complete in the new home I will be able to set up an appropriate video/picture location and not have to stand at my kitchen counter and film. 

I have also learned that cell phones are great, however they are not so wonderful when you forget to turn them off and they start ringing in the middle of taping.  CUT!  TAKE TWO!  On my phone if someone starts a group message it can really sound like a cartoon with all the different noises, bells and whistles that emit from it.  Great when you are texting, not great when you are trying to film something.

Something else I have noticed is that I can be easily distracted, even while actually talking and shooting video.  I think the lack of radio in the background is part of the problem.  I turn the music off when I'm filming so as to not have to worry about copyrights and such on YouTube, but I notice that if I'm in a quiet room my brain will really start running around.  It can actually be funny and one day I should do a video of just bloopers.  I can be talking about gluing a piece of wood and suddenly my mouth turns to mush...SQUIRREL....and I can't talk at all...SHINY.  See, happens even when I'm typing.  While my short attention span is bad for filming, I still think it is one of the traits that a lot of us miniaturists share and probably one of the things that makes us able to do this great hobby/craft/job.  How else could we possibly do everything we need to do and pull together such works of art?

Enough babble out of me.  Here are a few pics of the finished hanging Pothos plant and I'm sure I'll be seeing you again really soon.





Till later!

17 comments:

  1. Hello Dale,
    Yet another wonderful tutorial. i have never attemppted making plants and admit the directions I've read were a little confusing. It is really great to have a video to learn from. You make it look very easy!
    Thanks again for another useful tutorial...this will come in very handy.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Thanks Giac.

      I was always really intimidated by plants, but once I started breaking it down into smaller parts I realized it was something I could do. glad the video was helpful. I'm a learner from watching so I know what you mean.

      Dale

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  2. Hi Dale! Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial. You have made it seem possible to create this beautiful hanging plant. I love your work!

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    1. Thank you so much Lucille. I'm sure you could make it and it is so much fun!

      Dale

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  3. Thanks for this wonderful tutorial.
    Bye Faby

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    1. Thanks Faby! Thanks for always being here to cheer me on. :-)

      Dale

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  4. Hallo Dale!

    Thanks for sharing this great tutorial!

    Hugs, Lina

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    1. Lina, you are very welcome. Stay tuned, there is more fun stuff coming. :-)

      Dale

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  5. You really made me laugh with your babble about getting sidetracked... I'm quite convinced you're not alone with that... Thank you for yet another great tutorial - your plant looks great.

    Greetings
    Birgit

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    1. Birgit, I'm so glad I could make you laugh and you are very welcome for the tutorial. Your posts always add sunshine to my day so I'm happy to return the sun to you. LOL

      Dale

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  6. SQUIRREL! Hi Dale! Thank you for the tutorial on making the hanging potted plant. I admit that making foliage is not the #1 thing on my to-do list but you make me now want to try it out! SHINY!! Hey what???
    Your blog is a treat to be a part of.
    elizabeth

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    1. It is so nice to know I'm not alone and not the only one seeing the SQUIRREL. :-)
      Give some plants a try. You might be surprised at what can be done. My least favorite part is cutting out the leaves, but I think using a punch and cutting them out of painted paper would be much easier.

      Dale

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  7. That was GREAT!!!!!! You're sooo good at this. You've explained everything so clearly which is very helpful for beginners. The video itself came out fantastic and you even came in close so that we could see everything as if we were standing next to you (with a magnifier)lol.The finished product is beautiful.
    Love it Dale!
    Thank you for sharing this with all of us.
    Hugs,
    Morena

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    1. Morena, thank you so much for the nice comments. I also worry that I leave information out or confuse people but it is good to know that I'm doing a better job than I give myself credit for.

      Dale

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  8. Welcome to A faitytale come true. I am excited to follow you and see your videos.

    Hugs
    Wyrna

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  9. Thanks Wyrna, glad you are here.

    Dale

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  10. HI Dale, I just found your blog, and this is a great tutorial! I am going to try this little vine soon for a 1950s Danish room box. Thanks for the tips!
    emily

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