Friday, March 4, 2016

Turning the inside of a bowl

11 1/2 inch Curly Maple Salad Bowl

Here is my first attempt at shooting a video using my iPad of myself turning the inside of a bowl. I had shot some video with the iPad before but wasn't really sure how the lighting and quality would be in my shop with all the equipment running. In the end it turned (no pun intended) out to be okay.

This was a crude set-up to say the least. I didn't have a good way to hold my iPad in the upright position so I did what all good Mainers would do. I improvised, ayuh. I stood the iPad on top of a box with 2 boards stacked on top of that box and all of that was stacked on top of a dust collection unit. I wouldn't recommend this for long term success but it worked this time and that's all that counts.

I have some improvements to make in my video taking, centering the shot would be a big improvement. I have ordered a device to actually hold the iPad in the right spot so future videos should be better.

Please, let me know what you think of it.