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  1. Jim, I appreciate this a ton - don't poo poo your...

    Jim, I appreciate this a ton - don't poo poo your artistic ability btw, the drawing did exactly what it needed to. There isn't anything wrong with wiring the lights this way? I.E. I won't shock the...
  2. Thanks so much for the response, this is great...

    Thanks so much for the response, this is great info but I have follow up Qs! I'm using about a half-strip of LEDs, so 2.5M or ~8', which seems short enough to not need to solder anything at the...
  3. Hey gang, thought maybe a fellow DIYer might have...

    Hey gang, thought maybe a fellow DIYer might have some input or insights into a project I'm working on.... I'm building some DIY LED tube lights right now. Using 12V led strips, wrapped around a...
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    In regards to the motorized 'handheld' shot: That...

    In regards to the motorized 'handheld' shot: That sounds SUPER complicated, and beyond my current skillset haha, but seriously neat idea. I bet there is a way w/some like Arduino components and small...
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    Thanks for the compliment! As for the skills I...

    Thanks for the compliment! As for the skills I usually have to learn them as I go along :) For the receiver hitch / jib for your van I bet you could do a combo rig that would work for both. Like have...
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    Thanks for the share! :) Can vouch that my 4x4 is...

    Thanks for the share! :) Can vouch that my 4x4 is great, hoping to make a 6x6 and an 8x8 this winter for those odd occasions that I need them!
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    DIY gear you'd like to see.....

    Hey folks, coming up on another lovely winter here in Illinois so per my usual Dec/Jan schedule I've got a bunch of DIY projects, gear, and tinkering awaiting my attention on my workbench (and my...
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    Thanks for watching - happy to share the wealth :)

    Thanks for watching - happy to share the wealth :)
  9. I use this to power my A7sii rig (unboxing video...

    I use this to power my A7sii rig (unboxing video and a7sii rig build video for reference) - I use it to run power out to a monitor and the camera and there are still like 5 power out options...
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    Awesome work! These are one of my favorite pieces...

    Awesome work! These are one of my favorite pieces of gear and come out ALL the time. I'll definitely try making a larger one in the near future, I've had a need for a 6x or 8x a few times recently...
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    DIY PORTABLE product photo and video booth

    Wanted to share a recent tutorial: make your own portable product photo booth - for under $10.
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    Thanks for watching, Patryk. While I disagree...

    Thanks for watching, Patryk. While I disagree with your breakdown math (if it takes you 10 hrs to research 5 hrs to make you're doing something wrong.... I mean I made an entire video for you to cut...
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    Motorized my Igus slider - here's a tutorial...

    Motorized my Igus slider - here's a tutorial on how I did it.
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    Motorizing a slider [tutorial]

    Just wrapped up a tutorial on how I added a motor to my (Zaza/Igus) slider. Nearly a decade later and the slider is still holding strong.
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    DIY butterfly / overhead / scrim jim

    Took some inspiration from various threads and posts here and created what I think is a pretty darn professional DIY scrim jim for just under $80. Tutorial: https://youtu.be/h0onCLUDn-c
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    Sticky: All social media, email, or in person for me -...

    All social media, email, or in person for me - I've yet to have a phone call land me a project.
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    Determining your rates as a freelancer

    New or younger freelancers: just wrapped up a video on how to determine your rates - spoiler alert: it's way easier than you think.
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    Yeah, camera and everything still work fine, but...

    Yeah, camera and everything still work fine, but I was on a shoot when it happened, so it was a bit unnerving. Might be worth just having a second one on hand :)
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    The handle attaches via a standard rosette mount,...

    The handle attaches via a standard rosette mount, and there are only two problems I've had with the handle - if I'm below 5% battery (rare, but happens) the trigger will NOT work, and my cord...
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    I can confirm it's super comfy - the sealant has...

    I can confirm it's super comfy - the sealant has worn off a bit, but the handle itself and the button are still holding up very well after over a year of very heavy use.
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    Hey Dan, after operating the A7sii for over a...

    Hey Dan, after operating the A7sii for over a year now with the Tilta wooden handgrip I can say it should NOT impede any buttons/dials. That being said, I found that the idea setup was using the...
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    Thanks, Seth! And I don't use it as often as I...

    Thanks, Seth! And I don't use it as often as I thought, tbh. But, I also made it because I was filming a LOT of event work, doc stuff, etc. - and then I was basically done with all those projects by...
  23. For anyone here who doesn't already own several of these.... DIY reflectors

    Hey gang, just wrapped another tutorial, this one on making your own reflectors (I'm sure most people here already have lots of these, or know how to make these - but for those of you who don't -...
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    Looks awesome!

    Looks awesome!
  25. Try the Ikan3.5" monitor / viewfinder combo....

    Try the Ikan3.5" monitor / viewfinder combo. GREAT with the A7sii, and I use it constantly for both set up stuff and run/gun work. Great little monitor for the price (it's a LITTLE small but it works...
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