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  1. Wrapped up my mount and dimmer tutorial...

    Wrapped up my mount and dimmer tutorial recently as well for my tube lights.
  2. Just finished my build / tutorial video...

    Just finished my build / tutorial video (https://youtu.be/qnP8-wJVAlI) - a few notes: I wasn't able to get both the power input AND the dowel inside the end of the tube, hoping to remedy that in a...
  3. Not perfect but they are done - 4x 18" long...

    Not perfect but they are done - 4x 18" long 95+CRI daylight balanced LED tubes (in a pseudo kino-flo style arrangement here). I'm going to use these as-is and make some modifications in another batch...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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 :)
  12. 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...
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