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    Default My iPad video showing my printer replicating itself

    IMovie has always been fun to make short videos. Here's my first with iMovie on an iPad. It's less than 2 min. And shows my homemade 3d printer making a new part for itself.
    From 3d Print To Function - YouTube

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    Cool printer.

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    I just find it incredible that anyone can build something like this themselves. I'm very impressed

    The idea of the printer replicating itself is a good one and one begins to think how this could be extended to a complete evolution - a printer building itself from nothing!

    In terms of the video, it kept moving along nicely, had a good narrative and the shots were clear.

    Perhaps a few more informative captions would help - or a voiceover.

    The only real criticism is get rid of the dissolves. I appreciate time passes between many of the shots and dissolves are a standard way to show time passing, but this sort of explanatory video doesn't need it and it rapidly became annoying. When we're seeing a dissolve, we can't see the images of the parts/action clearly. We probably spent a third of the video looking at dissolves and that's not good in a video like this. I'd like to see a version with straight cuts, then you can cut it to the beat of the music which will add a different dimension.
    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimStannard View Post
    I just find it incredible that anyone can build something like this themselves. I'm very impressed

    The idea of the printer replicating itself is a good one and one begins to think how this could be extended to a complete evolution - a printer building itself from nothing!

    In terms of the video, it kept moving along nicely, had a good narrative and the shots were clear.

    Perhaps a few more informative captions would help - or a voiceover.

    The only real criticism is get rid of the dissolves. I appreciate time passes between many of the shots and dissolves are a standard way to show time passing, but this sort of explanatory video doesn't need it and it rapidly became annoying. When we're seeing a dissolve, we can't see the images of the parts/action clearly. We probably spent a third of the video looking at dissolves and that's not good in a video like this. I'd like to see a version with straight cuts, then you can cut it to the beat of the music which will add a different dimension.
    Thanks Tim. I really appreciate you taking the time to give me your honest critique. Now that it is pointed out, I agree with your comment concerning dissolves. That's what is nice about a forum like this. I've only posted this video on tech forums I belong to and thought that it would be nice to get some feedback from a video production perspective. It's very easy to get caught up in the content of your work and stand back with a fresh eye. I have another video planned that expands on my 3d printer project. I will certainly keep the dissolves to a minimum this time. As far as the printer, it is impressive, but I didn't invent it. There's a whole community working with this project. It's an open source project called reprap. If your interested the website is http://www.reprap.org/wiki/Main_Page

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