Apologies

Short post today, to say I’m very sorry for not having posted or made another video. I have bee a bit busy trying to get some Christmas things done, having acquired a new rent contract and I’m learning new (and old) things for work.

My educations is auto mechanic and a degree as an ICT manager. I work for one of Norway’s largest private security companies as a consultant, and I was asked if I could help with some database work. I haven’t worked with databases for a very long time, but I immediately said yes, as I was very happy to get some “new” things to work with.

Anyhoo, I’ve been busy trying to brush up on my SQL, using Toad for MySQL and I’m working on the database for this very site. Hope to get some time to maybe make a video soon, but I’m concentrating on getting as good as I can get with the database stuff.

Thank you for your patience, and I’ll see you shortly.

No project

No project this weekend, but maybe I’ll get a tip-video or two going… I got seriously derailed by an emergency visit to the dentist! I truly hate going to the dentist! Turns out that a weeks worth of growing pain in the jaw/mouth, was two teeth in dire need of a root canal job. This will set me back $1000 – $1500, and that’s just great now before Christmas.

It’ll be a few weeks of pain and anguish, but hey…Hmm.. Couldn’t find a real good upside other than pain relief. Hopefully I won’t be set back from pain, so I’ll be able to shoot another project video.

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Weekend update

Well, I didn’t get another project up for the weekend. I thought I might get it done with my hand tools at home, but I really do have to use my wood shop to get the parts. I only have to do 10-15 minutes work in the shop and because of that, I haven’t gone. I like to have several hours of work, as it’s a bit of a drive to get there.

I’m thinking about a project to do this coming week, most likely it will be another sewing project. I would very much like to hear from you, either in comments or by mail geir [at] geirandersen [dot] com. Let me know what you’d like to see, doesn’t matter what it is. Woodworking, sewing, crafting, anything you can think of! (Get it?? My slogan, both on my business cards and on this blog.)

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My first project video!

So, I spent some time yesterday shooting, editing and creating my first ever project video, made in a how-to style. I wanted to test out my new camera and microphone, but quickly found the microphone to not suit my needs. It was far too sensitive for my camera and environment, and picked up all sorts of static.

Link to video on YouTube

Link to video on YouTube

Here’s a link to the video, published on YouTube. Everything about this video is also me learning the stuff while doing it. I’ve never really sewn anything from a pattern, never used an external microphone, new camera, new lighting, never done voice over… It was a real fun experiment. Continue reading

Additions

I have been looking to add to my camera gear for a good while now. Having used my simple Canon Legria (something) as my one and only video camera, I wanted to add one more. This time, I wanted a camera that offered the ability of an external microphone. Of all the endless cameras I have looked at, only the high-end video cameras and some semi-high-end DSLR’s offered this. Stopped by one of my regular shops today, and I came across the Canon (I’m a huge canon fan) EOS M.  Continue reading

Zippered pouch v2.0

I decided to make a “new version” of the zippered pouch, simply because I felt I could do better. My camera setup isn’t 100% ready so I couldn’t record my latest attempt.

Second version of a zippered pouch

Second version of a zippered pouch

This is the finished pouch this time, and I do feel like this is heaps better than the first one. I went above and beyond on this one (spending far more time and effort than needed for a test). Continue reading

Recycling / Re-designing

Why throw away old clothes and fabrics? We’ve all got clothes, curtains and the likes we’re no longer using. Why throw all that away? One can of course give it away to charity, but think about it; In stead of giving- / throwing away, why not take the individual pieces “apart” and use for another project? This is of course only applicable if you’re into crafting, sewing, tailoring, etc. If you are, take a look in your closet and assess your wardrobe!

A shirt is no longer just a shirt, it’s cuffs, buttons, fabric, patterns, etc.
A dress is no longer just a dress, there are straps, buttons, zippers, etc…

You get the idea; There are so much more things, if we only start looking through with new eyes! Continue reading

YouTube

Let it be known: I spend an awful amount of time on YouTube. Mostly watching videos but also commenting and I also used to create videos for YouTube myself.

Guess what!! I’m making videos again. I’ll be working on writing a post here, for just about every video I make. I took a hiatus from creating videos early spring this year. I don’t know what happened, I just didn’t feel like making videos.
Now that I really have gotten the creating video spirit over me again. I found a huge interest in crating, which sparked the video interest again.

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