Deconstructed, Session 1

Yesterday, I went down to the shop with the intention of completing a piece of furniture.  I had no idea what I was going to build, but knew it was likely to be sculpted.

As always, I documented my progress live on Twitter using hashtag #FlairWW (follow me @FlairWoodworks) which was useful because each update had a time stamp so followers could see the rate at which I progressed.  For the first time, I also recorded my build in time-lapse and compiled the photos and Tweets into a video (duration – 10:20).

This is a new format and I would appreciate your feedback, especially regarding the duration of the still frames (if they are too quick, you can click on the video to pause it).

When I finished for the day, I left believing that I had been working on an exploded shelf.

I now need to do some research and pick up some special materials before I continue the build in Session 2.

18 thoughts on “Deconstructed, Session 1

  1. I enjoyed watching your piece develop. The frames were a bit quick at times and I had to read the captions quickly before they disappeared (I had to go back several times). However, the concept was very effective.

  2. Very interesting approach!You proceed by impulse.Definitely,artistic !It might be sometimes exhausting to work that way ,i think.(?)

    1. Hi Marty,

      I’m glad that the video was successful at conveying my spontaneous design method. I have never found this way of working exhausting – it’s exciting waiting to figure out what comes next. I find it much more tiring working with a set of plans.


    1. Hi Samantha,

      It sounds like I’ve found a good format to document my Tweet-Alongs. Next time, I will make the stills a little slower. One of my concerns is making the video too long overall, but adding a second to each frame only adds only a minute to the overall length.

      I cut my hair about two weeks ago. Time to cut yours? ;)


    1. Hi Stephen,

      I, too, enjoy the time lapse recording. The camera is a JVC hand-held camcorder. I’ve also seen non-video cameras with the time lapse feature too. With this camera, I can set it to take photos at 1, 2, 5, or 10 second intervals.


  3. Yes Chris great format although the text could stay a fraction longer for us oldies ;-)
    I look forward to the end result/creation
    ps thats a sharp haircut you got !

  4. I like the format. I found the scrolling tweets more enjoyable than the flash screens…probably b/c I knew how much time I had to read them.

    Some background music…something 80s or elevator would be nice.

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