I’m not getting any prettier, so I’d as nicely do that now earlier than I begin having to put on a paper bag over my head. This month and subsequent, we’re taking pictures a long-form video that explains how I construct a stick chair utilizing American woods with a range hand and machine processes.
I’m a guide learner. I discover ways to do issues by studying, considering after which working towards. However I do know there are a whole lot of readers who would possibly see “The Stick Chair Guide” as intimidating. Particularly in the event that they be taught finest by watching video or stay demonstrations.
And that’s why we’re making this video. We’re doing the manufacturing all in-house – the taking pictures, audio and enhancing. Consequently, we’re capable of do issues I’d by no means have dreamed of with a employed video crew. The primary chapter of the video documented our journey to the lumberyard and exhibits precisely how I decide the lumber.
To ensure we get all of the visible particulars proper, I’m constructing 4 stick chairs for the video (two in oak and two in walnut). And there are chapters on historical past, inspiration on your personal chair designs and (in fact) some goofy stuff as a result of I’m a cornball.
We’re additionally enhancing the video as we shoot. Shoot, edit, shoot, edit. So we are able to right errors as we go. Consequently, I hope we’ll have this video prepared on the market in mid-August. As at all times, the video can be provided as streaming or obtain with no foolish DRM (digital rights administration).
Along with the video, consumers can even get a drawing of the full-size patterns for this chair (a design which isn’t in “The Stick Chair Guide.”)
We’re additionally going to experiment with an introductory worth for the primary 30 days to see how that goes.
For these of you who love books, don’t fear. We’re not about to change into Misplaced Artwork VHS. Books are our ardour. However now that we have now the expertise to execute video and audio to my satisfaction, it’s foolish to not benefit from that for a number of particular tasks.
OK, again to the bench. These 4 chairs aren’t going to construct themselves.
— Christopher Schwarz