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Re: Armor Series
« Reply #60 on: 2015-10-21, 15:27:42 »
Thanks.  One of my goals was to make them accessible to people who may not be studied on these topics.  Firstly, because I'm lazy and it's nice to be able to point to a video instead of constantly having to duplicate work.  Secondly though, and more importantly, I think for people newly interested it can be hard to figure out where to break in to serious study, and I want to get them decent information to start with, not an Osprey book or Hollywood, ya know? ;)

Plus, for me anyway, it's nice to actually see this stuff instead of trying to glean all the important bits from a bunch of text. I'm a very visual person, so I can read about something a hundred times and not quite get it fully, but when I see an example in action, it instantly clicks.
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« Reply #61 on: 2015-10-22, 02:22:43 »
Plus, for me anyway, it's nice to actually see this stuff instead of trying to glean all the important bits from a bunch of text. I'm a very visual person, so I can read about something a hundred times and not quite get it fully, but when I see an example in action, it instantly clicks.

I couldn't agree more.  I'm also a visual learner and a short video is worth 10,000  words.
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Re: Armor Series
« Reply #62 on: 2015-11-01, 21:54:33 »
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Technically this is the last in the 'arming series' since I'm pretty much out of armor for my harness.  Now the videos will focus on more specifics and practical application etc..

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Re: Armor Series
« Reply #63 on: 2015-11-02, 00:40:40 »
out of armour? OUT OF ARMOUR? BUY MORE MAN! lol what about the weapons and their effects on said armour.

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Re: Armor Series
« Reply #64 on: 2015-11-02, 01:56:52 »
According to the last effigy shown, the corners of your mustache should droop outside the aventail.   ;)

Just kidding, you’ve produced yet another wonderful video!
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Re: Armor Series
« Reply #65 on: 2015-11-02, 02:26:25 »
According to the last effigy shown, the corners of your mustache should droop outside the aventail.   ;)

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Re: Armor Series
« Reply #66 on: 2015-11-21, 21:25:04 »
I forgot to update this, so here's me timing how long it takes to get in kit.  I was actually pretty surprised that it was so quick:



And here's this week's video on the Great Bascinet.  Bob lent me his Mac helm for this video!

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Re: Armor Series
« Reply #67 on: 2015-11-22, 03:33:11 »
I love the split screen mobility shot.  Nicely done!   8)
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Re: Armor Series
« Reply #68 on: 2015-11-24, 12:24:18 »
Awesome video again, Ian. :) :)
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Re: Armor Series
« Reply #69 on: 2015-11-26, 21:02:08 »
Regarding your last video on internet resources, first off, I love that you’re delving into good online resources. I’m always looking for new sites that I might not know about.

Second—and this was just something that popped into my little pea brain—maybe have a video at some point dealing with how to distinguish a good resource from a bad one. Books, sites, whatever. What to look for, what to watch out for. I don’t know if that would be too difficult to do, or if you’d even be interested in doing it. If not, no big deal. Just a thought. :)

(Also, Holy cow, the guys from Warhorse Studio watch your videos! ;D)
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Re: Armor Series
« Reply #70 on: 2015-11-27, 17:55:59 »
Good idea Doug.  I've added that to the list of my video ideas.  Along those lines I also want to try to give people an idea on how to critically analyze visual sources like manuscript illuminations.  People love to fall into the trap of mis-using miniatures to justify all kinds of things from cleaving helmets in twain, 'proof' of blackened armor in the 14th century... etc etc..

Yeah, I was pretty psyched when Warhorse Studios started dropping by on my videos!  I thought it was pretty cool that they forwarded the last video along to their 2d/3d art department :)
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Re: Armor Series
« Reply #71 on: 2015-11-30, 14:11:11 »
Oh yes, interpreting manuscript images would be a great topic. Maybe some points to consider, since it's broader than just what armor/weapons are depicted, including what's mentioned above:

* Distinguishing what was visual accuracy, versus exaggeration.

* No "lightsaber" capabilities in weapons, despite the Mac Bible. ;)

* Some images were like "stories" with the same character appearing more than once in the same image. Mac Bible does this too.

* Size differences often indicate emphasis, such as a tall person simply being an important figure, and his attendants might be half his height in the image.

* Sometimes choice of armament also indicates who the important person is in the scene, rather than depicting the actual spread of weapons in use.

... That's all that's coming to mind at the moment. Just some ideas. ;)

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Re: Armor Series
« Reply #72 on: 2015-11-30, 17:07:11 »
This video series is going to get me in trouble with my lady wife.
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Re: Armor Series
« Reply #73 on: 2015-12-01, 03:46:51 »
A fighting buddy of mine linked a video titled "How Much does all that Weigh?" on FB.  I mentioned that he should check out the entire series to which he responded "I've been binge watching them  :) ".

Ian, you're reaching the mainstream SCA audience and grabbing everyone's attention.  Well done!
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Re: Armor Series
« Reply #74 on: 2015-12-01, 13:34:09 »
Oh yes, interpreting manuscript images would be a great topic. Maybe some points to consider ...

... That's all that's coming to mind at the moment. Just some ideas. ;)

Thanks Ed, all good stuff and added to my notes. :)
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