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How To Do Window Trim

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Glad to see you sharing your work techniques with us. These can be very helpful. If I may, I would like to make some suggestions.

One issue that I had with the video is that most of what you did is hard to see. It appears that you set you camera up and centered the frame on the model sitting on the bench. As soon as you picked it up to work on it, the model moved mostly off screen up and to the left. I really had to guess at what was going on. It would be helpful if you could keep your subject centered in the frame.

Here is a camera support I use to do demonstrations. I have my camera set up an the table with this fixture. DSC00004-1_zpscd9ac08b.jpg

Because it is facing down I can look through the view finder and mark out the frame on the table with masking tape. This helps me keep my work in view. At demonstrations, I am using the camera to project the image onto an overhead screen so keeping it in frame really lets the whole room see what I am doing.

My second comment is on lighting. I noticed that when you were doing your paint work, everything seemed to be in the shadow of your hand and I could not actually see the work. If you relocate some lighting to eliminate the shadows that would be helpful. Also if you put a defuser over the light it would soften the shadows a bit.

I am not trying to be critical, just help make your future videos a little bit easier for the rest of us to see what you are doing.

Thanks again for sharing.

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Thanks for the advice man. And on the camera position, I am still trying new angles every time i start filming. I don't work with a regular camera, but i use an Iphone 5. I will do something about the lighting. and in my latest video i had a center marked on the matt. Maybe i need to do an outline so i dont go out of the camere's sight. Thanks man!

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I used to do my trim the same exact way but getting an airbrush changed that real fast. With the brush method it lays the paint down to thick and takes forever to dry, also leaves uneven spots and possibly brush strokes. The airbrush gives a much smoother finish with no buildup. This is a great tutorial for those who prefer brushing or do not own an airbrush. I agree with Pete also, but this gives you the opportunity to improve the next vid. Keep them coming!!

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Gave this one another shot aswell. In the future i will also do one with masking and one using the airbrush.

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