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Archive for May, 2016

Our DIY Voice recording booth 5-30-16

by on May.30, 2016, under Creativity, DIY, Family, Music

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My girl Emmy wants to record her friend singing to a song while importing into Garageband. She ask if I had a mic.

“She wounds me…”

So after gathering the mic I told her we should build a Voice Recording Booth to get the best sound. So we did some research, made a list, went to Target and got what we needed. Should work pretty well for a starter booth and it’s portable. Only cost us about $18. We built it in about an hour in our garage and it easily moves to her room.

I documented the DIY steps below. Click on the image for a larger view.

Beto

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Replaced my GoPro lens 5-8-16

by on May.08, 2016, under DIY, Photography, Video

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Finally got around to replacing my GoPro lens on my Hero3+. If you don’t remember, I managed to scratch it while using it to film from a RC car. See post here.

I tried to buff out the scratch using some very ultra fine sandpaper (3000 grit), followed by some toothpaste and finally cleaned it up with come alcohol but no joy. I ended up getting some JJ Abrams lens flares so I jumped online and purchased a replacement lens. Only $20.

Below are the before and after photos (after I replaced the lens) and then below that are the galleries.

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Below are the repair pics if you want to view. Wasn’t as hard as I thought. First removed lens ring, unscrewed lens, removed gasket, then unscrewed lens. After replacing the lens, I had to hook it up to my TV and focus the lens. Once I did that, I snapped the lens ring back on and we’re back in business.

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DIY Clappers

by on May.02, 2016, under DIY, Film making, Video

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So, we’re gonna start shooting a movie soon and we don’t really need a big slate, but we do need a consistent “clap” in order to sync camera and external microphone audio in post.

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Basically you need a sharp clap but not the big clapper. I could buy one but those suckers are about $45! Just for the arms!

So I made one for about $8.

Beto

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