I have a Project Sunrise III kit on the way. My plan is to put it together and record as much of the process as I can. Unfortunately, I am limited in my ability to actually perform decent recordings.
I basically have a cell phone and a point-and-shoot camera. My phone limits videos to something like 10-20 minutes, then I’ll have to transfer it to my PC and wipe it. The camera I have is pretty terrible for anything other than waterproof shots.
If you were watching someone put together an amp, what would you most want to see?
Here are my quick thoughts for the segments:
- Preamble: I’ll probably record this after I’m done separately with a description of what the amp is. Something quick with links to G1217.
- Guidelines: Perhaps some guidelines for folks in general like how to solder, being grounded, what type of tip and solder you can use, cleaning the board, that sort of thing. This would be paired with shots of the things I’m using. Polarized components would probably be worth mentioning.
- Process: Maybe some clips of me starting the process, noting that I’ll be starting with the smallest components first and working my way up in size. I’ll show how to clean the board (before and after), show how to properly assemble the heat sinks, attaching a wire to the vol pot, that sort of thing.
The Process section will be the most significant. I’m thinking I’ll just record any of the important points, then skip ahead. For example, I’ll solder in the first resistor or two on video, cut, then show them all in.
I’ll voice it over after the fact. I don’t want to try to get a decent audio recording with a cell phone.
Any thoughts or advice? I’ve never put together an instructional video like this, but I’ve watched quite a few.