|Posted: 1/9/2013 2:56:29 PM|
How in the world Shimelle can do all of her pages upside down? In all the videos she does, her page is upside down for her and I would completely mess up the whole page if I did that especially spelling the title right. Can you scrap upside down?
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|Posted: 1/9/2013 2:59:39 PM|
I can do most things upside down. Read, Write, puzzles etc.. That said I am sure she has a prototype done ahead of time.
|Posted: 1/9/2013 3:01:33 PM|I was watching one of her videos last night and was wondering the same thing!
I don't know if I could scrap upside down. I never tried it, but I might. Thinking about it now, except for lettering, a page element is a page element. The photo is just a box, a button is still round, etc. The direction doesn't really matter, we're just accustomed to seeing them a certain way. Although, there's no way could I spell upside down.
|Posted: 1/9/2013 3:04:43 PM|
I can barely talk and chew game at the same time, it would difficult for me to do upside down. But she is really good at it.
Loc: Southern Indiana
|Posted: 1/9/2013 3:08:58 PM|Yep, I have wondered about how she does it! Can I do it? Not a chance...especially the titles. But then, I can't create pages like Shimelle's looking straight on.
So admire her as a person and artist.
Loc: In the deep-fried south.
|Posted: 1/9/2013 3:17:30 PM|I have a hard enough time doing mine right side up! Although I did notice on today's video that with the long black shirt sleeves and the dark work surface, her arms weren't really visible, so it just looked like these quick-working little magic hands flying around and getting things done!
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Is this an instrument of torture or communication?
Loc: Long Island
|Posted: 1/9/2013 3:20:07 PM|Glitter Girl surely is multi-talented!
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|Posted: 1/9/2013 3:36:22 PM|
My dd (7) says that the project should always be facing the audience (and gets upset over it). I must agree I do prefer video's either overhead camera facing down at the project or as Shimelle does it. I would have to video overhead though.
But I bet it gives you a whole new perspective to your page.
Loc: london, england
|Posted: 1/9/2013 3:46:48 PM|It's so funny that this has become a question that pops up now and then - it really wasn't something I thought much about at the time - it was just the easiest way to film with the equipment and space I had available.
I don't make a prototype - if I had to make double the pages I film and not show the extras, I would be broke from supplies and in desperate need of some sleep!
I actually got used to working upside down when demonstrating at craft shows. I would just stand at this little table all day working on things and customers could see what I was using to learn techniques, etc. but if the project faced me as normal, it wasn't very friendly and inviting. It seemed very much like something I was doing, not something they imagined themselves doing. If I worked upside down, it seemed much easier to any passerby and the customers felt almost as if they we making something themselves - so they would go ahead and buy those supplies!
When I tried and failed many times to get a camera to work overhead (I shoot with a dslr and a wide lens - it's heavy!) I remembered that upside down trick and gave it a try - it really wasn't that difficult. There have been a few episodes when I've made a spelling error or placed something askew and had to fix it right at the end, but in general I don't turn the page around now except to add my writing and to give it one final look before I consider it done.
The trouble is... Sometimes now I do so many videos for things that by the time I get to just do a page facing the right way I can't get a feel for it! I've now been known to turn it the wrong way for a moment just to see if it looks right!