You'll have to forgive the technical glitches in my video. I actually shot a version of it yesterday, but the tripod we have is on the large side and even when it is completely collapsed to sit on a table, it sits up really high. I started to film my video using the tripod in that manner and it made everything appear as if I were doing a Copic demo from outer space! Not so good. We also have a tiny Gorilla tripod that only sits about 8 or 10 inches tall, but has these flexible legs that can be wrapped around stuff to achieve those impossible camera angles. Also, not so good. I considered hanging it around my neck for the ultimate "Cheryl Coloring Cam", but thought that might be awkward (and stupid). We considered hanging the larger tripod upside down from a hook screwed into the ceiling. Thank goodness we opted to go a different direction. Finally, Kirk said that he remembered seeing a tripod that was 10 or 12 inches high and only cost $15. I asked him where and he said (the dreaded) WalMart. Why is it, no matter what you need, no matter how obscure, WalMart always has it? It's as if, they have a basement filled with elves held captive and forced to make mountains of weird items that consumers don't even know they need...yet. Yes, I just compared WalMart to Santa. Sorry Santa. I asked Kirk where he bought the big tripod, guess what he said...right, you guessed it...WalMart. What? Do they have a whole department devoted just to tripods?
Anyway, being the doll he is, he ran out and picked it up for me. At least now, the camera and my demo appear to have been filmed on the same planet. In my video, I demo how to create the illusion of drapes and folds in fabric on images using Copic Markers. It's a really nice detail to add to different designs and once you start, you won't be able to stop. As I mentioned earlier, my video shooting skills need some work, but hey, Scorsese and Tarantino had to start somewhere, too ;) Anyway, take a look-see.