Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 4:25PM
Have you ever seen James May’s TV show - The Reassembler?
If you haven’t the concept is simple, he reassembles a previously disassembled device like a food mixer or record player whilst chatting about it. While is doing this, a couple of camera people do their best to capture the best angle to show the process. When it’s all over there will be a fully assembled device that works perfectly. It’s a very relaxing and pleasant TV show that in some ways feels like a youtube video with a bigger budget.
This video, like many that I've made over the years, is simultaneously similar and considerably different to that idea. I start with off with a broken device, one that I’m unsure can be made to work. I take it apart, attempt to fix it and finally reassemble it. All the time I’m multi-tasking as the camera, lighting and sound guy.
When Mr May has finished reassembling his object, he can go home. When I finish I have hours of footage that I then attempt to reassemble into a cohesive video to which I can finally add a voice-over narration.
These repair videos may not look as good as a BBC show, but hey, at least I tried. and unlike The Reassembler there's no guarantee that my efforts will result in a success.
If that sounds like the kind of thing you’d like to see, then you can, if you click the video below.
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