Today is a big day. And that’s not just because it’s a Friday. It’s not even just because it’s John Travolta’s birthday. Nope. Today is a big day because it’s the first time that our video team (Gabe and Matt to be precise) are tackling what is probably your most requested How To video.
It really is the worst when you’re unloading the dishwasher and you notice all the stuff that was meant to have been washed has still got the crusty remains of last night’s dinner all over it. If crusty crockery is bothering you, check out this little gem of a video. In it, Matt takes you through the causes of, and solutions for, your dishwasher not cleaning properly.
On Friday we filmed a load of videos for the Sebo X1 vacuum, and I’ve got to say, as nerdy as it sounds, I fell in love with it. It’s a brilliantly simple, solidly put together piece of kit. The choice of hotel room service providers the world over, this vacuum is really reliable, and all the parts are interchangeable and an absolute doddle to fit. Read more
Tomorrow we’re shooting some videos on an old Sebo X1 vacuum. Before we get to shooting the videos, obviously we need to do a bit of research in to the appliance. Apart from taking the appliance apart, we do a lot of online research. Whilst researching today I found a quite surreal American informercial shot in the 1980s(?) for the Windsor Sensor vacuum. That’s what the Americans call the Sebo X1 y’see. Check this little beauty out…
Last week I blogged about all the planning and preparation that goes in to a day of shooting How-To videos. We shot the videos on Friday, so I thought it only right that now I should let you know what goes in to an actual shoot day.
It is a great pleasure to announce that today’s post has been written by a guest. This guest is a customer who got in touch via Twitter after buying a couple of parts to repair his broken dishwasher, and decided to blog his Fix-It Story. Without any further ado, I leave you in the capable hands of Jonathan Crouch…
A lot of planning goes in to every How-To video we shoot. A general rule is for every day’s worth of filming we do, a day’s worth of planning goes in to it too. Usually, Gabe, the director/editor/cameraman/Mr. Fix It, heads down to the set a couple of days in advance.
Once a hearty sausage roll from Kucci Cafe just round the corner, he sets about literally deconstructing the whole appliance we’re due to work on down to the sum of its parts.
You may or may not remember a post I made a few months ago introducing our new video series. ‘How Appliances Work’ I called it. A pretty succinct title if you ask me. In the second in the series, Matt explains how deceptively simple washing machines really are.
January is traditionally a month in which people knuckle down and try to stick to their resolutions. Gym membership applications go through the roof, schedules are cleared for family time… if you think about it, it’s actually a positive and uplifting time of year.