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>>> Feedback needed <<<

Good day Fastlaners,
hope you all are doing well. :blush:

Do you like tutorials, educational videos, how-to's?
Then maybe you want to take a look at my first tutorial!
Even if the topic may or may not be interesting for you (it is
about creating 3D-printable jewelry in Blender, an open-source program for all things 3D)
I would be very thankful if some of you would kindly give me feedback on the overall impression, and how to improve!
"How to Create your own Calligraphy ring, fully 3D-printable"

Why am I doing this?
Because of the Corona-craziness, my freelance business plummeted in the past weeks. Mainly, because I have many small stores
and jewelers as customers and they, in turn, did not have many customers, as well.
Well, so I thought, how to grow my design hustle, anyway? And maybe reach a wider (and slightly different) audience in the process?
Since I always liked to give back and share my knowledge with others, and people often tell me that I can explain stuff reasonably well, I decided to go
a new route and made the video above.

The resulting ring is also already printed, cast in Sterling Silver and is being finished with a golden coating right now. It will be shown on my Instagram, as well.
You can see the raw version there right now, too, in the second post.

What do you think about this approach? It will not directly make money - but it provides value,
gives people education (if they want to learn this program), and shows my skills to potential customers, as well.

Edit: my plan for the future for this: more work-in-progress/time-lapse videos, and maybe even more beginner friendly projects to follow along. I started with zero subs, now I have 4 after a months ^^ so my first goal is to get to 40 subs in around two to three months. The next video is in the works (a time-lapse of modeling this ring :) )
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I look forward to hearing your thoughts! Please be merciless - I need to improve if I really want to get this anywhere ;)
Best regards
Gesa
 

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I am amazed that you made a ring out of sterling silver on a 3D printer.

I can imagine lots of people watching video's of you actually showing your jewellery being made from start to finish. This would get you a much bigger audience.

Especially if you are front on talking to the viewer at your work desk so it feels like I am with you.

You know, like a cooking video. Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver etc etc

Hello, today we are going to make this (show your design picture) We are going to need abc (ingredients) and then off you go from start to finish - with editing as it is a lengthy process.

A quick look on YouTube and I did't see anyone doing this so you could be one of the pioneers.

More interesting by far than someone talking about how to use software.

Very visual and very interesting. Especially to 2 billion women.

Dan
 

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I learned InkScape watching a person draw on Twitch. You might broadcast there and/or FaceBook live while creating your videos. I still get emails when my Inscaper goes live on Twitch! It looks great!
 
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I am amazed that you made a ring out of sterling silver on a 3D printer.

I can imagine lots of people watching video's of you actually showing your jewellery being made from start to finish. This would get you a much bigger audience.

Especially if you are front on talking to the viewer at your work desk so it feels like I am with you.

You know, like a cooking video. Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver etc etc

Hello, today we are going to make this (show your design picture) We are going to need abc (ingredients) and then off you go from start to finish - with editing as it is a lengthy process.

A quick look on YouTube and I did't see anyone doing this so you could be one of the pioneers.

More interesting by far than someone talking about how to use software.

Very visual and very interesting. Especially to 2 billion women.

Dan
Hi Stargazer,
thanks so much for your input! Very valuable. I will see if I can manage your suggestion, as I unfortunately don't actually do the casting myself atm - the investment for the machinery was so far out of my reach.
But I will keep it in mind, definitely, as I can see the direction you are pointing in.
Thank you :)
 
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I learned InkScape watching a person draw on Twitch. You might broadcast there and/or FaceBook live while creating your videos. I still get emails when my Inscaper goes live on Twitch! It looks great!
Thank you! This is another cool idea.
 

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I bet the manufacturer will be willing to allow you to film them making your design as you are showcasing just what is capable.

Or failing that a small manufacturer with the tech local to you as again you are helping showcase them to potential clients. ie They can use the video on their website.

Dan
 
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Hi

I bet the manufacturer will be willing to allow you to film them making your design as you are showcasing just what is capable.

Or failing that a small manufacturer with the tech local to you as again you are helping showcase them to potential clients. ie They can use the video on their website.

Dan
Thanks again for your input. This is a very cool idea. I will try to make it happen.
 
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Yes! It is done :smile2: :humph::praise:
just finished my first Class on Skillshare - it is about creating your own 3D-printable model from scratch!
No prior knowledge or 3D printer required. I am explaining everything, show helpful tips and tricks in my workflow, and will give you a good basic understanding on how to create something in the 3D space :)

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I took your very cool suggestions, @Stargazer , and formulated something that is both educational and (hopefully) entertaining to watch :) thinking of showing one of the class sections on Youtube for free, as well, so people will get a better sense of what to expect and I hopefully will also reach a wider audience.
I have learned a literal ton while filming this. The quality of my prior draft also convinced Skillshare to assign me a direct mentor to give me even more tips and help me make the most of my subject.

So thank you all for taking the time and answering to this thread before! This was very motivational. I encourage everyone to make their own progress thread for something like this. It feels awesome to come back to this and post the new milestone!
I have been bitten by the teaching bug and plan on doing more.
Thanks so much for all your feedback, and if you want to help me out, click on the link above and watch my class for some time, and be sure to check out the myriads of other cool classes - I have even learned skills there which I could directly use for the videos!
If you have an idea what else I could cover, of course, let me know :innocent: :halo:

Have a wonderful day
Gepi

(Small disclaimer: The link above gives the usual 2 months Skillshare Premium for free while also helping me out getting started, just remember to cancel in time if you don't want to continue with the paid plan. Skillshare is like the Netflix for learning and you can learn about design, business, entrepreneurship, time management, and so much more in a very high quality, easy to digest format.)
 
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Yes! It is done :smile2: :humph::praise:
just finished my first Class on Skillshare - it is about creating your own 3D-printable model from scratch!
No prior knowledge or 3D printer required. I am explaining everything, show helpful tips and tricks in my workflow, and will give you a good basic understanding on how to create something in the 3D space :)

I took your very cool suggestions, @Stargazer , and formulated something that is both educational and (hopefully) entertaining to watch :) thinking of showing one of the class sections on Youtube for free, as well, so people will get a better sense of what to expect and I hopefully will also reach a wider audience.
I have learned a literal ton while filming this. The quality of my prior draft also convinced Skillshare to assign me a direct mentor to give me even more tips and help me make the most of my subject.

So thank you all for taking the time and answering to this thread before! This was very motivational. I encourage everyone to make their own progress thread for something like this. It feels awesome to come back to this and post the new milestone!
I have been bitten by the teaching bug and plan on doing more.
Thanks so much for all your feedback, and if you want to help me out, click on the link above and watch my class for some time, and be sure to check out the myriads of other cool classes - I have even learned skills there which I could directly use for the videos!
If you have an idea what else I could cover, of course, let me know :innocent: :halo:

Have a wonderful day
Gepi

(Small disclaimer: The link above gives the usual 2 months Skillshare Premium for free while also helping me out getting started, just remember to cancel in time if you don't want to continue with the paid plan. Skillshare is like the Netflix for learning and you can learn about design, business, entrepreneurship, time management, and so much more in a very high quality, easy to digest format.)
Congrats on doing this!

Looks good
 
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A link to part of the tutorial can now be found on Youtube!

This is a good incentive for people who are my main audience - 3D modeling enthusiasts who want to go into 3D printing.

Good way of combining free and premium content, I guess. I have tons of ideas for more tips and tricks, I know it is niche niche niche! But this is a thing I am really good at and 3D printing will only become more popular.
 

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