Videoplug - Homemade London



Homemade London, Brockley Central's small business, now appears in a series of Blue Peteresque short films on Videojug - a website that makes it its mission to provide a how-to guide to lots of common questions and plenty of uncommon ones - in this case, how to make a paper rose.

There are also Homemade London videos that teach you how to mend holes in clothes or make a woody perfume among other things, depending on your proclivities. So don't forget: Homemade London - for all your paper rose, hole mending and woody perfume needs. Also great for hen parties!

Incidentally, if anyone knows "how to" shrink an embedded Videojug video so that it fits within the frame of this blog, please send us a video!

12 comments:

baggy said...

Nicola I wanted to make the bag, all July I waited for the bag course event to pop up on the calendar and it didn't.

Brockley Nick said...

@baggy, I'll pass that along!

Anonymous said...

Quiz question: how many times does Nicola say "basically" during this video?

Anonymous said...

Wow, I can't believe Videojug is still going.

Anonymous said...

Quiz question: how many times does Nicola say "basically" during this video?

Seven or eight, at a guess. Obviously nowhere near as obviously impressive as the number of times the obviously eloquent Jay Spearing managed to say "obviously" within 18 seconds:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oT7CNu-H3g

RosieH said...

An ex-colleague now works at Videojug. I can ask him for some insight, Nick

Brockley Nick said...

Thanks Rosie, that's helpful. We'll be wanting to embed them in the HML blog too, so would be good to know.

Cheers!

Tamsin said...

You listen to yourself giving instructions sometime. Basically unless you are reading a prepared script from an autocue or are simply regurgitating a textbook they are full of these "fillers". And it such mechanisms are necessary to give your own brain a chance to formulate the next phrase and the brains of the listeners/watchers a chance to catch up with their ears and eyes.

Excellent video for dealing with a knit or knit fabric where there's not too much damage but pulling together the edges doesn't work where there is an actual hole and would make an uncomfortable ridge in socks. Is there another video in the pipeline showing the re-weaving technique of filling in missing material?

Fong said...

If you embed code, you've got 2 sets of numbers at the start where it says: width="640" height="382"

Change these to (I suggest) 576 and 343 respectively and it should fit. They also appear towards the end,

width="640" height="396" allowFullScreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always">

Brockley Nick said...

Fong you beauty, that has done the trick, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Tamsin - you shouldn't have that many fillers in a recorded video. An off the cuff interview, it would be expected. In a demonstration video, it is just poor production values. A presenter needs to present, not put people off by distracting fillers.

Brockley Nick said...

I'm sorry there were six obviouslys in the video.

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