Part D. Book Binding.
For my Skill Share I decided to create a video tutorial on how to make a small hand bound book, I shared it by filming it and then posting the video on Voice Mag. I chose to make a book because I always find I have lots and lots of art and writing lying about on bits of scrap paper, so to stop this happening to me and others I thought I’d try and make a few books out of materials that most people have lying around. By just collecting a few sheets of paper, some card, a needle and thread and a few tools you can make a beautiful little notebook or sketch book.
In preparation I learnt how to use YouCut - the editing software that I’d chosen (this was a big challenge for me), I made a practice book to perfect my techniques and I collected all the required materials:
- A cutting mat
- A pair of scissors
- A pencil
- A craft knife
- A ruler
- An awl
- A needle and thread
- Paper or fabric
I also had to work out the best way to film and instruct my video, after some experimenting I came to the conclusion that the best way to do it was to have my phone hanging over my project on my phone stand and to use captions rather than narrate it due to the audio quality.
At the start of the video I chose to show a picture of what the final book would look like and what materials would be needed so that anyone watching could decide early on if they wanted to make the book. I also tried to list lots of alternative tools and materials to make the video as accessible as possible. The rest of the video consists of two things; the main steps/method and “top tips” which are some of the more complicated steps and language broken down into simpler explanations. If I were to redo this Skill Share I would like to experiment with trying a voice over rather than captions, I’d like to try teaching in person rather than online. I filmed in the wrong orientation so I’d definitely want to correct that if I made a new video.
see video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuJL8e_mw5E
If there was anything you especially liked or disliked please let me know in the comments so I can improve for next time.
I hope the video is easy enough to follow and understand.