Here is a super interesting tidbit that I’m proud to share with my tens of readers: I was featured last month in a superbly produced mini documentary about my wargaming hobby!
(Patrick Rollens, Table Top Gamer from VIDEOREGON)
I know what you’re thinking: “Never speak on camera!” And possibly after that: “Holy cow, how did this come about?”
Let me answer that question. I bumped into one of the two filmmakers from Video Dads (the team behind this video) at a social event a couple months back. He mentioned that they also do gear reviews for their website, and that they had recently acquired a new super-duper macro lens (that’s the technical term, I believe) and were looking for an excuse to try it out. They needed something small and very finely detailed to film, so I invited them to come out and film some of my miniatures!
The Video Dads were only too happy to oblige. And since they don’t half-ass anything, they informed me that they intended to shoot some footage of my family and some “domestic” scenes to add some depth and dimension to the documentary.
They came out with a car full of gear (lights, tripods, cameras, etc) and spent 4 or 5 hours with me, first with the whole family for dinner, then with me in my workshop. Then it was back to the editing studio where the finished product came together.
I’m pleased with what they produced, and proud to have played a small part! The Video Dads are cool guys and I’d heartily recommend them if you have any video marketing needs. And check out this nerdy, super technical deep dive gear review the Video Dads put up on their blog! Towards the end you can see some behind-the-scenes photos from our video shoot.
Overall this was a fun project to be a part of, and it’s my hope that this contributes in some small way to making the miniatures hobby more accessible and appealing.
That’s a lovely depiction of the average “tabletop parent” – definitely something with which many tabletop gamers can identify. 🙂