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Hi all:

 

As promised, here are the videos from the event.

 

A DVD that is higher quality, with no commercials, and has a ton of behind-the-scenes footage will be produced as soon as we find the time to do it. I'll let you know as soon as it comes available. I will have to charge a small amount for the DVD's to cover expenses.

 

Don Fogg's Presentation on Hand Finishing: Listen to the comments he makes about the craft and its ability to enhance your life spiritually. Good stuff here.

 

<iframe width="360" height="229" src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/recorded/23583305" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border: 0px none transparent;"> </iframe>

<br /><a href="http://www.ustream.tv/" style="padding: 2px 0px 4px; width: 400px; background: #ffffff; display: block; color: #000000; font-weight: normal; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: underline; text-align: center;" target="_blank">Video streaming by Ustream</a>

 

My presentation on Mick Maxen's amazing pattern, and my "flaming edge" variation:

 

<iframe width="360" height="229" src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/recorded/23584944" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border: 0px none transparent;"> </iframe>

<br /><a href="http://www.ustream.tv/" style="padding: 2px 0px 4px; width: 400px; background: #ffffff; display: block; color: #000000; font-weight: normal; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: underline; text-align: center;" target="_blank">Video streaming by Ustream</a>

 

Jake Powning's very detailed presentation covering historic and mythic histories which influence his work. Also, a great slideshow of his past work:

 

<iframe width="360" height="229" src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/recorded/23586594" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border: 0px none transparent;"> </iframe>

<br /><a href="http://www.ustream.tv/" style="padding: 2px 0px 4px; width: 400px; background: #ffffff; display: block; color: #000000; font-weight: normal; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: underline; text-align: center;" target="_blank">Video streaming by Ustream</a>

 

J. Arthur Loose and his dramatic presentation of the art of Niello. Very cool stuff. Mad scientist-esque.

 

<iframe width="360" height="229" src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/recorded/23588392" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border: 0px none transparent;"> </iframe>

<br /><a href="http://www.ustream.tv/" style="padding: 2px 0px 4px; width: 400px; background: #ffffff; display: block; color: #000000; font-weight: normal; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: underline; text-align: center;" target="_blank">Video streaming by Ustream</a>

 

Peter Johnsson's first lecture, in which he covers the balance, pivot points and vibrational nodes of a sword. Very good info for anyone who wants to make a real sword:

 

<iframe width="360" height="229" src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/recorded/23590865" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border: 0px none transparent;"> </iframe>

<br /><a href="http://www.ustream.tv/" style="padding: 2px 0px 4px; width: 400px; background: #ffffff; display: block; color: #000000; font-weight: normal; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: underline; text-align: center;" target="_blank">Video streaming by Ustream</a>

 

Jake's Second presentation, where he shows how he does his amazing carving.

 

<iframe width="360" height="229" src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/recorded/23603576" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border: 0px none transparent;"> </iframe>

<br /><a href="http://www.ustream.tv/" style="padding: 2px 0px 4px; width: 400px; background: #ffffff; display: block; color: #000000; font-weight: normal; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: underline; text-align: center;" target="_blank">Video streaming by Ustream</a>

 

David Delagardelle's presentation on the use of digital design tools. This guy's Photoshop ninja rating is very high.

 

<iframe width="360" height="229" src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/recorded/23605618" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border: 0px none transparent;"> </iframe>

<br /><a href="http://www.ustream.tv/" style="padding: 2px 0px 4px; width: 400px; background: #ffffff; display: block; color: #000000; font-weight: normal; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: underline; text-align: center;" target="_blank">Video streaming by Ustream</a>

 

Shane Harvey's demo on the use of CAD/CAM software in knife design, and how the new, smaller, less expensive CNC machines can be used in the craft:

 

<iframe width="360" height="229" src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/recorded/23607571" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border: 0px none transparent;"> </iframe>

<br /><a href="http://www.ustream.tv/" style="padding: 2px 0px 4px; width: 400px; background: #ffffff; display: block; color: #000000; font-weight: normal; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: underline; text-align: center;" target="_blank">Video streaming by Ustream</a>

 

Michael Pikula welding a multi-bar Viking Sax blade. This guy's got some mad forging skills. You'll like the part toward the end where I'm helping him as a striker, and he uses a wet hammer. I'm not used to that technique. My face was a wee bit too close to the anvil and I got a face full of hot scale spattered on it. I make a rather unmanly grunt at that point, to the great delight of those present and viewing on-line.

 

<iframe width="360" height="229" src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/recorded/23609548" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border: 0px none transparent;"> </iframe>

<br /><a href="http://www.ustream.tv/" style="padding: 2px 0px 4px; width: 400px; background: #ffffff; display: block; color: #000000; font-weight: normal; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: underline; text-align: center;" target="_blank">Video streaming by Ustream</a>

 

And, finally, the lecture in which Peter Johnsson fully reveals his ground-breaking theory on the design of the Medieval sword. Do you remember some of us that attended Ashokan last year speaking cryptically of a lecture that Peter gave that we were sworn to keep secret until he formally published it? This is it! Even better, this is his revised and enhanced version. Enjoy.

 

<iframe width="360" height="229" src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/recorded/23612784" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border: 0px none transparent;"> </iframe>

<br /><a href="http://www.ustream.tv/" style="padding: 2px 0px 4px; width: 400px; background: #ffffff; display: block; color: #000000; font-weight: normal; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: underline; text-align: center;" target="_blank">Video streaming by Ustream</a>

 

Thanks for all the support and encouragement everyone.

 

I'll let you know when the DVD's are available.

 

Cheers,

 

Dave

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Awesome, I missed the broadcast, so I can't wait to go through these. Thank you very much sir, for putting on this medicine show.

 

 

Also, put me on a list for a dvd, I'll trade 2 sisters, a goat, and a horse for it. :lol:

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YEs! Thank you all for doing this awesome stuff and filming it for us! you can count on me for a dvd of it too :)

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Are you all still planning on hosting the original video somewhere for download in a better format?

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Thanks so much for posting these, as I only saw a couple from start to finish, and bits and pieces of the others. Are you planning on posting any of the pre recorded videos? I only caught the last half of Jim's and was hoping to catch the rest.

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Are you all still planning on hosting the original video somewhere for download in a better format?

 

The original video is on tapes on the individual cameras. These are recordings of the live broadcast.

 

The DVD and/or high quality video is going to be produced by actually editing the video and producing a polished product. So, for example, in the live shoot maybe we didn't have the right camera on screen at precisely the right time, or we should have had the presenter's monitor up and we didn't notice for a few seconds. In the edited video, we'll be able to get all that right since we have all the footage from all three feeds.

 

The editing will, of course, take some time. We hope to have it done by August 1.

 

But, in terms of high-quality downloads, I think we might be able to get it on Netflix of Itunes based on a discussion we had tonight with some folks in "the biz."

 

We will see.

 

Cheers!

 

Dave

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Nice. I do have netflix....well my sis does.

For some reason when I take the above videos and download them, they're fine, but when I convert them to AVI something must go odd with the compression and movement...cause for example in Peter's video the little square with him will look horrid, but the presentation on the other screen looks fine. Anyway that's the important part anyway, that and the audio =D I just liked being able to sit and watch them on tv rather than the computer.

 

I'd thought maybe you were doing digital recordings and would be able to just upload the videos in a better format somewhere.

I'll be looking forward to the DVD.

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Nice. I do have netflix....well my sis does.

For some reason when I take the above videos and download them, they're fine, but when I convert them to AVI something must go odd with the compression and movement...cause for example in Peter's video the little square with him will look horrid, but the presentation on the other screen looks fine. Anyway that's the important part anyway, that and the audio =D I just liked being able to sit and watch them on tv rather than the computer.

 

I'd thought maybe you were doing digital recordings and would be able to just upload the videos in a better format somewhere.

I'll be looking forward to the DVD.

 

Yeah, Ustream was a great option for us, but they definitely shift their bandwidth to the live broadcasts, so the quality of the recorded stuff is not the best.

 

These presentations have such beautiful, detailed visuals in them, they really do deserve to be seen in high quality.

 

We'll get the DVD out soon.

 

--Dave

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Thanks, Dave! I still haven't had time to watch them, but I already know I want the DVD version. B)

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¨love the videos... but for some reason.. the sounds arent there... and i THINK i checked all my sound stuff...

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Thanks for putting the effort into producing these amazing vids and posting them. I was gonna say something about how much I learned and how inspiring it all is, but I can't really find the right words for that. "I learned a lot and plan on trying what I've seen," doesn't really do justice to Peter Johnsson's talks, J. Arthur Loose's insight into niello (something I've ALWAYS wanted to try), Don Fogg's offhand comments about tedious work being a mirror for the mind, or Jake Powning's explanation of his process.

 

The content alters you, I am changed by these videos and my work will change too. You've made properly enlightening stuff, and I thank you for it.

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Hi all:

 

As promised, here are the videos from the event.

 

A DVD that is higher quality, with no commercials, and has a ton of behind-the-scenes footage will be produced as soon as we find the time to do it. I'll let you know as soon as it comes available. I will have to charge a small amount for the DVD's to cover expenses.

 

Don Fogg's Presentation on Hand Finishing: Listen to the comments he makes about the craft and its ability to enhance your life spiritually. Good stuff here.

 

<iframe width="360" height="229" src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/recorded/23583305" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border: 0px none transparent;"> </iframe>

<br /><a href="http://www.ustream.tv/" style="padding: 2px 0px 4px; width: 400px; background: #ffffff; display: block; color: #000000; font-weight: normal; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: underline; text-align: center;" target="_blank">Video streaming by Ustream</a>

 

My presentation on Mick Maxen's amazing pattern, and my "flaming edge" variation:

 

<iframe width="360" height="229" src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/recorded/23584944" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border: 0px none transparent;"> </iframe>

<br /><a href="http://www.ustream.tv/" style="padding: 2px 0px 4px; width: 400px; background: #ffffff; display: block; color: #000000; font-weight: normal; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: underline; text-align: center;" target="_blank">Video streaming by Ustream</a>

 

Jake Powning's very detailed presentation covering historic and mythic histories which influence his work. Also, a great slideshow of his past work:

 

<iframe width="360" height="229" src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/recorded/23586594" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border: 0px none transparent;"> </iframe>

<br /><a href="http://www.ustream.tv/" style="padding: 2px 0px 4px; width: 400px; background: #ffffff; display: block; color: #000000; font-weight: normal; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: underline; text-align: center;" target="_blank">Video streaming by Ustream</a>

 

J. Arthur Loose and his dramatic presentation of the art of Niello. Very cool stuff. Mad scientist-esque.

 

<iframe width="360" height="229" src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/recorded/23588392" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border: 0px none transparent;"> </iframe>

<br /><a href="http://www.ustream.tv/" style="padding: 2px 0px 4px; width: 400px; background: #ffffff; display: block; color: #000000; font-weight: normal; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: underline; text-align: center;" target="_blank">Video streaming by Ustream</a>

 

Peter Johnsson's first lecture, in which he covers the balance, pivot points and vibrational nodes of a sword. Very good info for anyone who wants to make a real sword:

 

<iframe width="360" height="229" src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/recorded/23590865" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border: 0px none transparent;"> </iframe>

<br /><a href="http://www.ustream.tv/" style="padding: 2px 0px 4px; width: 400px; background: #ffffff; display: block; color: #000000; font-weight: normal; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: underline; text-align: center;" target="_blank">Video streaming by Ustream</a>

 

Jake's Second presentation, where he shows how he does his amazing carving.

 

<iframe width="360" height="229" src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/recorded/23603576" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border: 0px none transparent;"> </iframe>

<br /><a href="http://www.ustream.tv/" style="padding: 2px 0px 4px; width: 400px; background: #ffffff; display: block; color: #000000; font-weight: normal; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: underline; text-align: center;" target="_blank">Video streaming by Ustream</a>

 

David Delagardelle's presentation on the use of digital design tools. This guy's Photoshop ninja rating is very high.

 

<iframe width="360" height="229" src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/recorded/23605618" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border: 0px none transparent;"> </iframe>

<br /><a href="http://www.ustream.tv/" style="padding: 2px 0px 4px; width: 400px; background: #ffffff; display: block; color: #000000; font-weight: normal; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: underline; text-align: center;" target="_blank">Video streaming by Ustream</a>

 

Shane Harvey's demo on the use of CAD/CAM software in knife design, and how the new, smaller, less expensive CNC machines can be used in the craft:

 

<iframe width="360" height="229" src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/recorded/23607571" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border: 0px none transparent;"> </iframe>

<br /><a href="http://www.ustream.tv/" style="padding: 2px 0px 4px; width: 400px; background: #ffffff; display: block; color: #000000; font-weight: normal; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: underline; text-align: center;" target="_blank">Video streaming by Ustream</a>

 

Michael Pikula welding a multi-bar Viking Sax blade. This guy's got some mad forging skills. You'll like the part toward the end where I'm helping him as a striker, and he uses a wet hammer. I'm not used to that technique. My face was a wee bit too close to the anvil and I got a face full of hot scale spattered on it. I make a rather unmanly grunt at that point, to the great delight of those present and viewing on-line.

 

<iframe width="360" height="229" src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/recorded/23609548" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border: 0px none transparent;"> </iframe>

<br /><a href="http://www.ustream.tv/" style="padding: 2px 0px 4px; width: 400px; background: #ffffff; display: block; color: #000000; font-weight: normal; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: underline; text-align: center;" target="_blank">Video streaming by Ustream</a>

 

And, finally, the lecture in which Peter Johnsson fully reveals his ground-breaking theory on the design of the Medieval sword. Do you remember some of us that attended Ashokan last year speaking cryptically of a lecture that Peter gave that we were sworn to keep secret until he formally published it? This is it! Even better, this is his revised and enhanced version. Enjoy.

 

<iframe width="360" height="229" src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/recorded/23612784" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border: 0px none transparent;"> </iframe>

<br /><a href="http://www.ustream.tv/" style="padding: 2px 0px 4px; width: 400px; background: #ffffff; display: block; color: #000000; font-weight: normal; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: underline; text-align: center;" target="_blank">Video streaming by Ustream</a>

 

Thanks for all the support and encouragement everyone.

 

I'll let you know when the DVD's are available.

 

Cheers,

 

Dave

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Thanks for all your hard work Dave. Can't wait until you have the DVD's available.

 

I had problems with constant buffering while trying to watch them but what I saw is good stuff.

 

Regards,

 

Ken

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You guys have pulled off a monumental work here.

 

Thanks for being so willing to share.

 

And I'm definitely down for a DVD.

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WOW...

 

I really need to get out more where there is makers, graft...

 

Trully mind blowing from all and + for Peter, thank you...the balanced sword was trully trully amaising

 

DVD for sure

 

Thanks Dave

 

Niko

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Absolutely fantastic!!! Top notch stuff here, Thanks you Dave for putting this on and sharing it with us all!!! Some of the best stuff i have ever seen!!

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Thanks, Dave! I still haven't had time to watch them, but I already know I want the DVD version. B)

Ditto. I really wish I could have had a chance to catch it all live, but alas, Uncle Sam calls. Thanks for making this avaliable to us, it's a true treasure to be able to learn from the modern masters.

 

John

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I've watched about half of the videos and I think I have to stop to digest it all! Wonderful resource here. I've learned much from what I have seen.

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Me, too. To paraphrase what Dave stated early on, "This is what I have learned throughout my entire lifetime about all of this, and here it is, given to you freely...learn from it..." Thank you gentlemen. I hope and pray that someday I can pay it forward. Gonna have enough DVD's Dave?

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Peter, that could have been a Phd thesis... truly brilliant stuff

 

at very least write a book... that video still has me thinking .. Wow

 

 

Greg

 

ps.. great videos ! awesome actually !

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WOW!!! Those are amazing presentations. Dave awesome hosting as well.

Thank you all for doing them.

 

Joe

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My head is still reeling from peter's lecture. going out to buy some huge paper to try it today!

 

Benjamin

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