Sheldon is working on a HUGE new feature for Knittinghelp: An area of the site where members like yourselves can upload your own videos! Basically, a little "YouTube" here on KH.
I am SO excited by this idea. This will allow us to expand our knitting topics and tutorials with Member Know-How!
If shooting a video sounds fun to you, consider shooting one to have ready when we launch this section! Maybe you have your own way of doing something that you'd love to share ...Or you have an idea for an unusual topic... Or you've been around here long enough to become tired of explaining a number of truly essential topics that are long over-due on this site--[ahem] Gauge
[/ahem]. Heck, we could use some crochet videos while you're at it! And other crafty topics! Don't worry about covering a topic someone else is doing. My dream is to have at least a few videos on any major topic...it's all helpful.
Does shooting a video sound intimidating? Trust me, it's not that hard. My very first knitting videos are right here on this site, so you can put your first videos up here with mine. Here's my #1 secret tip for making knitting videos: put your camera on a tripod, and wrap your arms around the tripod! Tilt the camera down, and you've got a great close up on your hands. That's all I do! If you don't have a tripod, have someone hold the camera steady and zoom in over your shoulder.
We're still thinking of what to call this incredible new video section. KnitTube? Knitflix? Let us know if any other name inspirations come to mind, we're seriously considering all suggestions!