The column stand in use. The camera shutter is triggered with the foot pedal.
I have an old Sanyo Xacti video camera which I use very rarely. Therefore every time I need the camera the battery is empty. Since I use the camera mostly at home I built a dummy battery for the camera. This post is not meant as instruction but as suggestion how it could be done.
I had parts of an old Durst enlarger and a friend needs a column stand for her animation work. I bought a Manfrotto 323 quick change plate + adapter. After some cutting, drilling, thread taping and a really terrible welding job an arm to mount the 323 was made.
With this the 323 can be attached to the column with the necessary distance.
To ease working a bit further I made an foot pedal based remote shutter release + adapter for Canon SLR.
After my mishap on Monday where my chair broke down my friends suggestet to make a BBQ. So I welded an old washing machine drum onto the remaining foot of my (former) chair. At first I thought this would make a funny flower pot. After a while I though “oh you, my creation … from here on out, you shall be … a fireplace”, grabbed some firewood and lit it.
Monday, Oktober 13th, 08:02 my chair broke down and I landed on my butt.
After posting the picture of my mishap on Facebook to the amusement of my friends, I got the suggestion to make a flowerpot with the remains of the chair.
I sourced an old tube radio from an good will store. Since it was defective I got it for free. Anyways, I have already striped the electronics inside so this does not matter. I am going to build a Bluetooth speaker box with the case. Bluetooth receiver, Class-D Amplifier, bass reflex loudspeaker, lead-battery, USB-charging port and a carry handle.
Wash Window is a video installation exhibited at the Werkschau (show) at the 2014 Schmiede in Hallein/Austria. This piece was created based on the idea not to discard the porthole of an old washing machine. It features a 7:27 min. video loop of laundry in a similar washing machine.