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Forum categories => Videos => Topic started by: The Void on 11 June, 2019, 11:43:00

Title: Turtle Time - Kendama Forum Collab 2019
Post by: The Void on 11 June, 2019, 11:43:00
Here we go with this year's collaboration video.

Prize A: Origami kendama
Prize B: Royal Plush
Prize C: Play Monster

Entrants, your prize draw lucky numbers are:
1 @Mad0zak
2 @kendamatty
3 @Dimensions
4 @mreasyguy
5 @Kingi
6 @The Void
7 @tomdama_93
8 @shalafi
9 @Tom.pattenden

Watch the video to find out if you’ve won. (For at least a few days, please don’t post spoilers as to who won: Let the winners find out for themselves by watching.)




I will be editing the forum collaboration video again in 2019. Check out the vids from 2014 (,1831.0.html), 2015 (,2424.0.html), 2016 (,2820.0.html), 2017 (,3036.0.html) & 2018 ( if you haven't seen them.

I invite any and all forum members to submit video clips for inclusion.

1. You must be a forum member here. (It's free to join, and everyone is welcome. Click here to sign up (
2. Any skill level is welcome.
3. HD preferred, and minimum resolution of 1280x720 please. (Sorry, but it's 2019, y'know. If you really don't have a device that can shoot that, well, I bet you have a friend who does.)
4. Film in Landscape orientation only - not Portrait ▋, not Square ▉.
5. Please try to keep the clips fairly short. As a guide, anything over 25 seconds is quite long in a compilation video.
6. Upload your clips to your own hosting, or a site like dropbox/wetransfer/mediafire/google drive, etc etc, and send me a forum DM (;sa=send;u=2) with the link. Any file format except WMV please. (If you can really ONLY do WMV, then please upload your file as a *hidden video* to YT ("unlisted"), Vimeo or (Private), and send me the link, and I will use the highest quality converted file from there.)
7. You will be credited in the video with your Forum username.
8. Please DON'T talk online about what trick(s) you have submitted, and DON'T show your clips to anyone else. It will spoil the surprise of the final video. (But you are welcome to add to the hype by saying things like "I've submitted to the collab video, woo! Exciting!", of course, just not about what trick you've submitted.)
9. You can submit more than one clip, but I do not guarantee that I will use more than one clip per person.
10. Multi-person clips are fine too. (Only forum members will be credited.)
11. Submission deadline is 23:59GMT, May 31st, 2019.

- Please don't add any effects/zooms/music to your clips.
- While I will NOT reject any tricks because they are "too easy", I may decide not to use a clip if the video quality is too poor. I want a good looking compilation video! So, take your time to film in good lighting (,44.msg11118.html#msg11118) (Outdoors! Go Outdoors! Sun behind the camera!).
- Have a think about all the things in your clip apart from "the trick". So: the lighting, the scenery, the shot composition, the contrast between your clothing and the kendama/string, your presentation/style, your character in the clip, etc. Something as simple as a smile can make a clip stand out.

All submitters will be entered into a prize draw.
3 randomly-selected people will win a prize:
- Play Monster kendama
- Royal Plush
- An Origami kendama

You have 3 months! I look forward to seeing what you all come up with. Let's make it another great one this year!

Title: Re: Turtle Time - Kendama Forum Collab 2019
Post by: shalafi on 11 June, 2019, 20:10:10
Nice one! Some very Jaw-dropping moments from Mat, Rob and Void especially, but overall it was very enjoyable to watch, and short, which is a plus nowadays.
Title: Re: Turtle Time - Kendama Forum Collab 2019
Post by: KenSan on 12 June, 2019, 21:08:55
Nice colab vid guys. Sorry I didn't get a trick in for you this year.  Plenty of cool tricks though from the usual suspects and I liked @shalafi fast hand finish catch!
Title: Re: Turtle Time - Kendama Forum Collab 2019
Post by: kendamatty on 13 June, 2019, 09:53:31
Nice video, cheers Void! Every year Adam always does something which I want to learn, this year was the multiple handle bounces/taps to juggle stall... Quite difficult!
Title: Re: Turtle Time - Kendama Forum Collab 2019
Post by: The Void on 13 June, 2019, 14:27:22
Now on Vimeo too - sorry for the delay. (See first post ^ )
Title: Re: Turtle Time - Kendama Forum Collab 2019
Post by: shalafi on 16 June, 2019, 00:05:11
Also, I just realized that it is "almost" a Royalist video... with a few exceptions.
Title: Re: Turtle Time - Kendama Forum Collab 2019
Post by: The Void on 16 June, 2019, 14:26:10
Thanks for the comments so far. Shame more people didn't want to/couldn't be bothered to participate this year. Ah well.

As for the content, Adam's tough Valley combo was one I'd been trying, Matt is stalltastic, Raul's nice subtle touch, Ingi's enthusiasm, Rob's hang-on-what-did-he-just-do moments, Zak's casual nail, and the Toms' park chills were all fun to watch. Kudos to you all.

One prize has been posted. The other two will be passed on in person in good time... unless those particular winners DM me with a postal request.
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