Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Have you ever wondered.....

I am still fighting this cold but I am getting better.  Below is some sponsored info about Craftsy.  Now before you run away, I have to tell you:  I found this really interesting.  It helps me to understand why the classes are so good.  I am a real fan even if I didn't make a dime off of my love of these classes.  But since I am such a fan,  I was thrilled to become an affiliate for Craftsy.

Have you ever wondered what goes into the filming of a Craftsy class?  I have.  So I was happy to read about it.


What is Craftsy?

Craftsy is a worldwide craft community offering online classes. It also has a patterns marketplace where independent designers can sell their patterns; a supplies shop with great deals on yarn, fabric, and class kits; and a projects section where members share pictures of their latest craft successes. With over two million members and counting, Craftsy has something for just about everyone, in categories ranging from quilting, sewing, knitting, painting, photography, cooking, and more.

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Behind the Scenes: The Making of a Craftsy Class
Before filming even begins, hours and hours are spent determining what content will be covered in each class, and how to best teach specific techniques to the camera. Instructors work with an instructional designer to create an in-depth outline of each lesson, and decide how to best prepare props or “step-outs” that show what your project should like at different steps. Instead of a scripted class, instructors follow their outlines on camera to create an authentic and engaging teaching experience.

Most Craftsy classes are filmed in one of five Craftsy studios in Denver, CO, assuring that every part of the production process goes off without a hitch. They fly in instructors from all over the world to spend several days filming, then spend several weeks turning hours of footage into a two to three hour class experience that has been watched, rewatched, and reviewed by industry experts. The final result is an HD-quality video that takes you in-depth into specific topics in any given craft category- from cooking and fine art to sewing and knitting.

 What IS the Craftsy experience?
Craftsy classes are designed to have all the benefits of an in-person class, with none of the drawbacks. Available online and on-demand, you always have world-class instructors at the tip of your fingers. You can retake the class as many times as you want, and the 30-second repeat feature allows you to watch the same section over and over again until you get every technique just right.

Watching a Craftsy class is like having a first-row seat with some of the best instructors in the world. Even better, classes have a 100% money-back guarantee.

Try online learning today with a free mini-class from Craftsy! Choose from 23 Free Craftsy Classes ranging from drawing and painting to sewing and quilting, from knitting to cake decorating and more.

And so you know,  I clicked the link and found a free DRAWING class on the human figure. I know I will enjoy and learn something new from that one.

Comments are welcomed. I will reply when possible unless otherwise stated.

4 comments:

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Great post Gene...thanks for the info! I didn't realize there was so much offered. Ya see,I forget there is life outside of quilting and sewing :)

Kelly

Jacque said...

Thanks for the heads up...I love their free stuff - and they have a lot of variety, too!

Lisa said...

I love Craftsy classes! I even paid for a few!

Royce said...

I've never taken a class on line but this would for sure be a good place to start. I need to take the time to look over what they have to offer. Thanks for pointing me in this direction.