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Mystery Ship Prepares to Set Sail

Trader Sam

I’ve been getting the itch to design a paper model of a classic Disney ship, especially after finding several new reference images online. But, what I would like to do is record video of the whole process.

The videos would include modeling the ship in 3-D, converting to 2-D, adding graphics, and assembly. Maybe even the photo shoots.

The two recording devices that I have are not up-to-par. My webcam is good, but the auto-focus is constantly resetting itself, and it isn’t mobile. My Kindle’s front-facing camera is poor quality, but portable. I think the best solution is to get a camcorder instead of a smart phone like I had originally planned.

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There are 5 comments.

  • calebspeaks:

    I have a Motorola Razr (Android) I really like it. So you have peeked my curiosity, which classic ship? If I had to guess I would go with the “Chicken of the Sea” though, admittedly the Jungle Cruise or a Keel Boat would be Awesome!!! Looking forward to the new model and observing the process!

    • Trader Sam:

      Looking through my carrier’s options, I was originally thinking of the Samsung Galaxy S3. But, the audio is poor, and the OLED screen is highly prone to screen burn-in.

      I’m leaning toward the Droid DNA at the moment, but it will be another month or so before I actually get a new phone. I’ll have to see what I can actually afford after paying taxes this Spring.

      I also don’t need a data plan (couldn’t afford it if I wanted it); I only intend to use my home wi-fi. Am I correct in assuming that a data plan is not mandatory (meaning the carrier doesn’t require you to buy one)?

      As for the ship, it could be anything (parks, movies, television). I’ll keep it under my hat for right now.

  • Trader Sam:

    Darn! A $40 data plan is required for the Droid DNA. Maybe I should just look into camcorders.

    • Trader Sam:

      Actually, my carrier requires a data plan for ALL smartphones. Bummer. I’m not paying for something that I’m not going to use. A camcorder is definitely the way to go.

  • Trader Sam:

    I didn’t realize how small camcorders had gotten. The last one I had was many years ago before digital camcorders came out. I’ll have to save up.

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