Let’s get practical!
At Acoustic Geometry, even though we like to think of ourselves as deep thinkers (after Beer:30PM, anyway), we’re occasionally called on to do something practical. This is the case with our latest video release, “Acoustic Panel Install”. It’s not a metaphor-rich trip through acoustical scenery, just four minutes of how to place panels on a wall so they look good – level and plumb, which is nice. You don’t have to make excuses for level and plumb.
But even practical videos, like our installation series – “Soundproof Door Install” and “Door Seal Kit Install“, among others – take just as long to make as the more ‘fun’ ones (three of which are featured in our new release, “An Acoustic Primer“). The install vids use the same crew, have approximately the same number of scenes, and take the same amount of time to edit and mix. They’re slightly easier, because there’s not an on-camera spokesperson, so the audio is almost completely post-production voice-over and underscore. Still, a lot goes into the dang things, simply for a few minutes of how-to video.
It’s a necessary process, though, especially in our ‘why-read-the-manual,there’s-probably-a-video’ decade. Videos DO make most installations easier to understand – moving pictures are worth a bunch of words, though we also use a bunch of words in the voice-over. An online video can make nearly anything easier to do yourself – if the video is done clearly and accurately, which we strive mightily to do. But sometimes, if we’re too close to the subject, or too far away, we can make things too complicated. This particular video feels a freckle complicated, but it’s only because the concept of ‘centerlines’ needs to be established if there’s more than one panel going into a room – they all need to be at the same height, or at least look on-purpose (one of my favorite quotes is “anything done on purpose is art”).
So, if our “Acoustic Panel Install” video seems unclear to you, please re-watch it a couple times. If it’s still too complicated, email us – we can probably explain whatever isn’t clear in the installation process. And please email us if you have suggestions for improving our videos, or any other comments – we do enjoy a kind word from time to time, as well. Thanks for watching!