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Postby Robin Fawcett » Wed May 06, 2015 8:32 pm

Anyone watch Jim Steel knocking up a Windsor chair just now?
What did you think?

I thought it was great that there was no snooty commentary or back/foreground music... but it made chairmaking look like an esoteric torture!
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Re: Slow TV

Postby TonyH » Wed May 06, 2015 9:41 pm

I did. Just as he was getting to the interesting bit of getting all the holes to line up - the director cut to a lengthy shot of his outdoor plug socket :roll:
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Re: Slow TV

Postby Robin Fawcett » Wed May 06, 2015 10:31 pm

Yes - there were some dodgy shots there but it's easy to criticise...
I think it showed people why a handmade chair costs At Least £600-800
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Re: Slow TV

Postby Donald Todd » Thu May 07, 2015 1:39 pm

Robin Fawcett wrote:Yes - there were some dodgy shots there but it's easy to criticise...
I think it showed people why a handmade chair costs At Least £600-800

The speed of construction and the large inventory of tools are a major contributor to the cost. I was disappointed to see the prevalence of power tools in use. The emphasis in all three of the series was too "arty": no stage in the latter two was shown adequately or given context. In the case of the chair construction using hand tools alone would have given a far better impression, quieter too. Concentrating on aligning and measuring would emphasise the skill involved.
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Re: Slow TV

Postby Chas » Thu May 07, 2015 7:38 pm

Missed it :cry:
But I'll watch it on catch up in a bit 8)
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Re: Slow TV

Postby redsquirrel » Wed May 20, 2015 10:06 pm

I saw it. I thought the chair making was interesting, but that seemed to account for 20% of the program,the remainder was the arty trend of the producer showing shavings falling on to boots and any amount of other trivia. Overall rating for the program was poor. You get more from a 6 minute youtube video from our better presenters, I accept there are many rubbish youtube vids.
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