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 Post subject: The Japanese Sword Video Magazine (youtube).
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:59 pm 
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As we mentioned in an earlier post we are about to embark on a new exciting project of a regular sword video magazine on youtube. We are now an official Partner Channel, and have access to the Youtube Space, in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo. As with majority of free services we give to the public in our efforts that are "Dedicated to the Preservation and Promotion of Japanese Swords, Swordsmiths and Related Crafts", the Youtube "The Japanese Sword Video Magazine" will also be free. However. you will have to suffer the pesky ads (our apologies in advance). We do not ask for help often here, but as this is a sizable project involving the expertise from various people from different fields (music, animation, translators & subtitles, guests, guest directors, and editors, volunteers, etc) we need your help to get it off the ground!! We need specialist equipment, editing software, etc, etc.

We will be starting a Kickstarter page in the near future with various sizes of Tamahagane as gifts (these will also apply to the wishlist-we make the promise here). We are aiming at first starting as a quarterly video magazine, then as the team comes together, we hope to post more frequently. Our segments will include educational items, a regular fittings koza/review by Ford Hallam of Following the iron brush, interviews with the many sword craftsmen and scholars working today, explanations of great swords by top Japanese scholars, top sword martial artists, reports on sword events and news in Japan, and from around the world. It is an chance to get a regular peek into the sword world. With your support, it could be an exciting project. In the meantime, we have started a wish list on Amazon. There are some relatively inexpensive items there too. We would be grateful for any help received. Also, we are looking for any equipment/advertising sponsors. Or, if you have any second hand equipment that suits our needs, we would be grateful for that too.

Let's get swording!

Paul Martin
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Alternatively, you can donate through our fundrazr campaign.

https://fundrazr.com/stories/74ua72?psi ... 228618e0cf

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 Post subject: Re: The Japanese Sword Video Magazine (youtube).
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:54 pm 
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Awesome idea, I'm loving it. Sounds it will be a great project.

I was wondering if it's just me, but for me the Fundrazr says campaign not launched.

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 Post subject: Re: The Japanese Sword Video Magazine (youtube).
 Post Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:18 pm 
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Hi, Thanks for your interest. The Fundrazr has now successfully launched.

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 Post subject: Re: The Japanese Sword Video Magazine (youtube).
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:14 am 
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I realize that it may feel like a gamble for some of you to donate. However, without the start up funds it also makes it harder to achieve, but we are getting there. I have already been speaking with several people who are willing to talk about interesting subjects. As I first stated, we are aiming at a quarterly edition first, to get the ball rolling and improve our skills. I don't want to rush and put out a half-assed effort that no-one will find interesting.

There are several factors to consider. TV presentation has evolved over the years, to the point where we have the likes of youtube, and anyone can put out videos. Someone sent me a link to a TedX talk by a Youtube representative speaking on what makes videos go viral. Whilst it mainly didn't apply to the TJSVM, it was interesting to note video/online presentation is different to most things that have gone before, now it is mostly kinda personalized into a vlogging style. I have to take this element, combine it with the traditional Japanese sword world, also incorporate elements of Japanese up-beat presentation styles, appeal to a wide demographic audience. I want to put out something good. It's a tough trail, and probably another labor of love, but I think it needs to be done.

https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/4aqO8

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 Post subject: Re: The Japanese Sword Video Magazine (youtube).
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:31 am 
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Kevin's tsuba has been sold! Many thanks to Fred and Kevin. The project is moving along. It will take a bit of time as I am learning as I go along, and want to put out the best product that can within my limits as an amateur. I am not promising, but am aiming for something to go out early next year. I will probably disappear from public view for a while, so that I can concentrate on the project later in the year.

In the meantime, I will also see many of you at the All Japan Taikai in October, and the Dai Token Ichi on the Friday only. Thanks again to everyone all of your support. We still need donations though, some more equipment to buy, and there are other overheads to cover for other aspects. However, we are getting there. I have had some very positive responses from the Japanese side. Exciting times.

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 Post subject: Re: The Japanese Sword Video Magazine (youtube).
 Post Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:38 am 
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OK, just thrown a trailer together to try to get more interest before the fundrazr campaign ends.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO-CCLXZ ... gbQuO_awUQ

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 Post subject: Re: The Japanese Sword Video Magazine (youtube).
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In case anyone missed it. The first episode.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KRR1tu ... gbQuO_awUQ

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 Post subject: Re: The Japanese Sword Video Magazine (youtube).
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Good first episode Paul. John


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