Hi everybody! This is the first part of what will likely be three parts. In the intro I introduce what we are working on, with some tips on how to, and how not to, do it. Next, I will show you some push training ideas relating to this type of rotation. In the last segment I will explain how all of this relates to TDD #3 & 4 and also how you can do some push training with those exercises.
I made a couple of mistakes when filming these. On one of the takes my camera was on the wrong setting so that it didn’t film as well. On all of the takes I had natural light coming in behind the camera along with the artificial lighting. I thought this would be a good idea, but natural light varies here at this time of year. So, that variation wasn’t good for the shoot. From now on I’ll just shoot with artificial light only. And finally, there is a way to synchronize my off angle shots with the main shots. This can be done automatically with my sophisticated editing software . . . but I haven’t learned how to do that yet so you will notice at one point where the dialogue and film is off a bit.
I went ahead edited both takes together so that instruction repeats throughout the video. I did this on purpose. What is said is important a bears repeating. Once again I post this with the understanding that the “good stuff” can’t be seen. Nevertheless, everyone begins by copying what they see on the outside (whether in person or not) and by trying to do what they think they understand ought to be done. This is a necessary evil, so one might as well start now. Please listen carefully and do your best. If it isn’t difficult, you probably aren’t doing it correctly.
Few more tips: You will hear Tom correcting me at times. That’s good stuff. Either you are doing things right, or you aren’t. Reality has no respect for “seniority.” So keep it real. Also, if you look at my mouth, you will see that it often moves in the direction I’m trying to move. This is me subconsciously trying to move more tissue (rather than must moving bones). Sometimes my mouth gets caught up in the “call” to move. Moving one’s mouth isn’t helpful, but moving tissue sure is. So don’t be satisfied with just large gross movement. You want your tissues to move how, and where, you tell them to. Oh, and one more thing . . . I show movement on the front part of my body, but just like a spinning tire, there must be equal movement around the entire body.
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