One cannot help but notice the lack of video around these parts. If you’ll allow me a little back-patting, I like to think that I can shoot a mean video. Indeed I get commissioned to do such things for other people. But I’ve steered clear of making videos for skratchworx and DJWORX. This is mainly because we’re about words and pictures – carefully written lovingly crafted verbiage, as well as studio quality imagery. For me, unless a video adds something to a review, it’s just not worth doing. That’s why we write so many words and don’t just read them out on camera.
But I’m warming up to the idea of making videos, ones of the same quality as our words and pictures, but importantly add something useful. This is such a video – it’s not your normal review clip, but is considerably more direct and effective than most out there. To me, writing or talking about a Decksaver seems like a complete waste of time. To me, it’s better to show and prove, so that’s exactly what I did, and hopefully that’s what we’ll continue to do as well. Not every time you understand – time is often a factor, as is the suitability of the product for a video. And I’m fairly sure that not every manufacturer wants me to defenestrate their latest and greatest from the second floor of the worxlab to see if it will live or die. Interesting fact – Gemini did want me to do just that once, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. I love DJ gear – I don’t want to hurt it.
So have a watch of this Decksaver for Kontrol F1 and X1 review. No spoken words, just actions. I stopped short of running the wheel of a car over it, as that would lapse into the realms of utter pointlessness. Neither will I be blending, setting fire to or applying WMDs to the new shiny that comes our way.
I hope you like this clip – it acts as a product review and an ad for DJWORX. As a frustrated creative, I’m never happy with my work, but this has been a highly cathartic exercise that has freed my mind to find a video direction I’m happy with. Feel free to share, but do try to send people back here. Enjoy and spread the DJWORX word.
I’ve also put it up on the now enabled DJWORX Youtube channel for those who prefer that troll-ridden but considerably more effective video outlet:
UPDATE: I didn’t think I’d have to even consider doing this but…
DJWORX and/or Decksavers are not responsible or liable for any damage caused to your expensive DJ gear if you’re insane enough to try this at home. DJ gear is not designed to be hit with a hammer, run under a tap or stood on by a 12 stone man with a pair of DMs on. This isn’t Jackass.