Three years ago Julie and I bought our first lovely home. Moving is always a nightmare but we managed it. We did pretty well but one thing that didn't make it was my swivl and camera.
What is a swivl? A swivl is a small robot that holds a camera and points that camera at a small remote. The remote is also a microphone. The swivl is essentially a robot cameraman and sound engineer. My original was instrumental in building Hapkido Online and I felt it's loss.
The one pictured above is the Generation 1 Swivl. Which is what I had. This is obsolete nowadays but still works perfectly for making Hapkido tutorials. Even a used swivl is still usually a couple of hundred dollars.
I realize it's not a vast sum of money, however, I've always run Hapkido Online on a shoestring budget. I keep my costs low and that way I can keep my fees low for you, my students. In fact i haven't raised fees once in the eight years since I began Hapkido Online.
I've been watching Ebay and Amazon off and on hoping to find a used swivl that wouldn't break the bank. Well I found one for $60 on Ebay this evening! I ordered it and it should be here by mid January.
All of you, yes you, pray hard that this thing works. We need it to bring new content to the site. I have some camera options that I believe will work reasonably well. I'll keep you posted.
For now, very excited at the prospect of making new Hapkido videos.
Teacher and Hapkido Online Developer.