Turns out I have 89 drills to video for the book .... Yes, 89.
And that's without any preliminary blurb about safety, cut angles, targeting and how to feed well ...
Sat down with G today and by putting together some of the add ups with the basics, we managed to whittle them down to 52.
My next job is to write a script for each, more like bullet points ... No doubt I will ad lib, but keeping on point and not waffling off on a tangent is kinda important when you are filming so many clips.
Then, looking at which angle to film from, head on, or side, lighting, and the intro/extro format to tie the whole thing together ....
I also reckon this batch is just the beginning. As G put it, all the drills are 'rich', meaning there's alot in them, and who knows what will make light bulbs go off for people and what will be complete gibberish.
I am hoping at least this first set will start a dialogue with folks to find the gaps - what needs more explanation, and what flows together well. It's a bit of a departure from other things I've seen on line, and as with any experiment ... I'll just ave to throw it out there and we will see what comes out the other end.
Funny thing is, none of these are really even random flow yet ... More like a variety of games focused on particular aspects of the whole - Some stuff you don't even need to move your feet for!
I don't think Sonny will be turning over in his metaphorical grave though .... There are no preset patterns, and the only repetition is in the solo practices working on blade manipulation.