Darbin Orvar

Building & Making on Youtube

Darbin Orvar - Girl in a Shop

My adventures in building, diy, construction, testing and finishing.

Newsletter - Overhead Camera Rig, Popular Mechanics & Giveaway!

Hi guys!

How are things? Everything is going well here in the shop. I'm working on a couple of new video concepts and projects, and trying to perfect my editing too which is always interesting.

Did you get a chance to check out my latest video - DIY Overhead Camera Rig?

This is one of those projects that I've been meaning to make for a long time. Anyone who has ever tried to get overhead shots using a tripod knows how annoying it can be, so this set up makes it a lot easier to comfortably write and record, set up time-lapses and just photograph things from an overhead point of view. 

In terms of the editing on this one, I really wanted to go very pure and simple, with instructions and no nonsense. I think it came out good, and it was featured on Instructables homepage as well as on Popular Mechanics, so that was pretty cool.

Want a little more information about my shoppe and the stuff that I'm making? In this video I go over everything that I have in the shoppe, my thoughts about working with different types of wood and more. Tour of the Darbin Orvar Shoppe Products


I've been on YouTube a little over a year now and I'm just about to hit 20,000 subscribers! I'm quite excited about this and to celebrate I'm going to be hosting a giveaway with one of my mallets. In order to enter the giveaway, I'm asking to subscribe to this newsletter (which YOU already are!) and to make sure you're subscribed to Darbin Notes. So if you want a chance to win one of my mallets, just make sure you're also subscribed to my second channel. I will have a video out soon about this, so this is just a little update on what's to come.


I do this full time, so your support means a lot to me! If you'd like to support what I do, then please check out my Patreon page and consider becoming a Patron for exclusive videos and inside info! http://patreon.com/darbinorvar