Ryder with his home-made camera rig.
We wanted to make sure we accurately captured the fun and DIY spirit of our very first Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire, so we turned to a Young Maker whose work we already know and admire. Ryder is the team videographer for Learning is for Everyone‘s (your TBMMF organizer) award winning FIRST Tech Challenge robotics team, Team Duct Tape. Ryder’s nuanced eye for meaningful action, angles and editing helped Team Duct Tape earn a spot at the FIRST World Championship when they competed at the Florida FTC State Championship back in February. We thought you’d enjoy learning a bit about Ryder, so you’ll have a heads up when you see him roving about on Saturday.
TBMMF: Please tell us a little about yourself, Ryder.
Ryder: I am 13. I live in Tampa Bay. I make videos for TDT , our FTC robotics team, and for my YouTube channel randomtvusa. I also like to build, and I am a Boy Scout. Also, I like to go camping.
TBMMF: How did you get interested in videography?
Ryder: I got interested in videography after watching Rhett and Links Commercial Kings.
TBMMF: What are some of your favorite films that you’ve made?
Ryder: TDT World (a fundraising video for the team) and the Judges videos, and for my YouTube channel the Batman Advice series and the Duck Tape commercial.
TBMMF: What do you like best about videography?
Ryder: Shooting the video then when you get to see the final video.
TBMMF: What type of equipment do you use?
Ryder: A small vide camera ,clamp lights, a PVC camera rig and and a Clap board.
TBMMF: What’s your dream gear look like?
Ryder: A pro video camera real lights, a nice mic for good sound, and a better editing system.
TBMMF: We know you’ve made some special gear of your own – Can you tell us about it?
Ryder: Well I made a PVC camera rig to make the video steadier.
TBMMF: What else do you like making besides movies?
Ryder: I like making props for movies and other useful things.
You can see more of Ryder’s work at Random TV USA and the Team Duct Tape YouTube Channel. And you can see Ryder at Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire on Saturday. Be sure to say hi, and smile!