RedBull creation update: Fantastic videos from the welder company!

As I’ve been wandering around today, I saw a couple people filming all day. They were crawling on their bellies, climbing things, and doing interviews. It isn’t that surprising till I found out they’re from Lincoln Electric, the company that supplied the plasma cutter and the welders.

During our conversation, they gave me some tips on how to use my new camera (I literally had no idea and no time to research before today). I pulled up their videos and was blown away. Great footage and nice amusing editing.

Some of you might be asking yourselves again, “why point out what is obviously just marketing?”

For the same reason we love the RedBull Creation challenge. If a company wants to promote their stuff by holding an awesome event that encourages people to build things, we will support them.

13 thoughts on “RedBull creation update: Fantastic videos from the welder company!

        1. Well, we get a good look up people’s nostrils, and we learn that they mostly have serious facial hair ;-)

          Number one thing that pisses me off in a video: guy/girl is doing something interesting, or demonstrating something, and all we get to see is a closeup of their nose. I have seen it so often – “Now, if we move this over here, then….” and all we see is their face!!

          1. I know! I was really excited with the first video. I mean, they were interviewing a guy, with some serious looking facial hair. I braced myself a little for loaded questions to the interviewees about the tools–but I expected to hear more from the teams about their projects, or experience there. Instead I was just left with silly montages. Am I to believe that these videos are Lincoln Electrics’ cream of the crop?

  1. OK if you want to support sponsors, but with 0 content and horrible beards?.. please spare us.

    Make it clear it has no content next time.

    1. I can understand your disdain for commercial videos without content, but if you don’t like horrible [sic] beards you’ve come to the wrong place. :)>

  2. “Some of you might be asking yourselves again, “why point out what is obviously just marketing?”

    For the same reason we love the RedBull Creation challenge. If a company wants to promote their stuff by holding an awesome event that encourages people to build things, we will support them.”

    One thing I would suggest is adding a disclaimer stating whether or not the involved companies are sponsors. I watch woodworking shows and am always amused at how everything turns into a Kreg pocket-hole project when Kreg is sponsoring the show. I’m not trying to imply anything by this – just saying it would be good information to disclose when these kinds of videos are posted.

    1. Hrm. like the companies that lent the big tools to the venue? I mean no one can say that any of these projects have anything to do with redbull, but everyone sure used those tools from lincoln electric and the laser cutters.

      1. I should have been clearer. I meant sponsors of hackaday – it wouldn’t matter if they sponsored the contest or not as the redbull creation contest itself is a third party. This post contains advertising for Lincoln Electric, so the relationship between Lincoln Electric and hackaday comes into question with respect to possible financial motivation, etc…

        1. oh. Well, in that case you can rest easy knowing that hackaday has ZERO financial sponsors. There are no companies that pay us directly for anything, not even the ads you see, that is all done through adsense.

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