For those of you who figured you would take a miss on the Bridge Hammock Thread until the movie came out, your wait is over.
I've put together a documentary style pair of videos on DIY bridge hammocks. I'll put the embedded versions at the bottom of the post.
Next time I do something like this I'll scare up a wireless microphone. Even though I was in a city park with about 100 acres of woods, you can hear the traffic, in one case an airplane. Sounds like I'm in the middle of an intersection. I tinkered some with audio editing but the results of that were worse than the traffic sounds.
The only thing more painful than hearing yourself speak on an audio recording is seeing yourself speak on a video recording. "ah duh,", "hmm", "oh"... If there are some transitions that seem particularly abrupt it's because something fairly terrible had to be clipped out.
My thanks to the 14 (count 'em, 14) Hammock Forums members who I found who built a DIY bridge hammock and posted pictures. Every one of them consented to have their photos used, and one even took some more for me to use unbidden. Apologies to anyone I missed.
Thanks to turk also, for the Hammock TV cover. I liked it.
Lastly, the apparent synchronization between sound and video at the very end of part 2 was completely, utterly, and totally accidental. I shot that scene without any thought to sound, later decided on the tune to play, and lined up the end of the sound track with the end of the video. It Just Happened that way. Really.
Part 1 : about 8 minutes
Part 2 : about 9 minutes