I'm got a large rope today and the ends were fraying quickly, so I turned to these sailor's tricks and ended up with really secure ends. Let's see how they hold up to the pulling.
maybe I'll try this sometime.
I noticed immediately that it feels really good to do some physical work, even just moving my fingers. The texture of the rope and the small twine felt rough and nice and holding up the tension while whipping the ends really helped my concentration.
basically, I want to be able to film like this, down the rope, so I'm looking at different possible camera mounts I can make.