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Another Opinion Needed...And It Doesn't Matter What Kind Of Model You Build


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Regardless of  what you do or don't build, here's your chance to tell me...and everyone else who visits this forum....what style of video you like or don't like on Youtube.  I'm working on developing a new kit build channel.  Since I don't have the capability at the moment to produce full motion videos...and everything I've ever produced for books, magazines, etc has been static slides....I need to know the following:

Visit the channel...The M-Files...and view at least part of the current video.  If you like it, wonderful.  If not, tell me why.  I have several more vehicle videos I can post, using the same style as the one you're looking at...text description of the next image...and eventually moving on to other subjects, including aircraft and science fiction.  But I have to start with what I have or can adapt.  BTW, the next one, for those who are interested, will probably be the old AMT Clydesdale Hitch.

Anyhoo, your help will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance!

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Personally, I don’t like it when the host blathers on and on about unrelated things for 10 minutes.  You know, like how he had the best tacos today at some place he can’t quite remember, but the tacos were so good mmmmmm.  Or wondering where his left sock went, and going off on a tangent about inter-dimensional laundry dryer theory and such.

Eating / chewing while doing the video is also a turn-off.  And swigging drinkies between lines.  I like hosts who are organized and prepared - it drives me nuts to have to sit through several minutes of the host digging around off-screen to find something, all the while losing his train of thought.  Gah.

If I had a channel, I would expect to be immediately bombarded with reaction videos with morons doing all of the above.  But since I don’t, the wiseacres can just suck it.

Guys like Plasmo and Nightshift are good in my opinion.  But they do gloss over some nuts and bolts stuff that would have been informative to see.  I do like self deprecating humor.  The uber-experten who don’t even smile turn me off.  I mean… why so serious?

Good luck on your videos, and hope a lot of people smash that “like” button!

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Another site had a link to a Leno "presentation" of an interesting car so I took a look.  Ten minutes or so of him blathering on while blocking most of the car with his face or bulk.  The move he made to block the view of the engine as he lifted the hood looked well rehearsed.  One could tell the color of the car, not much else.

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9 hours ago, Neo said:

Guys like Plasmo and Nightshift are good in my opinion.  But they do gloss over some nuts and bolts stuff that would have been informative to see.

Ditto. Both have great content that is clear and concise.

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Very nice job on the video. I too like that there is no useless talking to kill time. Keep up the good work.

David Von Almen, Gentleman Modeler

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On 10/19/2022 at 4:12 AM, Nortley said:

Another site had a link to a Leno "presentation" of an interesting car so I took a look.  Ten minutes or so of him blathering on while blocking most of the car with his face or bulk.  The move he made to block the view of the engine as he lifted the hood looked well rehearsed.  One could tell the color of the car, not much else.

Ah yes, the classic case of the most of the host.  We had a weatherman here that used to stand in front of the weather map and gesture wildly with both arms, completely blocking the view.

If one is not camera-friendly, then staying out of the frame is a good idea.  If you look like a movie star, then OK show yer mug.  But people want to see the model, not perfect shining white teeth.

And if a major disaster strikes, it might be helpful to document it, but don’t dwell on it.  Just focus on the recovery procedure.

So basically, good lighting and camera angle, organized work area, well scripted and rehearsed presentation, and a little self-deprecating humor will go a long way to making a good, watchable video.

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First, write a script. Eliminate any extraneous, not-on-topic material. Have someone review script to see if it makes sense and includes all important points. Rehearse shoot, positioning camera so as not to block important elements of story and noting same. Shoot video, sticking to script.

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