minespatch

Skeledork videos(please critique)

Recommended Posts

minespatch    95597

With some help from the EFAP discord, I have now feel confident enough to try Youtube again. This is my first skeledork video. Please tell me what I should do in the future. My next video is taking a note from Honest trailers and asking for quotes.

Spoiler

 

My early attempt at doing reviews back in 2010.

 

 

 

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CarlZalph    5416

While these may seem general, they're things I picked up from others over time.

 

A good microphone goes a long way to ensuring the audio for voice is clear, but it doesn't need to be an expensive studio quality one.  Just a standalone that isn't integrated in a laptop or headset with a good frequency input range.

Wind mask (AKA pop filter) to lower breath noises can be made with some pantyhose stretched over the area between you and the microphone and really helps with post processing for cleaner edits.  I know of a person who uses a wire coat hanger bent into a rectangle for this purpose, though I'd probably make a circular shape for a more equal distribution of the wind across the surface.

Speaking too quickly or slowly is a hard thing to balance and is really determined by who your target audience is.  If it's a thing for people on the go, then faster is better as they'd just want the details and none of the fluff.  Meanwhile if it's someone sitting down and wanting a real in-depth how-to, then slowing down and explaining things step by step is better.  You be the judge on that one.

A lot of people create personalities for the sake of comedy or entertainment value.  A persona, if you will, wherein you'd do things you normally wouldn't for the benefit of the audience.  This also lets you hide certain facets of yourself to gain a form of confidence if you're lacking it.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
minespatch    95597
2 hours ago, CarlZalph said:

Speaking too quickly or slowly is a hard thing to balance and is really determined by who your target audience is. 

That's my biggest problem right now. My first take was too fast, so I tried to slow it down. Gonna try slowing myself down as soon as people her my next video, which is quotation requests(which will help down the voice for my audience).

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Canis    13334

Be sure to enunciate your words. Most people (myself included) are very used to softly slurring their words because the English language is a pile of dog crap, and putting in a little effort in that regard helps a ton.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
minespatch    95597
On 1/24/2020 at 4:23 PM, Canis said:

Be sure to enunciate your words. Most people (myself included) are very used to softly slurring their words because the English language is a pile of dog crap, and putting in a little effort in that regard helps a ton.

Well, I finally made my second video, hope you can take a look and see if it's what you said:

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
minespatch    95597
On 1/31/2020 at 1:56 PM, Kuba5565 said:

I like your voice.

Thanks bud, here's my newest video:

 

5b6ab7469c5a1_Arieldoodeet.thumb.png.f6547cc2f53168cd1ff7ab807bc7b172.png

Apologies to @Canis for covering your comment with a gif. If I ever do another quotes video, I'll try not to cover your comment.

Edited by minespatch
  • Like 2
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
minespatch    95597

I can already see the complaints on this vid. I tried to remove the noise and awful popping but the sound is very crazy. Still, looking forward to raise money for a pop filter so I can avoid these mistakes in the future.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
minespatch    95597

I feel defeated... My father pressured me at last minute to change the thumbnail, title, and description as soon as I woke up. I worked hard on that titlecard in 6 in the morning and instead he wanted me to "make the video a surprise" and because it wasn't about JoeBiden. :wilson_facepalm:

5e84c38cc06f6_thumbnailcrownfishbiden.png.221405d58f8408279ce60e05c4cbf3f2.pngMine

91770448_219950882669648_56774107533934592_n.thumb.png.6124eda84c1e2a7eee0298793c8db707.pngHis

He got what he wanted.

...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
minespatch    95597

I got a new review. Big thanks to the influencer who gave me the game for free. It was worth the play but I'm looking forward to getting my older laptop so I can record audio in my closet.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
minespatch    95597

After struggling with audio issues, people on the EFAP discord told me to use my phone since it has a integrated pop filter. Broke my phone a week ago, so hoping to record audio when that it fixed again.:wilsondisappointed:

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
minespatch    95597

My video on Renaldo Fryman I planned for four or so months.

Next one is Chromophobia. My "comics that made me cry video" is taking a while to script.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
autumnsbeast    1059

I don't know why, but your first videos reminded me of Daniel Johnston's songs, and it personally strikes me. I found your vids entertaining and enjoyable. Nice job, pal!

Edited by autumnsbeast
  • GL Happy 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now