Hey, John. Hang tight, I'll get to it.
You're right, definitely not a pro job. It is perspective you're looking for, not perspection. You come over kinda dryish. Someone probably took exception to your presentation style and focused on a couple of points just to make theirs.
You know what? So what! I now know you, your voice, your face, and know that if I ever were to come back to Louisville for some White Castles I would have to look you up in Richmond (not sure where that is).
Don't sweat. I love the 'Doin' the Twist.' Puts me in mind of some A of G preachers from my childhood. And that's, that's, about all. ;p
I'd drop the comedy
I dont believe you care if a single person learns anything about these cameras
Oh God, some of those comments are just so grossly stupid. Please, who do they bloody well think they are with no references to any of their own work or skills capacity, they could be flipping burgers at McChuckers for kicks, rather than working earnestly on LF skills!
Here some of my observations:
Subtitles for hearing impaired people would be a very good idea as you gain skills and tinker with movies over time, and:
• Have good lighting present soft focal spots, for yourself and camera/hands
• Keep your face in full view of the camera: you do this well, but not consistently
(and speak well, too), but the lighting is less than ideal and there are some obstructions and fumbly moments (we all have them!);
• Don't look down or away at such an angle as to impede viewer lipreading capacity
• Zoom in on important points such as movement controls.
I like the video and I personally (as an art critic who literally set fire to a photograph with words) I'm not going to stoop so low as the utterly reprehensible respondents to your post on YouTube. I like your response:
If you do not have a video yourself, or at least a web page, please do not comment. If you think you can make a better video, then do so. I encourage all videos about large format photography. If you think this video is horrible, simply comment and correct a mistake. I do not care if you think the video is crap. If you have nothing constructive to say, I will delete your comment.
Well, you all have inspired me to make a better video. And now, with the proper tools to do so, I shall. Thank you, and this wonderful community, for the corrections, and the encouragement!
You're Welcome, John. Like I said, they're just bored and small minded to just be picking on someone.
I liked the video very much. It wasn't stiff. You dropped things.
Hey, when you get your new video up and runnning, add it to the videos here on APUG.
Great start! Not much for me to add to the other posts here.
Some random suggestions:
Clear the table of unneeded stuff (distracting)
Better yet, put the camera on a tripod instead of loose on the table
Be next to the camera, not behind it (the tripod might help this)
Use the video camera focused on the GG to demo movements -- some tabletop still lives would be useful (get a lens!)
Try to cover the same info in half the time
Looking forward to the next video. :)