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.
Last edited by Poisson Du Jour; 12-02-2009 at 12:56 AM. Click to view previous post history.