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11/03/2017 04:30:59

sgnrmedia
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So I've been working on adding a little more variety into things for my micro video blog.

Threw in a third camera angle, and a couple cross fades to mix in with the hard cuts.

Let me know what you think

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11/03/2017 13:08:52

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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sgnrmedia wrote:
So I've been working on adding a little more variety into things for my micro video blog.

Threw in a third camera angle, and a couple cross fades to mix in with the hard cuts.

Let me know what you think


Variety is generally good. The million dollar questions are: what kind of variety? And how to introduce it? I'm sure there are as many opinions as there are people, but here's mine:

You are dealing in two distinct things, and each has its own sweet spots and pitfalls. The first thing is humor. On one hand, humor fits well in any environment... even a sound-only environment like radio. That's because humor is all about nuance... choice of words, length of pause... tone of voice etc. You might be limiting your effectiveness in that sweet spot by using a synthetic voice, because it inherently strips out all of the human nuance and replaces it with monotone... which is the opposite of variety. On the other hand, there is something funny about hearing rants in an emotionless delivery. So... you have creative control. You get to make the artistic decision about how to best serve the needs of your material.

The other thing is the visual medium of video. Video lets your material appeal to a whole new set of audience sensibilities. Or not. Anybody who has been to church knows that watching a person lecture is not particularly exciting. Watching an animated person lecture... is that more interesting? Or less? No doubt there will be people on both sides of that opinion. In general, I think it would be a better use of video to ILLUSTRATE what you are talking about, rather than just showing an animated character talk about it. (However, given the content of this vlog, I have to wonder how that would have worked out....) ;-)


But it takes time to create a bunch of sets that illustrate the many points you make in one of these vlogs, and that would dramatically impact your ability to generate new content every day. Also, there's no doubt that running a text script through a synthetic voice is faster than recording your own voice... and in the world of vlogging, the ability to keep generating content is the main goal.

To summarize: quality video takes time, but successful vlogging needs fresh content delivered on a regular basis. I think your current paradigm is good for a vlog, but by all means, to whatever extent possible, add variety. There is so much truly interesting content on youtube that its hard to hold an audience's attention. Click-away rates are high even for the best material. There is probably a golden balance of quality vs quantity that spells success in the vlogosphere, and finding that balance is where you are right now.

Vloggers (like Joe Rogan) and comedians (like all of them) rely heavily on their personality for audience appeal. So, one question to ask is whether or not an animated dialog presents your personality well enough to get subscribers to your channel.

Bottom line: you are onto something here. Tweak it and market it.

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edited by PatMarrNC on 11/03/2017
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