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randyrhoads

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Video tips/feedback
« on: March 13, 2017, 10:56:24 AM »
With the possibility of going to South Africa soon, and maybe a 7 month adventure traveling from Alaska to Baja with adventureman dan, I'm looking to improve my filming and editing.

For thise of you who watch my video and channel- What do you like/dislike? What keeps your attention and what bores you to death?

What specifically can I improve on, from filming in the water, to how I edit?

All feedback appreciated.

Offline DG

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Re: Video tips/feedback
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2017, 12:51:52 PM »
Crazy ass music makes me mute a lot of videos.  If my wife is in the room all videos are muted or she thinks I am watching porn so I guess that really doesn't matter that much after all. 

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Re: Video tips/feedback
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2017, 01:22:03 PM »
I skip all long intros. I normally skip the first :30, although the consistency is nice, i think it takes away from the video. I also mute loud or too intense music/noise.

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Offline ryang85

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Re: Video tips/feedback
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2017, 04:45:34 PM »
I personaly like semi crazy music, but just crazy enough for the video, i find some videos fit well with AC DC and some work with slower as long as you can time the changes in the music with the exciting parts of the video. Like the last video with the sharks works perfect with ACDC.   Im still trying to find a balance with mine. 
 Also for editing i use a pogram called DaVinci resolve.  Its super confusing at first but after a few youtube tutorials it gets a lot easier,  and i have yet to put out a full video with it but so far its been a world of a difference in color editing, makes it so some colors stand out and you can see inside of caves and helps a lot with murk and deep dark dives.   Im a few fish away from my next one, all i have is 4 lingcod and a seal.  On saturday one of my instagram videos with dinky little lingcod got 5300 views in one night,   im not yet sure why that one was 5000 views more than the rest.  They are all pretty similar.

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Re: Video tips/feedback
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2017, 05:29:40 PM »
Crazy ass music makes me mute a lot of videos.  If my wife is in the room all videos are muted or she thinks I am watching porn so I guess that really doesn't matter that much after all.

Ya maybe it's because we are different people but I hate your music lol I'm sure people hate the music I put in mine too. So don't know how to offer a solution, it's just too intense for me I guess?

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Re: Video tips/feedback
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2017, 08:48:40 PM »
Seriously I have not listened to one of your videos in awhile because of past psychedelic ones.  I can handle AC/DC and may give them another try if they don't make me feel like I just took some acid.  I am just guessing what it would feel like.  I wouldn't listen to gangster rap either but that's just me. 

Always good to try and figure out better ways to improve your videos .  Especially if you are making money on YouTube.  I haven't uploaded any in awhile since I found Instagram. 

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Re: Video tips/feedback
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2017, 10:59:01 PM »
Or you could go dgs route... boreing vid with no music!

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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2017, 11:55:04 PM »
Or you could go dgs route... boreing vid with no music!
Don't do that.  That's my easy editing method.  I just don't like wasting a bunch of time looking for music and editing them.  Gio doesn't need back up.  He asked for feedback so I gave some.  I thought that was a minor thing in the big picture and overall like watching them.  If you like them the way they are just say that.  If he gets a bunch of happy viewers then there is no need to change and I am sure he would feel good to know it.

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Re: Video tips/feedback
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2017, 09:02:46 AM »
Crazy ass music makes me mute a lot of videos.  If my wife is in the room all videos are muted or she thinks I am watching porn so I guess that really doesn't matter that much after all.

Ya maybe it's because we are different people but I hate your music lol I'm sure people hate the music I put in mine too. So don't know how to offer a solution, it's just too intense for me I guess?

I guess it's just too personal to cater to everyone because I hate other people's music as well haha

lol.
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Re: Video tips/feedback
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2017, 09:48:01 AM »
What really surprised me was seeing a Rob Allen video with psytrance.

I appreciate all feedback. Not going to hurt my feelings I'm looking for constructive criticism.

Anyone got anything besides music that you don't like? Ive got a really expensive editing program (FCPX) I know I'm not using to its full potential. Just don't say my small fish haha

haha, yeah.. if only those fish were bigger... lol  ;D

What camera are you using?
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Re: Video tips/feedback
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2017, 10:24:18 AM »
Like everyone else here I've watched approximately a million spearfishing videos however I've never made any of my own. I've watched plenty of yours and in general I like them.

I think music is a very individual preference. I like some and dislike some. I actually like the natural water sounds too.

Your intro could probably be edited down a tad, as you've mentioned. I don't really care about intros but I understand that it's important for continuity and identification since you're not just making videos for shits and giggles.

The biggest thing, in my opinion, about spearfishing videos, is how similar they all are. The greatest challenge of the genre is to come up with something original. Watching a dive, a light shining in the hole and then the spear shot into the fish is a great trope that I enjoy, but there's only so much of that one can watch before it gets repetitive.

I imagine that given the footage that one collects while diving, the editing becomes the most important part driving the quality of the final product since it's not every dive you'll capture something extraordinary.

One thing I like that we don't often see is footage of each other diving, rather than the usual point-of-view perspective. Watching another diver's form and movements (especially if they're a good diver!) can be really useful, instructive and enjoyable, plus it's a nice shift from the norm.

I hope this is useful. I'll keep watching regardless.

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Re: Video tips/feedback
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2017, 07:21:53 PM »
Like everyone else here I've watched approximately a million spearfishing videos however I've never made any of my own. I've watched plenty of yours and in general I like them.

I think music is a very individual preference. I like some and dislike some. I actually like the natural water sounds too.

Your intro could probably be edited down a tad, as you've mentioned. I don't really care about intros but I understand that it's important for continuity and identification since you're not just making videos for shits and giggles.

The biggest thing, in my opinion, about spearfishing videos, is how similar they all are. The greatest challenge of the genre is to come up with something original. Watching a dive, a light shining in the hole and then the spear shot into the fish is a great trope that I enjoy, but there's only so much of that one can watch before it gets repetitive.

I imagine that given the footage that one collects while diving, the editing becomes the most important part driving the quality of the final product since it's not every dive you'll capture something extraordinary.

One thing I like that we don't often see is footage of each other diving, rather than the usual point-of-view perspective. Watching another diver's form and movements (especially if they're a good diver!) can be really useful, instructive and enjoyable, plus it's a nice shift from the norm.

I hope this is useful. I'll keep watching regardless.
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Re: Video tips/feedback
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2017, 10:38:19 PM »
I personally like your videos and intro gets me pumped!

One of my favorite things when watching spearfishing videos is different shots of the same dive. I like seeing there view and also guns view. And less video of rocks when people are reaching deep in holes.
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Re: Video tips/feedback
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2017, 12:10:06 PM »
I enjoy your dive videos. I like the intro. It gives a little background on the person diving.  It would be cool to have more cameras in different positions but I guess this isn't Hollywood. Look forward to the next one.
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