Feedback/Suggestions Appreciated on YouTube Channel
Posted 02 June 2014 - 12:11 PM
I'm trying not to retread the same ground as other anime reviewers and view count is not really a big concern to me (so I'm avoiding any click baiting), as long as the content is good and the people who do watch find it enjoyable. I find this channel is sort of a companion to my written blog.
Posted 02 June 2014 - 01:24 PM
As far as the camera goes your depth of field is much too shallow. It looks like no more than about 3 inches of your face is in focus. What camera are you using?
I think you do explain things well, but I feel your tone is a bit monotonous. So at times I got a little... bored, for a lack of a better term. I think you could benefit from being a little more upbeat and excited about your subject matter, or just varying your tone.
And, I noticed you say "um" a lot. It's a common problem, so don't feel bad. I took a speech class in college that really helped break us of the "um" habit. For some people it's "like" or "and", so the first step is identifying what your "um" word is. Then you just have to practice not saying which means you need to be listening to yourself when you speak and catching them. Also, having a script or even bullet points written out that you can glance at will help you to stop because it keeps you focused on what you are trying to say, and you don't have to pause and think. Those moments when people pause and think of what they are trying to say is where the filler words like "um" happen.
I think you're heading in a good direction though overall. It's better than I expected actually. I see a lot of potential from you.
Posted 02 June 2014 - 08:07 PM
Hopefully my comfort in front of the camera will improve with practice. I'll try mixing up my tone as you suggested. I shot everything with little or no prep, all in one take (which is probably evident). Having some bullet points to glance at is actually a good idea, plus it can help me focus on reducing my "umms". Part of the reason I decided to try this was to become a better speaker actually.
Thanks for your suggestions!
Posted 02 June 2014 - 09:07 PM
I'm also in a very small apartment, so I know how you feel. Even the green screen "room" that I use is actually just a big closet. Gotta make do with what little you have!
I thought you looked comfortable in front of the camera. You didn't seem nervous.
Posted 03 June 2014 - 01:05 PM