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Join Date: Aug 2006
Rubbish "how to" videos on Youtube
This is a real bugbear of mine. If you go to the trouble of filming a "how to" video to share on the interweb, it has to encompass a few basic principles.
1) Explain what it is you're doing - properly. And why.
2) Explain the technique and tools you will be employing.
3) Consider angles, lighting and process as you prepare and undertake the filming.
4) Provide a helpful, informative, encouraging, honest and straightforward commentary.
5) Follow a helpful step by step approach.
6) Highlight potential pitfalls or handy things to know by the wayside.
7) Provide telling "before" and "after" shots if necessary or possible.
8) Provide any other helpful and ancilliary information along the way.
There's probably more, and some of the rules are more important than others, I expect.
I really hate it when people post up videos saying "I had this a knockin saand from my fron end......here's whit ah deed"
Then we get a long explanation of tools used.....
Then we get under the car/house/shed and...
A voice says "well, it took a bit longer than ah ixpictit - but she'd be ready to go now"
Actually, I am going to post some of the worst on here I think.