Yet another vote to lose the music. Or at least pick something soft and subtle. I know you have a lot of games to go through, but the 30 second descriptions really didn't make me want to check out any games I wasn't familiar with. I'm not sure if there's a middle ground; a way to give more info on the games while keeping the time down.
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This is great Tom! Great to see you in action after listening to hundreds of hours of you talking with no video to accompany it. Looking forward to the next 19 episodes. How often do you figure on putting these out? By the time you get to numbers 5 through 1, your 95-100 games may have changed to completely different titles.
I won't lose the music, as it's the Dice Tower's new theme. But I will make it quieter while talking. I'll try to increase light and get a better mike.
I plan to put these all out in the space of a month. I won't promise one every day, but I'll get them out fairly quickly. Now that I have the groundwork done, I'll be able to get the next one done slightly quicker.
Very nice. I agree with everyone who says to drop the music. It's too distracting. This probably falls under the category of Too Much Work, but I'd love to see a quick cut to a closeup of the components for each game. Otherwise, this is great with the perfect amount of commentary.
The music did not bother me all that much and I think that your quick synopsis of each game was just about right. Just enough information to pique the interest of the viewer without going into mind numbing details. Keep up the good work.
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Very nice video! Looking forward to the rest of the top 100!
Also great to see you moving on screen. I'll have a better understanding now of what your doing when listening to the dice tower. Wow, does Sam ever have to duck when your talking?! Any chances of bringing the dice tower to this format?
Can you have 2 camera angles? Even with a tighter frame, I think it's going to be hard to see anything up close. So maybe you need cut to a second "close up" camera to really show the components. Then you won't strain to put your head over the 10 days board, you just position the board for the second camera.
Also, maybe you should take your hat off (I got the feeling you were about to run out the door).
Don't leave the music running in the background. Not that there's anything wrong with it, but it's too distracting and most of all - stressful! Keep it for intro and outro though.
I agree with the people asking for a closer POV. Also, if you could just do a few cuts to close ups of the components for each game, it would be great. Do each set like you did now, and then do individual close up shots of crucial components afterwards and edit these into the main footage, but keep the sound from the main footage going. Wouldn't require much more work but would add alot as far as value goes.
Mighty impressed that you did it all in one take without stuttering even once!
I agree with much of what Mr. Skeletor said. You have a very engaging style; I enjoyed listening to you and watching you.
However, I'm guessing that you're turning to video because you want people to have a visual experience of the games. Even with a tighter frame (which is essential), I don't think you can really see the components or the boards. I understand that you don't want to put the amount of time into it that Scott does, but if you can talk someone into helping you out, possibly by zooming in and out occasionally, we could actually see the games.
Personally, I'd like you to spend an extra minute on a description of game play for each one. There wasn't quite enough meat for me to really pique my interest.
Honestly, though, even if you didn't make any improvements, I'd still watch all of them because you're a very good speaker, and I'm interested in what you have to say.
I liked it. Your style, presence and voice are easy to listen too. The setting was very interesting and all in all I think it was a great start to your video career. I won't bother telling you what to improve or try because you will get a million people that will cover all the points. Looking forward to seeing more of your videos and hopefully they can be longer. Good Luck Tom!