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Please rate my commentaries
« on: November 19, 2012, 10:30:03 pm »
So I've recently started making commentary videos for a game series I play called Total War. I have no previous experience making videos period, so I'd like to ask for your opinions on some of my videos and how I could improve upon them. :)

Like do I ramble too much? Am I understandable? Are the videos too long?

Here's the latest video I've posted:



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In the wake of these events, we can only ask, Why? Why do these people make these demands, what caused them to gather, and what are their future plans...

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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2012, 10:33:11 pm »
Straight off, watch the mic peaking. You need to try to adjust you mic sensitivity or maybe scoot back a bit. You will sound much clearer.
*Edit* listened for about 5 mins. Sounds fine, you didn't seem to be rambling too much afaict. Make sure to speak clearly too, there were a few times when you weren't speaking clearly. For example, i think you were saying ruined, and it sounded like "runed". Overall fine though. It may also help you if you have something specific that you want to talk about to write out notes or an overview ahead of time of what you want to talk about. That can help keep you on track. :) Also keep in mind that longer isn't always better. People tend to have shorter attention spans, and sometimes quicker videos that show case something specific will keep people from getting bored and keep them coming back.
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012, 10:57:59 pm »
Thanks for the feedback.

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Straight off, watch the mic peaking. You need to try to adjust you mic sensitivity or maybe scoot back a bit. You will sound much clearer.

For some reason, the program I am using won't pick up my headset mic, but it will pick up my webcam mic. So I've been using that. I do have another mic that I've yet to try, however.

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It may also help you if you have something specific that you want to talk about to write out notes or an overview ahead of time of what you want to talk about. That can help keep you on track.  Also keep in mind that longer isn't always better. People tend to have shorter attention spans, and sometimes quicker videos that show case something specific will keep people from getting bored and keep them coming back.

I will definitely try to prepare some notes. Sometimes when I do have something specific to talk about, I either go too off on a tangent, or I'll sound awkward trying to say it at an inopportune time. Most of these videos are live multiplayer videos, however so I don't have much control over how long they take. if they go too long, then I'll usually scrap them or redo it in a replay video.

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Late last night, Quebec was invaded by a group calling themselves, "Omnimaga". Not much is known about these mysterious people except that they all carried calculators of some kind and they all seemed to converge on one house in particular. Experts estimate that the combined power of their fabled calculators is greater than all the worlds super computers put together. The group seems to be holding out in the home of a certain DJ_O, who the Omnimagians claim to be their founder. Such power has put the world at a standstill with everyone waiting to see what the Omnimagians will do...

Wait... This just in, the Omnimagians have sent the UN a list of demands that must be met or else the world will be "submitted to the wrath of Netham45's Lobster Army". Such demands include >9001 crates of peanuts, sacrificial blue lobsters, and a wide assortment of cherry flavored items. With such computing power stored in the hands of such people, we can only hope these demands are met.

In the wake of these events, we can only ask, Why? Why do these people make these demands, what caused them to gather, and what are their future plans...

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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2012, 03:06:10 am »
wait is that rome: total war? How do you "spread" your units?
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2012, 03:16:28 am »
What I like is how the game sound quality is pretty good. A lot of LP/commentary vids for games have game sound recorded with the mic rather than via speakers with the voice recorded via mic.

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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2012, 03:22:50 am »
Just finished watching the whole vid, it's pretty good. In the beginning it peaked a few times but during the game itself it was better. keep it up :D
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2012, 10:00:47 am »
wait is that rome: total war? How do you "spread" your units?

It is :D To spread your units like that, you hold the left mouse button with the units selected and drag. If you use pikemen, the most optimal depth is about 4 rows, for hoplites it's 3 rows and for legionaries I find 5 -6  to work best.

What I like is how the game sound quality is pretty good. A lot of LP/commentary vids for games have game sound recorded with the mic rather than via speakers with the voice recorded via mic.

I use Fraps which records the sound from the game automatically. I also send the sound to my headset speakers and have the music off so the mic only picks up my voice. When I made my first video, you could barely hear me over the music, lol.

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Wait... This just in, the Omnimagians have sent the UN a list of demands that must be met or else the world will be "submitted to the wrath of Netham45's Lobster Army". Such demands include >9001 crates of peanuts, sacrificial blue lobsters, and a wide assortment of cherry flavored items. With such computing power stored in the hands of such people, we can only hope these demands are met.

In the wake of these events, we can only ask, Why? Why do these people make these demands, what caused them to gather, and what are their future plans...

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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2012, 01:31:40 pm »
Yeah the music in rtw is kinda loud (but epic AH-AH-OH-OH-E-EH-UH-UH :D)
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