Last Summer my son Zander (or Xander, as he more often spells it now) experimented with making YouTube videos. Here's a quick example. This Summer we're going to try making a few videos for TOP. I already have some ideas.
I like the fact that Xander clips right along—he seems to have the knack of not taking any more time than necessary. Since boredom with overlong videos is my major problem with the medium, I appreciate that.
We'll make the first one when I return from my current trip...should be fun.
(Thanks to Xander)
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Richard Alan Fox: "I watched your son's video on how to win at Monopoly this morning, and quite by coincidence my daughter challenged me to a game this afternoon. I won and quickly too. Thank you Xander."
Robert Roaldi (partial comment): "Agree 100% with the pacing. It's a good instinct to have. When I sit down in a movie theatre and get two to three minutes' worth of credits, 'produced by' screens, etc., I can live with it. But on the web if the film doesn't show me something within 10–15 secs, I'm out."
beuler: "I can't wait. It cannot be stressed enough how important it is to make things move along quickly. I routinely watch YouTube videos at 1.5x or 2x the original speed, as there is a handy option to do this in the settings (geared wheel) options. Yesterday I was watching a movie on TV and wishing I had this option available...."