@Mosinvirus, thank you for your thoughts…I know I have to improve and definitely will get better each video. The amount of editing that short time took because both my wife fuddled up so much…haha but we are new and hopefully will improve over time. I work on getting more lighting, better content, and try to make it more appealing…cheers!!
Always happy to help. It’s tough to try to give constructive criticism on the internet. Because, it can be the most constructive in the world, and people still get butt-hurt over it. And content is hard without objective eyes. I’ve scrapped whole videos I thought were great just because the general consensus was I as wrong. Lol. I really do think you have tons of potential. And would love to see an “about twocents” kinda video. You’re doing great.
Oh, and as for promotion, clearly, I’m a gun business. Facebook stiffed me almost immediately. Try instagram. It’s entirey mobile which makes sharing youtube videos tough. But, you can tease to YT vids and post content that garners attention. I’ve gotten way more interest there than I have anywhere else and I don’t work it near as hard as I probably should. It’s worth checking out.
@DarkCornerGunworks, I actually am on Instagram…can you guess my name haha “ablokestwocents” no worries I have pretty tough skin. I’m sorry Facebook did that to you. So far this channel and learning has been a fun journey… I have also been getting some advice from by acquaintance Adam from NFA Review channel…he has been very helpful so far!!
I agree with @Mosinvirusin that the loading and manipulation of the weapon should have been done outside of the range. Some people who might feel the same as your wife did might get some benefit from hearing what you’re teaching her. That whole section of silent video was not useful because we couldn’t hear what you were saying. Also, the explanation of how the shotgun works could have been stronger. It seemed vague. People that genuinely don’t know how it’s supposed to work still won’t know after that explanation. Maybe some close ups or graphics explaining that would have been better.
Just saw the video. I’m not a film maker or content producer. So I don’t know enough to add to what’s already been said. Just wanted to say I subscribed, though.
& content promoted.
being yourself can make all the difference. I have seen youtubers that have awesome production and no viewers and some that have no product knowledge at all have a ton. If you have a message you want people to hear, share it. Don’t worry about the viewers trying to get them usually means you have to compromise your integrity.
I heard you mention Full 30, great job! Great vid. Shooting skills and techniques increase with good instruction & lots of practice. We all are constantly learning and evolving into better shooters. Keep up the good work.
Good stuff, Thank you, why isn’t the Mrs. on here?
April 13th in Florida where?
As a fairly new content producer, I feel your pain. It has been just over a year since I published my first video and I am still learning and growing.
It is hard to gather traction. You have to start with good content and build from there. It’s odd but it wasn’t until I got my first video banned on YouTube that my channel over there exploded. I was very active on a few boards and when I put that post out there people flocked to my channel and subscribed. Right now I am averaging about 80 subscribers a month and have noticed that the algorithms are starting to favor me.
As much as I hate YouTube, they are a necessary evil for a new content producer. However, now that I am gaining popularity, I have been putting in subtle hints about my Full30 channel hoping to get viewers over here.
I dedicate a lot of time to my content. A 15-minute video can have about 40 hours of editing and voice over before I have my editor (my wife) look at it. For that same 15-minute video, I can have 8 - 10 hours of video and picture work before I even get to editing.
I put a lot of time and energy into my content. It is the worst paying job I have ever had but it is an escape from my highly stressful day job but I totally love it and find that it is one of the most rewarding things that I have done.
I know that I rambled on here. Basically, be involved in the community (boards and forums), Produce good content and your followers will start to show up. One thing to remember about being involved in the community, that doesn’t mean just post “here’s my new video”, be active and involved in other people’s problems and comments and offer suggestions or opinions.
Feel free to reach out to me at any time.
Here is the lighting kit that I run. I bought it in 2017 when I was starting production (and before I released my first video).
Lighting does a lot to the quality of your production. I learned quickly about color temp and white balance. On top of that, I learned about what is called “Harsh” light. That is one of the reasons that I choose this lighting kit, it had a color temp of 5500 but also the screens to filter out the harsh light.
I watched a couple of your videos. I think that you have a great story. Others here have the same suggestions I would put down.
I think one advantage you have here on the Full30 Forum, is that you have a bunch of great people that will help you out. I wish I had this support group when I started.
Funny, I have been working on my thumbnail images over the past few months. It is not the hardest thing to do, but probably one of my least liked things that I have to do for my videos.