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2013-02-02 08:35:56 PM
Stop with the nose. It's annoying and distracting.

Other than that, he does a pretty good job breaking it down.
 
2013-02-02 09:00:22 PM

EvilEgg: Stop with the nose. It's annoying and distracting.


Oddly enough, that was the same comment I made to myself when I first watched it after recording it.  Then I decided it wasn't all that distracting.  Whoops.  In my defense, it starting itching halfway through and I was too lazy to go back and do another take.

I told myself that each video doesn't have to be perfect, just better than the previous one.

Other than that, he does a pretty good job breaking it down.

Thanks.
 
2013-02-02 09:04:35 PM
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2013-02-02 09:33:28 PM

Bondith: EvilEgg: Stop with the nose. It's annoying and distracting.

Oddly enough, that was the same comment I made to myself when I first watched it after recording it.  Then I decided it wasn't all that distracting.  Whoops.  In my defense, it starting itching halfway through and I was too lazy to go back and do another take.

I told myself that each video doesn't have to be perfect, just better than the previous one.

Other than that, he does a pretty good job breaking it down.

Thanks.


Yeah, it's distracting when you are trying to figure out what sort of nose candy the speaker is using... cocaine? Ritalin? Bath Salts? It also makes the viewer wonder how much nose goo is getting on the model you are playing with.

Aside from that, the other thing I'd do is invest in a web cam that handles motion better. The blurriness and choppy video was also distracting.

I'd give you more constructive advice, but I didn't make it to the ultimate explanation of what makes soap work. Halfway through the video and you are still on the subject of polarity, meanwhile, I just couldn't stand the nose thing anymore and had to switch it off.

Use Google's Insight to see if viewers managed to watch the whole thing, or where they turned it off... that's a good idea of how long the explanation should be or where you need to grab their attention to hold through the remainder of the episode.

Good luck.
 
2013-02-02 09:38:59 PM

Bondith: EvilEgg: Stop with the nose. It's annoying and distracting.

Oddly enough, that was the same comment I made to myself when I first watched it after recording it.  Then I decided it wasn't all that distracting.  Whoops.  In my defense, it starting itching halfway through and I was too lazy to go back and do another take.

I told myself that each video doesn't have to be perfect, just better than the previous one.

Other than that, he does a pretty good job breaking it down.

Thanks.


Have you considered editing it?  Instead of going back to redo the whole thing, you can make cut to a close up of the models you're showing, then cut back to you.  That way, you can CLEAN YOUR NOSE! (Perhaps with soap?)

j/k, mostly.
 
2013-02-02 09:40:44 PM

LesserEvil: Aside from that, the other thing I'd do is invest in a web cam that handles motion better. The blurriness and choppy video was also distracting.


That's what the fundraiser was for.  I didn't manage it all that well.  Most of my problems are hardware based.  The choppiness may be due to the computer itself.  I don't maintain it well (or at all), and it runs poorly.  Another webcam may not help.  Again, hardware.  If this ever takes off to the point of actually employing people, the first hire is going to be someone with technical skills.  I know where my strengths are, and technology is where they aren't.

I'd give you more constructive advice, but I didn't make it to the ultimate explanation of what makes soap work. Halfway through the video and you are still on the subject of polarity, meanwhile, I just couldn't stand the nose thing anymore and had to switch it off

Hmmm, it might be worth reshooting a nose-free version.

Thanks for your advice.
 
2013-02-02 09:44:28 PM
I made it halfway through too, noticed the nose thing, thought you were mildly OCD lol, basically youtube froze up for long enough at that point I just didn't feel like continuing to hit refresh.
 
2013-02-02 09:45:39 PM

Bondith: Hmmm, it might be worth reshooting a nose-free version.


Someone once made that suggestion to Dustin Hoffman.  Once.
 
2013-02-02 09:49:24 PM

Bondith: LesserEvil: Aside from that, the other thing I'd do is invest in a web cam that handles motion better. The blurriness and choppy video was also distracting.

That's what the fundraiser was for.  I didn't manage it all that well.  Most of my problems are hardware based.  The choppiness may be due to the computer itself.  I don't maintain it well (or at all), and it runs poorly.  Another webcam may not help.  Again, hardware.  If this ever takes off to the point of actually employing people, the first hire is going to be someone with technical skills.  I know where my strengths are, and technology is where they aren't.

I'd give you more constructive advice, but I didn't make it to the ultimate explanation of what makes soap work. Halfway through the video and you are still on the subject of polarity, meanwhile, I just couldn't stand the nose thing anymore and had to switch it off

Hmmm, it might be worth reshooting a nose-free version.

Thanks for your advice.


deadsanta: basically youtube froze up for long enough at that point I just didn't feel like continuing to hit refresh.


How did you upload the video, Bondith? I mean... what format? I usually try to convert it to a decently compressed MP4 before I send my videos up to YouTube. I also make sure my vids are 1:1 pixel ratio (mostly a pet peeve, but you see a lot of odd-aspect ratio vids out there), not that you have that issue.

YouTube can feed some strange video back to users if your encoding isn't 'standard' enough. Running the video through VidCoder can do wonders for the user experience. Some WebCams have their own ideas of how to format an MP4, and muck it up in the process.
 
2013-02-02 09:51:22 PM
Oh... VidCoder is here

It's a free open-source converter and handles a lot thrown at it.
 
2013-02-02 10:05:57 PM

LesserEvil: Oh... VidCoder is here

It's a free open-source converter and handles a lot thrown at it.


Thank you muchly.  Any and all tech advice is greatly appreciated.

I just went back and watched it with the sound off, and I had to shut it off 'cause of the nose thing as well.

/It was really, really itchy
 
2013-02-02 10:28:23 PM
Bond. James Bond.
 
2013-02-02 11:23:57 PM
Am I the only one who, even with my volume up to the point that anything else I watch on Youtube is loud, I can only barely hear that he's talking at all?
 
2013-02-02 11:26:57 PM

LesserEvil: Bondith: EvilEgg: . Halfway through the video and you are still on the subject of polarity, meanwhile, I just couldn't stand the nose thing anymore and had to switch it off.


Same here.  made my own nose start a sympathetic itching.  Plus the charge of using inadequate recording equipment.

/was really looking forward to learning about emulsifiers and surfactants.
 
2013-02-03 12:08:15 AM
Mostly good, but you said "so" so much that it lost all meaning.
 
2013-02-03 12:28:06 AM

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Am I the only one who, even with my volume up to the point that anything else I watch on Youtube is loud, I can only barely hear that he's talking at all?


Nope.  Some people can hear it, some can't.  Every piece of equipment I own is shiate, and I lack the time and resources right now to acquire better.  Once I get this PhD thesis finished and submitted (and that feels like Xeno's paradox some days), then I'll have more time to devote to this project.

Can anyone recommend a decent microphone and webcam?

RatOmeter: /was really looking forward to learning about emulsifiers and surfactants.


So noted.  It's going on the list of potential future episodes.
 
2013-02-03 12:50:44 AM

EvilEgg: Stop with the nose. It's annoying and distracting.

Other than that, he does a pretty good job breaking it down.


bingo. it quickly became unwatchable. and from that i learned that someone in a video incessantly fumbling with their schnozz is just as off-putting as when someone does it in front of you live. so i learned nothing about the subject matter at hand but i did walk away with an object lesson.

little known fact: in Jan 2011 i didn't bathe even once just to see others reactions. not one single person said one single thing. what the hell is wrong with people?
 
2013-02-03 12:57:44 AM
When you do another take, you might improve it a bit if you try not to start every sentence with "So"

The information is cool, though. I wish you a lot of success!
 
2013-02-03 02:02:19 AM
I though it kinda sucked. It was much too long and gave  an explanation that was probably understandable by only those that already knew the explanation. Maybe this was sorta good to help people remember the explanation I learned in 7th grade science class.

You need metaphors to explain things to those who don't already know the answer. For example this explanation never explained why you need a long crowbar of soap molecule to pry grease off your skin - why wouldn't a short soap like molecule work?
 
2013-02-03 02:53:39 AM

HairBolus: I though it kinda sucked. It was much too long and gave  an explanation that was probably understandable by only those that already knew the explanation. Maybe this was sorta good to help people remember the explanation I learned in 7th grade science class.

You need metaphors to explain things to those who don't already know the answer. For example this explanation never explained why you need a long crowbar of soap molecule to pry grease off your skin - why wouldn't a short soap like molecule work?


I thought the tug-o-war metaphor was pretty good.
 
2013-02-03 03:20:13 AM
ftv "There's no need to be afraid of it. It's just molecules. You're made of molecules."

You know who else was made of molecules?
 
2013-02-03 04:03:10 AM

Notabunny: ftv "There's no need to be afraid of it. It's just molecules. You're made of molecules."

You know who else was made of molecules?


My friend Dave down the street said he was made of molecules.  I didn't believe him so I shoved him into a bus.  Just kidding, I shoved his mom into a bus.
 
2013-02-03 10:23:41 AM

Notabunny: ftv "There's no need to be afraid of it. It's just molecules. You're made of molecules."

You know who else was made of molecules?


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2013-02-04 08:23:25 AM
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