Bottom line up front:
Thanks for the honest look and comments, and I readily agree with your critiques. The thing I was happiest with on this video was the length, only 15mins. I think it's the sweetspot for this batrep style/format. Made possible by omission of the long intro.
This video was less professional that previous ones for reasons that you mention.
In addition, there is no mission intro / army intro clip. I removed it altogether in editing since it was quite long.
*Note* This was the last video that I had in my backlog or queue from which the footage originated prior to some of your suggestions such as:
(A) getting shots of the list or an overlay with the list rather than long army intro and
(B) truncating mission intro section. I just want to point out that I didn't ignore that stuff and I appreciate you taking the time to close the feedback loop.
I gave the video another watch after reading your critiques and there was much more chatter, interjections and the like, than in previous videos.
Your normal erudite commentary is a bit hesitant in this video and this is made to stand out more by all of the questions that you ask the other players. The end result is a very confused commentary.
Several of the turn recaps start with everyone talking at the same time. This takes the attention away from the main commentary so I think you need to be wary of this.
I find people chiming in with little comments or talking in the background to be quite off-putting as it spoils the flow of your commentary.
To be honest bossoodfox this video comes across as a bit rushed and I get the impression that you were trying to film it and not piss off the players whilst you were filming.
This is correct. Solution is basically just "be better" on my part.
- Wait to push record until conversations leftover from the previous turn have concluded.
- Return to first-person-only narrative and refrain from questions during recap, as well as pauses which may incur interruption. If they occur simply plow ahead.
- More effort to remember what happened during the turn in order to summarize quicker and avoid the need to ask players. Sometimes I forget to remember!
- Do better.
Having the scores summed up at the end does't make for interesting video footage in my opinion.
True, I got this suggestion elsewhere as well, and will include a score overlay at the end in future.
Cheers Alienscar, thanks.