Hey DN - a month ago I decided its time to do something new but more importantly do something I'm terrified of. So I borrowed gear from my friends and spent the past 30 days learning lighting, sound, storyboarding, filming, editing and to speak in front of a camera.
With no rules what-so-ever I'm not sure what I've created but here's Yo!
It's still early days but I'm quite stoked with the first attempt. I'd LOVE your feedback on it and what areas of the show you like and don't.
(some background on me I've been curating websites over at One Page Love for the past 10 years)
Great show! The amount of detail put into the transitions and interstitials was fantastic. One small thing - I felt like you could have had more energy. I dunno if that's just me, but there seemed to be an imbalance between the energy of the music and your speaking pace.
100% agree Chris - I will get more comfortable over time for sure but didn't want to force enthusiasm if that makes sense. Then it just seems unnatural.
To share a little behind-the-scenes story, a tip to help improve a monotone voice is to put a pic of a friend near the camera and talk to them. Here is my friend Gerry, who I now speak to each week while he drinks his Guinness:
Thanks for watching!
Loved it man, and subscribed. Can't wait to see future episodes
Thank you Joel! Every Thursday is the goal:)
Looks nice, though I found the music too loud to understand you. And it's called Design-Spiration without the 'in'
You are 100% right about the music levels, I will work on this in the next episode.
So real funny story about Designspiration, I tried EVERYTHING to fix this in post-production - even did a voice correction and couldn't get it to match tone. I also cropped out a micro-second of the IN - but was real messy. So I just left it spelt correctly in the lower-thirds bit (animation that comes in) and within the YouTube description.
It's incredible how you know a name and saying it into a camera lens blanks your memory haha. Like how I said 2007 design survey report:)
Thanks for watching Paul!
Subscribed. Pleasantly surprised with the breadth of topics covered, plus the tidbits of humor thrown in.
Couple things I noticed:
1) At 2:05 you showed a pack of spice icons, but the animation wasn't super smooth... each frame jumps a big making it difficult to actually see what the icons look like.
2) At 2:23 you showed a UX quote, but at first I thought it was the intro into the next thing you were going to talk about. Took me a second to realize it was a quote.
That's all I've got for feedback. Looking forward to the next episode!
Awesome, cheers for the sub Brandon!
1) I'm shooting 30FPS and the screencast app Screenflow is recording the same but this was simply a long scrolling screenshot of a webpage. This scroll animation was created within Adobe Premiere - just seems unnatural ey. Perhaps a rare clash between 30FPS and the scroll speed per second. Note-to-self: only use interactive video for moving screenshots. Quite interesting is the Midnight Sketch video that scrolls left-right-down-left-up is screenshots, but creates within Screenflow and not Premiere. Learning every day! :)
2) I could potentially move these quotes near the UX section. But like the break up of speaking flow here. Episode #002 has a motivational quote there so would maybe be less confusing.
Thanks, I'm finishing storyboard and filming this morning. Editing tomorrow. Publish Thursday!
Was wondering if it was just a framerate limitation... For one website you scrolled through it was more natural scrolling where it would go fast and then slow down to a stop, then scroll fast again. That gives the viewer a second to see everything clearly.
I think the main issue with the quote was that the design/music/presentation struck more more as an intro/heading than a quote. Perhaps that was also partly due to how short the quote was. Also, this might just be a case where there's no confusion one you're a regularly of your show and you already know the difference between section intros and quotes.
Good luck with editing!d
Thanks man! Been editing all day, I do love it though ;P
Hm.. reminds me of the app yo!
Yeah I thought about this Thomas, but not that much. "yo" is something I say quite a lot so it just evolved into the branding. I saw via a recent Tweet that they are asking for Patreon funding so not too worried about a clash here. Also I have the exclamation mark everywhere to differentiate a tad:)
Yo, no worries ;)