Hello! If you make videos, you may have realized that it takes you putting up quite a bit of videos to gradually get better depending on how they are received or what you observe in YouTubers you watch. But what if you don't get enough views/comments/ratings/etc. to help you understand what you're doing wrong ... or what you're doing right? What if you want to be original and not simply imitate others?
The problem with YouTube is, it's not as easy to build your audience as it once was, because there are just more people out there trying to take a slice of that audience real estate. How do you improve without an audience critiquing you?
Well, that's what I'm hoping this thread becomes.
How will this work?
For the video creators:
1. Look at the last video that was posted and check the time stamp.
2. If it's been 2 days and nobody has posted a video, feel free to post your own.
3. Read through comments made by nerdfighters and feel free to respond to them, but don't argue.
For the video critics:
1. Watch the last video posted in its entirety.
2. Leave constructive criticism.
3. Feel free to respond to the video creator's comments or expand on what others say.
Choose ONE video that you've posted on YouTube that you would like to have criticized. Then make a post of it in this thread. The only words you're allowed to have in the post are the title of the video and anything that you have in the description [except like links to your twitter and all that]. This is to avoid bias. The video shouldn't need any external explanation unless it's part of a series or it's meant to be unclear.
But WAIT, before you all start posting your videos at once, let's set-up some rules on that. Otherwise, this will just become a series of videos with no actual commentary. For now, let's start with 2 days between videos, because this forum is fairly new and thus not super active. As it gets more popular, I'll shorten the time between being able to post videos.
If you leave a comment that is just plain negative or mean (not constructive) I may delete it. Same goes for if you post a video before the last one's time slot is up.
Hopefully this goes well, but you should check this original post every now and again, because I may have to add/edit guidelines at some point.