Okay, so I’ve working to increase the frequency and quality of ToolGuyd review videos. You can check out ToolGuyd’s YouTube channel to see what I’ve done in the past.
I just put together a few quick review videos, and… they could be better. A LOT better. For some of them I took multiple takes, and they’re still not as good as I’d like them to be. The videos will still go up, but I’ll be working on improvements for the future.
Feel free to answer any or all questions. Any feedback or preferences you share will be appreciated. Thank you!
1. Would you like to see shorter or longer videos?
Right now, ToolGuyd videos tend to be long, perhaps too long, as I tend to be thorough and don’t know when to stop talking. I don’t like the idea of scripting.
By “short,” I mean maybe under 3-minutes, and “long” would be over 3-minutes.
Would you want to see short previews or product summaries as well as longer drawn-out reviews?
2. Do you prefer closeups on the tools, or would you want to see me in the video?
I work in a very small and very busy workspace. In the latest videos, I had to zoom in too much to avoid stuff in the background, and so the tools drifted from view a few times. Either way, I will rearrange things to free up some space.
3. Would you prefer for tool demonstrations, or tool reviews?
I generally don’t record video of tools as I test them, but could try to fit in some live demos if it’s something you might want to see.
4. What devices do you anticipate watching videos on? (Computer? Tablet? Smartphone?)
I suppose this plays into question 1. An 8-minute video will be a lot for many smartphones to handle.
5. Open-Ended Suggestions
Tell me what you’d like to see, or not see. There are some improvements I KNOW need to be done to bring ToolGuyd video quality up to ToolGuyd written review quality, but maybe you have a tip that I hadn’t considered.