May 27, 2017 at 5:12 pm #1412
Hey, guys and gals! I recently uploaded a new video to YouTube (finally!). I’m looking forward to making more and this post is not just to share my videos (this is allowed, right?), but also to ask #BelieveNation for feedback. I think feedback is not just helpful, but almost essential when you wanna get better at pretty much anything. So you can be as critical as you wanna be, of any of my videos. It will only help me. Thanks, y’all! 😀
To give you an idea of the types of videos I make:
My latest video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhmEhN8l7e0&list=PLH0-PvNFlN2QM6GJEhlMrluvaV5rI3ut3&index=1
My most viewed video (by far): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxV3FiTH-Wg&list=PLH0-PvNFlN2QBV_ITJ4HGbTE22VFThjew&index=2&t=2s
One of my personal favourites: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRs37Kt2m0E&list=PLH0-PvNFlN2Rpn2oyzeaAb1CMdl1AjXxh&index=5
Story wise perhaps my best one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ihf2qBSfGrQ&list=PLH0-PvNFlN2Rpn2oyzeaAb1CMdl1AjXxh&index=7
Video I made to show love for Evan’s book ‘Your One Word’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAjDf-gW2iY&list=PLH0-PvNFlN2Ru2354dZlJ-AppbplsVElK&index=2
Video that helped me win a signed copy of the book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D74qYvkFLAg&index=1&list=PLH0-PvNFlN2Ru2354dZlJ-AppbplsVElK
May 28, 2017 at 8:29 am #1413
Wooo !!! Great to see you back man! On the forum AND on YouTube. 🙂 I saw your video earlier today on my subscription feed and I was really surprised and happy about it! 🙂
Is it just a coincidence or are you expecting the new Unbreakable movie they are working on? 🙂 It was even “announced” at the end of the movie “Split” which is made by the same director. 🙂
Anyway, I like the new video but I LOVE the one with Stephen Curry. 🙂
That one is perfect combination of music type/lyrics, perfect scenes and people talking about Stephen. What I love the most is how everything fits in, the true example of great editing. It starts from “casual” and builds-up while it tells us Stephen’s story. 🙂
For example, your “Le Freak” video is also great, but it does not hit me emotionally, it is more of a fun video to watch. Stephen video gives me goosebumps. 🙂
One of my favorite highlight videos is this one (although it is too long):
Video tells the story of Cro Cop’s carrier, with all the pain and emotions behind it. It shows all of his success, then it stops and shows his first loss to a knock out and the disbelief of other fighters. But then he comes back and wins over a guy who knocked him out. And he is not stopping until he wins the Pride’s Grand Prix belt. After that, he goes to tears from both happiness and sadness. He basically reached his life’s goal but his father is not alive to see that.
And music fits perfectly in every way. And I especially like how the music “softens” the brutality of MMA.
Hope this feedback helps man! Keep it up! 🙂
May 28, 2017 at 2:26 pm #1414
Yeah, it’s great to be back and I plan on watching more movies. And if I like them enough I’ll make videos for them as well 🙂
It is a coincidence I picked Unbreakable. Though I had already seen Split I didn’t know there was a connection with Unbreakable, which I watched for the first time this past Thursday. I looked into it a little bit and I’m looking forward to Glass now 😀
Yeah, the Curry one might be my best video so far. Le Freak was supposed to be different from that one. It was supposed to be just a fun highlight video. That worked better with the song, I think. But it certainly does make it less captivating.
I’m not a big martial arts fan, but that’s a great video. The songs indeed work really well for these types of videos. You wouldn’t normally think about putting the sport and this kind of music together, but the contrast works well.
Thanks, Miho 😀. I’m looking forward to showjng more videos, once I’ve made them 😜
May 28, 2017 at 4:31 pm #1415
Agreed on all points man! 🙂 Looking forward to what you will bring to us! Just link the new videos here on the forum! 🙂
June 12, 2017 at 11:29 am #1446
J-RyzeParticipant71 #believe points
I love the sound quality in the Curry one. Imho sound quality is second only to story, and it’s really well done here. Moving pop music, great commentator soundbytes, etc. (This one had a simple story, “Curry triumphs.”
Regarding With You, yes, moving stuff, will get less views unless you title/tag/desc/thumbnail SEO-friendly, cuz it doesn’t have the star-power of Curry. If you’d put brackets in the title and listed a few big games used, that may help (Halo, etc.) Also… I feel like ‘intros’ are best suited to come after teasers, trailers, or opening scenes — grip ppl at the first second. Great song, visuals, and story.
Yes, “Iron” has great story. Well done.
Worth considering… linking 5 vids in a single post is a ‘big ask’ for ‘strangers’ to view, consider posting a single vid in a single thread, and gauging people’s response?
Hope that helps, keep #ryzing :0
June 12, 2017 at 4:46 pm #1448
Thanks, J. I’ll think about these things, especially putting titles of games in the titles of these videos. And I already decided not to use intros anymore. There’s really no need for it.
June 15, 2017 at 12:34 pm #1450
J-RyzeParticipant71 #believe points
Glad you’re feelin’ it Z, those ‘keywords’ are like red-carpet sign-posts leading the way for strangers to discover your YT vids. 🙂
July 24, 2017 at 10:50 am #1494
As a tribute to the late Chester Bennington, known by most as the front man for Linkin Park, I made this video: https://vimeo.com/226730803
Hopefully Chester has now found his peace that he couldn’t find in life.
Although I haven’t been following their journey as much in recent years, Linkin Park’s music was at least a part of the soundtrack to my teenage life and you could easily argue it applies to my current life even more so. I thought it was only right to make this video as a tribute, featuring quite a fitting song.
July 24, 2017 at 11:50 am #1495
I’m not a Linkin Park fan but I listened to some of their songs when I was younger. It was really shocking to find out about Chester. And so soon after Chris Cornell. 🙁 Chester and Chris apparently were close and they even had a show (or few shows?) together. It is possible that death of Chris was too much for Chester to take.
Anyway, I love the video, you picked up the perfect song. 🙂 How come you uploaded it on Vimeo, Youtube copyright problems?
July 24, 2017 at 2:04 pm #1496
Since he didn’t leave a note we’ll never really know what caused him to commit suicide, though it’s usually multiple things. Chester was sexually abused for years as a child, he had a drug addiction, Chris Cornell’s suicide has obviously taken its toll on him and just listen to or read the lyrics of Linkin Park’s songs… They did not make happy music. Chester fought his demons for years, but sadly those demons eventually won 🙁
Thanks, Mihovil. Though the reason behind it sucks monkey balls, I did enjoy making the video. It also made me listen to Linkin Park’s older songs, as well as their new ones and made me appreciate their music even more. And yeah, that is exactly why I uploaded it to Vimeo. I uploaded it to YouTube as well, but it got blocked immediately. Usually they just claim the copyrights, monetize the video and it can stay on, but this time they completely blocked it. Oh well…
July 25, 2017 at 4:51 am #1497
Agreed, suicide is never a simple thing to explain. People usually see one thing and beneath the surface there are many many more, “cooking” over the years.
July 25, 2017 at 7:40 am #1499
Relaxing Sleep StationParticipant26 #believe points
Hey Zeno! I just wanted to congratulate you on making another video after some time away. I can really appreciate how difficult it can be to start up again when you’ve stopped for whatever the reason may be.
I’ve bookmarked the video to watch tomorrow! Can’t wait!
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