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Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Are reviews becoming too short?

So, I know a few months ago I began the S.A.S (Short attention span) reviews - which took off very well.
It allowed the viewers to have a quick breakdown of a figure and enjoy just looking at it (Normally viewers are treat to a 20 second snippet of just looking)...as well as a little comedy in the middle.

Viewers want everything in very little time, and so I felt this was the right way to go...

However, recently I have been watching videos 1-3 minutes long and getting a sense of....well lack of appreciation for the figure. The youtuber points to the figure, explains articulation and accessories and BOOM! Suddenly you've had everything thrust at you and you're looking at suggestions for other videos. You just sit there going..."huh, well...next."
You feel indifferent to the figure and not overly hyped on that video.

As reviews are shrunk, very few people can cram in all they need to say - which essentially chops out what we have come to love on their channel as they bring it right down to basics.
I once heard someone say a comment towards vine and youtube
"On youtube, you can take forever with unlimited time...on Vine, it's more challenging to get your personality and the point across in 6 seconds using only raw footage"

This is something I agreed with. My videos take around 8 minutes to record and take around 30-45 minutes to edit that into something that is....me, TheDarthPrime. I have to make it fun, make it informative and ensure that at the end you are left wanting more. At that same time, I want you to have enjoyed what you saw and can see how great (or crap) the figure is.

So the question I want you guys to talk about - is do you feel the same? Have you seen your favourite youtubers trim down their videos durations, to something they have recorded in 3 minutes and just splashed it onto youtube without any real care or personality to the video?

Let me know your thoughts through facebook.

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