The lads in our marketing department obviously have too much time on their hands (not), and have been watching youtube … specifically looking at RAID videos. They’ve had the bright idea that “hey, we could do that!” and pulled my name out of the hat to do this stuff. Considering it was my hat and my name was the only one in there I didn’t stand too much of a chance.
There are lots of videos out there. From snappy little graphics-only talk-fests to ancient old hands-on demonstrations in noisy labs where you can’t hear a word the presenter is saying, through to death-by-powerpoint gabfests that had me nodding off by slide 3.
Now I know that the subject matter is known to me, so I’m not going to find this stuff all that interesting or challenging, but I wanted to get a look at presentations styles … what works and what doesn’t, how the angles and views work, and what level the videos are pitched at. So after an afternoon of trolling youtube, getting sidetracked on a regular basis, and falling asleep several times, I’ve come to the conclusion that there is no real “best” way to do this – and that all videos are boring and RAID is mind-bendingly dull.
So how do we intend to (a) make a better video, (b) make it interesting and (c) keep the camera off my ugly-mug … I don’t know. This is going to be quite a challenge. Stay tuned for some laughs I’m sure.
Of course, if there are subjects (legal and ethical) that you want to see a video on, drop us a line and give us your suggestions. Damn, I’m going to have to put a shirt on for this stuff