Raising the hopes of an alcoholic...

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    Jun 07, 2012 2:02 AM GMT
    Here are a few words on the topic in this video I have created:

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    Jun 07, 2012 3:00 AM GMT
    Huh?
    A minute in and I am lost. Editing is your friend.
    In my personal life history, when someone says "I am not going to begrudge you..." They are just about getting ready to begrudge, just you wait and see.
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    Jun 07, 2012 3:11 AM GMT
    smartmoney saidHuh?
    A minute in and I am lost. Editing is your friend.
    In my personal life history, when someone says "I am not going to begrudge you..." They are just about getting ready to begrudge, just you wait and see.


    This video is probably geared more towards alcoholics living in my particular county as I am not sure "sober livings" are set up much the same elsewhere. The issue I see, and I am very involved in volunteer work, is that these sober living homes end up discouraging rather than encouraging the alcoholic. I should have stated that more clearly as the argument.
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    Jun 07, 2012 3:15 AM GMT
    Stuart?
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    Jun 07, 2012 2:45 PM GMT
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    smartmoney saidHuh?
    A minute in and I am lost. Editing is your friend.
    In my personal life history, when someone says "I am not going to begrudge you..." They are just about getting ready to begrudge, just you wait and see.


    This video is probably geared more towards alcoholics living in my particular county as I am not sure "sober livings" are set up much the same elsewhere. The issue I see, and I am very involved in volunteer work, is that these sober living homes end up discouraging rather than encouraging the alcoholic. I should have stated that more clearly as the argument.

    Well, I am not trying to discourage you, I just tend to think that if you want people to watch your video and get your message, you may want to write down your thoughts, edit it down to a crisp 30 seconds to a minute, speak clearly and hit us with your best work in those first 10 seconds, because we live in a fast paced society that will not sit for 5 minutes waiting for a message we may need to hear but can't fathom when it might come.
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    Jun 07, 2012 3:41 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidStuart?
    Yes. I thought everyone knew that. icon_wink.gif

    And I agree with the editing thing. It needs to be more streamlined in order to get the point across.
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    Jun 07, 2012 3:46 PM GMT
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    Sustenance said
    smartmoney saidHuh?
    A minute in and I am lost. Editing is your friend.
    In my personal life history, when someone says "I am not going to begrudge you..." They are just about getting ready to begrudge, just you wait and see.


    This video is probably geared more towards alcoholics living in my particular county as I am not sure "sober livings" are set up much the same elsewhere. The issue I see, and I am very involved in volunteer work, is that these sober living homes end up discouraging rather than encouraging the alcoholic. I should have stated that more clearly as the argument.

    Well, I am not trying to discourage you, I just tend to think that if you want people to watch your video and get your message, you may want to write down your thoughts, edit it down to a crisp 30 seconds to a minute, speak clearly and hit us with your best work in those first 10 seconds, because we live in a fast paced society that will not sit for 5 minutes waiting for a message we may need to hear but can't fathom when it might come.


    I'm far from discouraged.

    As I mentioned, this particular video is not geared for this audience. It is geared towards the volunteers that serve on committees to combat alcoholism by offering sober living homes.

    It is simply a matter of introducing the argument, as I mentioned. However, playing it as is to the audience it was geared towards is still perfectly fine.

    Why do you mention my video should be 30 seconds? If it were 30 seconds I would just write it down instead. I am familiar with video's being made on youtube and 5 minutes is rather typical. Perhaps you don't watch video's that long, however that does not mean others don't also.
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    Jun 07, 2012 5:56 PM GMT
    All I am suggesting is, if you want people to watch your video, make it interesting to watch, edit what you are going to say, and create content that is visually and well as verbally compelling.
    I have a friend who makes his living doing corporate videos that the rest of the world never sees, and these could be really boring men basically talking to one another about engineering theory, or something, but he always finds ways to at least break things up, close ups of pocket protectors, or the chalk, a light witch, the dead bugs in the overhead light. I have watched the films and even though I have no interest in the content, the editing and the joy of waiting for another cool image keeps me watching.
    That's all I would recommend to you. Take some time and make your short message more interesting if you want the rest of the world to take notice. That is why you posted it on the internet, right?
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    Jun 07, 2012 11:28 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidAll I am suggesting is, if you want people to watch your video, make it interesting to watch, edit what you are going to say, and create content that is visually and well as verbally compelling.
    I have a friend who makes his living doing corporate videos that the rest of the world never sees, and these could be really boring men basically talking to one another about engineering theory, or something, but he always finds ways to at least break things up, close ups of pocket protectors, or the chalk, a light witch, the dead bugs in the overhead light. I have watched the films and even though I have no interest in the content, the editing and the joy of waiting for another cool image keeps me watching.
    That's all I would recommend to you. Take some time and make your short message more interesting if you want the rest of the world to take notice. That is why you posted it on the internet, right?


    I've went ahead and taken some of your advice and added more of an explanation of what the issue is which I admit I failed to do the first time around. This is not something I plan on seeing go very far other than amongst those I direct to it (not a viral marketing effort) so I am pretty happy with it as is at this point.