Improvement suggestions for my Youtube Video Reviews please

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Improvement suggestions for my Youtube Video Reviews please

I would like to ask for some opinions about video reviews in general and for some improvement suggestions for my video reviews in particular.

On January 12, 2020 I have opened my Youtube channel Alllightson Reviews As of now I can proudly announce to have 4 followers. Cool

I have posted 4 video reviews of different flashlights. They are between 6 and 8 minutes long. There is no talking, just background music and written comments.

My video reviews usually consist of the following parts:

Introduction screen – Flashlight model and one special feature
First look – Turning around the flashlight in front of the camera
Unboxing – Taking the flashlight out of the box
What’s included – Showing all the accessories
Specifications – Text from the manual
Battery and charging – Showing the battery and the charging
Modes and UI – Beam on a white wall, clicking through different modes
Beamshots – Shining around outside in the dark
Warning – Do not disassemble your flashlight
Disassembly – Unscrewing the bezel to show internal flashlight parts
Current measurement – Tailcap current measurement with clamp meter
End screen – Thank you for watching

So here would be a few of my main questions:

Which parts of the video reviews would you eliminate, what would you add?

Do you like the unboxing in a 3x time lapse or can I leave it away completely?

Are video reviews with background music and no talking ok for you?

Should my video reviews be shorter?

Are video reviews boring and if yes how can I make them more entertaining?

And forgive a Youtube newbie the stupid question: How can you get more followers on Youtube?

All comments and suggestions are welcome! Thank you. Smile

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Lower the volume of the music, and go with something mellower like classical, lo-fi hiphop/jazz beats, soundtracks etc.

Go with a cleaner/more contemporay font, try to keep a consistent color on screen at once, and between different slides unless dark vs light background necessitates you switch.

No scrolling text, it looks terrible with youtube’s compression and even at 60FPS. You viewers will likely have to pause the vid to read it anyway.

LOVE the disassembly and current measurements. Far fewer video reviewers do this compared to the text reviews here on BLF and the other site.

Flashaholics makes some very clean videos with a format similar to yours and they’re worth a watch.

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I just watched your last one.
No long intro – Excellent. I hate those.
The outdoor beam shots were a bit short.
Perhaps a side by side of the review light vs. some of the others. It’s always good to move the beam off center so we can see the spill.
Finding free music is tough. Seems like a lot of videos sound the same. At least yours is not too loud or continuous.
Looks like you are making a good start.
All the Best,
Jeff

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Sorry for the late reply, almost forgot my own thread. Facepalm

I really appreciate your comments and suggestions, BurningPlayd0h and jeff51. Thank you very much. Smile

BurningPlayd0h, I will follow your advice about music and text. I know Flashaholics and I also like the format with music and text instead of too much talking.

jeff51, in my next video review I will try to move the flashlight around more outdoors and directly compare it to some other flashlights.

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Love the current measurements. The two flashlight channels I watch don’t always do that. Also love having a set formula. Sometimes I watch flashlight videos for time killing, sometimes I just wanna know one thing. Being able to find that aspect of a light quickly by knowing the usual sequence is nice.

The two light channels I do watch I watch because they usually do try to measure the lumens, and I believe one of them frequents this forum. He also made a neat video on how to do it with some semblance of accuracy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOE1ykJ5WAU

I might eventually set something like that up even though I have no plans to become a flashlight reviewer. Sure would be nice, though, I hear one can get a lot of free flashlights that way. If I were going to be a reviewer, it would be a no-brainer to set that up and get those calibrated Convoy’s http://budgetlightforum.com/node/61372. I think for a reviewer it would be useful to be able state what the manufacturer claims and immediately put that to the test for everyone watching. Then again that might reduce the number of free flashlights…

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Just subbed. Nice channel.

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Next headline: “In an astonishing new find, yellow light causes cancer.” Big Smile

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I am not a fan of reviews that just use text and music. I am frequently doing other stuff when I watch Youtube, like exercising, cooking, house hold chores so I can’t stop to just read the screen. From a production standpoint work on your lighting too.