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34" Scale 5-String
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Since I was awake all night I spent a good bit of time watching videos on YouTube, mostly helicopter or airplane crash compilations. Some of the videos are decent quality, but one issue prevails in the majority of them, mostly because they're shot by rank amateurs... The moment something important or critical happens, they forget to keep the camera (or most likely cell phone) pointed towards the important part of the scene!

I lost track of how many crashes were "missed" because just as it was about to happen, you suddenly see nothing buy sky or ground instead of what's going on! I just quit watching and moved on to something else because it happened so many times!

If you're gonna video something, especially something of critical importance, keep the bloody camera on the action! Nobody wants to see nothing but sky or ground while you're trying to figure out what's going on!!! This is probably my biggest pet peeve towards amateur videographers; well, that and not holding the camera steady to begin with.

<Rant off>


Bill R.
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I usually check the comments before investing any time in a video just to see what's said about the quality.

I really enjoy instructional videos but some folks just can't help but ramble on and on.


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People just don't understand how to hold a phone and look at what they're recording separately. They start recording, fixated on the screen of their phone or camera, then when something happens their natural instinct is to "drop everything" in order to witness what's going on. I watch mostly car related videos and it's the same thing.

As for checking comments, read the ones for this video of a guy documenting an Oshkosh M1070:
https://youtu.be/TCthWRNr2pk



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Originally posted by Orguss:
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As for checking comments, read the ones for this video of a guy documenting an Oshkosh M1070:
https://youtu.be/TCthWRNr2pk

Freakin' hilarious! Especially liked the one "It's a camera, not a paint sprayer"...


Bill R.
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Posts: 3521 | Location: Madison, AL | Registered: December 06, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I've been doing video for a long time. There are still moments when I have to decide whether to include something, even though it's shaky.
I was reviewing my footage from the Great American Solar Eclipse and was dismayed. I'd forgotten the loose approach I'd taken. I was trying to enjoy the moment but still capture it too.

Thank goodness for tripods though...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBsbYT-gGIs
 
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Might I add that I detest the morons that won't rotate their phone to landscape?


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Posts: 3589 | Location: Ohio | Registered: December 27, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by Krazeehorse:
Might I add that I detest the morons that won't rotate their phone to landscape?

Fully agreed! That's just as bad as my original complaint!


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