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MrCasinoGamesvegaswannabe
April 23rd, 2018 at 11:14:06 AM permalink
Lately I've been going through an artistic crisis. After writing about gambling for 21 years now, it is getting hard to find anything new to say about it. So, I plan to direct more of my energy to making videos. Rather than the elaborate productions I've done before *ahem*, I'm going to crank out simple ones at home by myself. There will be more of a mathematical emphasis, trying to show the audience how to calculate the odds of some simple casino games and bets themselves. I also plan to mix it up with other nerdy topics like math puzzles, unicycling, juggling, and cubing (solving Rubik's Cube type puzzles).

Let me apologize in advance for these first two. I'm still getting used to this tablet and three different pieces of software to put these things together. So, yes, I already know these first two videos are terribly boring and totally lacking in talent. So, no, you don't need to remind me how bad they are.

I already wrote about the first one about filling out a perfect March Madness bracket in this post. The second one is about the pass line bet in craps. Not just the rules but how to analyze it. Sorry it ran so long. For what it's worth, I plan to redo these videos at some point down the road and consider these learning exercises in this style of video.


Direct link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIlqehruoDE&feature=youtu.be

I don't want to even ask for constructive criticism but am open to ... suggestions for improvement and future topic ideas.
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April 23rd, 2018 at 11:23:49 AM permalink
Excellent work and thank you for your continued contribution.

Suggestion. Living in a world of millennials and people who are used to 30-90 second videos.....
Make a 3 minute video explaining everything quick fast an in a hurry. Then post the link to your longer and more mathematical explanation of everything. Those looking for the quick fix, then back to cat videos will appreciate your to-the-pointness, and those who want to delve into charts/graphs/statistics will have time to follow up on the in-depth analysis!

Again, thanks!
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April 23rd, 2018 at 12:29:01 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I don't want to even ask for constructive criticism but am open to ... suggestions for improvement and future topic ideas.


My biggest suggestion would be to invest in a decent quality USB microphone if you are going to be doing more of these narration type videos. You want a Condenser microphone and ideally a pop filter.

Any one of these would be a huge improvement:

Audio Technica AT2020
Audio Technica AT2005
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April 23rd, 2018 at 12:55:35 PM permalink
Have you considered a graphic novel?
Done right, it would be beneficial to the community.
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April 23rd, 2018 at 1:26:32 PM permalink
Quote: gamerfreak

My biggest suggestion would be to invest in a decent quality USB microphone if you are going to be doing more of these narration type videos. You want a Condenser microphone and ideally a pop filter.



Thanks for the suggestion. Since you seem to know so much about it, let me probe you a fit further. I don't think any of my cameras even have a USB port to put in a microphone. With the latest pai gow and Cutting Edge videos (coming out soon), you see me holding a microphone. That problem is that on the memory card there are separate files for the video and sound, that start and end at separate points. It is one extra chore to get them to overlap and even then I still perceive the two are a little off.

That said, is there any way to shoot a video, with a good microphone, that incorporates the good audio onto the video file? Not the #@$% audio from the little camera microphone. Thank you.

Quote: billryan

Have you considered a graphic novel? Done right, it would be beneficial to the community.



I tend to hear the same things over and over, but that is a first. No, never even thought about it. It would be fun but I don't think I bring any talent to the table to do something like that.
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April 23rd, 2018 at 1:34:06 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Thanks for the suggestion. Since you seem to know so much about it, let me probe you a fit further. I don't think any of my cameras even have a USB port to put in a microphone. With the latest pai gow and Cutting Edge videos (coming out soon), you see me holding a microphone. That problem is that on the memory card there are separate files for the video and sound, that start and end at separate points. It is one extra chore to get them to overlap and even then I still perceive the two are a little off.

That said, is there any way to shoot a video, with a good microphone, that incorporates the good audio onto the video file? Not the #@$% audio from the little camera microphone. Thank you.

I tend to hear the same things over and over, but that is a first. No, never even thought about it. It would be fun but I don't think I bring any talent to the table to do something like that.


What cameras are you shooting with?
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April 23rd, 2018 at 1:36:07 PM permalink
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What cameras are you shooting with?



The two I just posted were done with a Canon Rebel T3i. I've got some others, but they are even older.
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April 23rd, 2018 at 1:58:23 PM permalink
Quote: DialedN07

Make a 3 minute video explaining everything quick fast an in a hurry.
Then post the link to your longer and more mathematical explanation of everything.

YES, that is a great suggestion.
A few years ago, I made a series of videos that had lots of info in them.

my family and friends (hubby too) that looked at them had 2 common comments about each video.
"Too long" and "too much info to digest"

so I made them all shorter...

and it turned out all watched the short ones and over 50% watched the longer versions.

and the common comment became "Great videos, when are you making more videos?"

time to get back to that

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GREAT 1ST VIDEO!

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April 23rd, 2018 at 2:17:54 PM permalink
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so I made them all shorter...



Thanks for the suggestion. Okay, I will try to make future ones shorter.

Care to share these MustangSally videos? I'd love to see them.
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DialedN07
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April 23rd, 2018 at 2:33:33 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Thanks for the suggestion. Okay, I will try to make future ones shorter.

Care to share these MustangSally videos? I'd love to see them.


I really don't think you should make the video shorter at all.
My suggestion was to kind of do a hit and run version of the same video with a link to the full description.
I watched all 22 minutes and change of this video. But to the beginner who is trying to learn to play so they can go drop a few dollars on the table without being completely lost....what are the odds they do the same?

Probably not your target audience I know.....but you did ask.

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