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Nugent Cabin, Mono County, California on 10-15-2016

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Just my preference: I’m not a big fan of video of walking around between ruins, aiming the camera this way and that (although I’ve done plenty of that in my early days). The dense growth, plus the music, gives the video an almost “Deliverance” feel to it in the first three minutes.

Was that a noose hanging in the screened window of the porch? Yes, it was. Maybe to lasso bears? 😋

Nice cabin. Must be a pain to rodent proof.

Nice camp shower. A cold run nekkid back across the road can be exhilarating! 😁

 

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2 hours ago, David A. Wright said:

Just my preference: I’m not a big fan of video of walking around between ruins, aiming the camera this way and that (although I’ve done plenty of that in my early days). The dense growth, plus the music, gives the video an almost “Deliverance” feel to it in the first three minutes.

Was that a noose hanging in the screened window of the porch? Yes, it was. Maybe to lasso bears? 😋

Nice cabin. Must be a pain to rodent proof.

Nice camp shower. A cold run nekkid back across the road can be exhilarating! 😁

 

so basically you did not like it...my next one i will try to look for some ghosts...LOL.

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On 3/6/2019 at 1:44 PM, NevadaGeigle said:

so basically you did not like it...my next one i will try to look for some ghosts...LOL.

Yes, look for some ghosts while you're out there, seems to go great with ghost towns! :popcorn2:

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Ya did post in critiques ;-). 

I thought it was pretty well done, smooth movement .... not excessive zooming... paused at points.  Only critique I have is to work on your 'steadicam arm'.  When walking and shooting it helps to have a pretty weird gait, knees bent goal is to keep the camera from bouncing with each step.  You can also compensate with your arm, I usually use a combination of funny walk and relaxed arm to let the camera stay at the same level.  It's much easier with a heavier camera..these tiny things they make ...ack..

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There are so many variables when it comes to videos, especially for YouTube. I use to focus on spending so much time and energy on using a gimbal with a DSLR for smooth shots, but it seems the top YouTubers with the most views and subs use very shaky footage, jump cuts, etc. It depends on if you're looking to appeal to the older or younger generation.

The younger generation has grown up on shaky YouTube videos, so they don't even notice. It's usually the older crowd who grew up on TV that are the most critical of shaky footage (my age, in case anyone is thinking I am calling them old LOL). The older generation also seems to have the most issues with jump cuts. I personally like smooth footage, and I think the camcorder does a great job at providing nice, smooth, handheld footage. It's not going to be as smooth as a gimbal, but at least you won't miss the shot while your fiddling around with a gimbal. 

I have learned so much over the years about YouTube and it seems just when you think you got it figured out, you learn you were wrong ... but your channel analytics don't lie. Your best critique would be spending a few hours checking out all your video analytics. So much valuable information in there. 

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Speaking of Haunted, I am planning on hitting up Whisky Bill's cabin for a ghost hunt soon. Even as a skeptic, I love ghost hunting, it's a lot of fun and great being out doors enjoying the cool places left behind! Makes for fun videos too, or at least viewers seem to enjoy them. 🙂

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