What Makes "Good" Content Good? | How to Make Good Content

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  • [ – ] BigThoughts reply Wow! I don't know if you always do these type of videos, but it is really cool to listen to! A good reminder for the veteran creators, and a good video for people that start and look for guidelines! Up vote and follow it is my friend!
    • ansm_Official parent reply Thank you - it's much appreciated! Also, yes. I make videos mainly pertaining to the Vidme Community, if that's what you were suggesting.
  • [ – ] WebNoob reply Well shit, I'm not actually sure why I make videos. I guess it's still fun.
  • techmespot reply That is 100% Correct..I like your points..
  • [ – ] DatGuyYouKnow reply I personally make my videos because I really enjoy recording with my friends but lack the funds, programs, and/or time to edit my videos. But like I said, I record because I have fun doing it, I'm well aware that my content is not very good, has really pretty bad video quality as far as like resolution and FPS goes and bad audio quality at time, and can be boring at points and I would love to make it more interesting and fun for those who watch it. Anyway, that's my 2 cents XD Great video man!
    • ansm_Official parent reply Thank you for watching! As long as you love doing it, you can allow that passion alone to drive you to the threshold of quality that you want. We all start off with only a few resources and such, but if you keep persevering, you'll be able to learn endless amounts of useful information on your journey to success. Keep doing what you love :)
    • DatGuyYouKnow parent reply Side note, I have laughed at my own videos before so hey, I guess that's a sign of....something I guess XD
  • [ – ] InternetUnwind reply For most part your right, but this applies mostly to vlogging and talking head content. Outside that realm it depends on what your goal is. For example sometimes awkward silence is used to build tension if you are recording a skit or a dramatic scene. Well done video!
    • ansm_Official parent reply I agree completely. It would be more appropriate for me to make suggestions in a possible future video pertaining specifically to the other types of video styles. I figured it was better to condense the video suggestions to correlate only to a few different genres, in order to prevent the information from being overwhelming. Thank you for watching and I'm glad you enjoyed!
  • [ – ] SonicMcPatriotic reply Yes, Watch your video is a good one. It is hard to do after watching it a dozen or so times while editing. I wish I had done this on my last video, because I would have seen that my beginning slides were very off center. I almost pulled it and fixed it because of that. It is hard to have patience when you have worked on a video for hours or days, and get anxious to upload it.
    • ansm_Official parent reply This is something that you naturally grow a tolerance to. There are mistakes that I wish I hadn't missed in some of my own uploads, but, over the years, I've been able to cultivate more and more patience, which resulted in higher quality videos. Keep doing what you're doing and you will get better than the ones who quit earlier - it's inevitable.
  • [ – ] Hoshi-Hana reply Some really nice and essential tips, while some great points! Why would people like it, if you don't like it yourself? Great video!
  • [ – ] WalkingForWeightLoss reply Nice to meet you on Vidme IronicTree. Good is subjective. We live in a world where the Kardashians and 1 Direction are famous after all. I just like to see creators make videos that consist of their own efforts- whether it's amateur level or something more advanced. It does not have to be totally innovative like a Michel Gondry music video - just something that's an earnest effort. I think people will likely watch anything if exposed to it enough. I think ProZD (on YouTube) is proof of this. It's just a matter of winning over the gatekeepers of discoverability.
    • ansm_Official parent reply That's conditionally true, but in such a case, you can only expect to have an even lower chance of discovery. This is especially true, given that many creators, like those, became famous when that particular type of content wasn't cringe-worthy. It's easier to keep doing something cringey after you've already made into the mainstream community than it is to start making that type of content after it's already been deemed as "weird" by the vast majority.
  • [ – ] lambdog76 reply I do notes, usually brainstorm bullet points, then reorganize those points in order, sometimes expounding into an outline. I don't like to script as I am a terrible actor and feel I can tell when I am reading. To combat that, I keep my videos short before I lose the point.
    • ansm_Official parent reply That's a good strategy. The more you do this, the longer each of your videos will be able to stay entertaining, resulting in naturally longer videos.
  • [ – ] MysticSword reply Good points, and I already do tend to follow that formula when I'm able to (according to the content of the video I'm making). However, as a lot of my content is gaming let's-plays, where it's a game I've not played through yet and I don't know what's going to happen until it happens, I do my best to let my commentary flow naturally as I play the game and react to the various situations unfolding. So in that regard, I won't have a script prepared for the main body of those type of vids as I believe part of the entertainment for the Viewers is to see and hear my unscripted reactions and commentary as I play the game. The intro and outro though I typically will keep consistent with though (or have in mind what I want to say or do for those parts).
    • [ – ] ansm_Official parent reply Ah, I agree. When it comes to let's plays and the likes, many aspects of these specific suggestions become inapplicable, however, the more you do something, the better you'll get and, in turn, the more fluid it will become. Some seem to be naturals at fluidity and others not so much, but, in my experience with let's plays, I've found that sincerity in the commentator's character works out much better than forcing out a certain persona (which seems to be what many under-the-radar let's players tend to do as a panicking reaction, mimicking their let's player idols).
      • MysticSword parent reply I agree with you. I just sincerely be myself and don't mimic anyone or force my reactions. And yes, I feel that it has become easier over time at doing this, that I've improved in some ways and that my commentary flows more naturally now. Cheers! :)
  • VidmeFunDiy reply Idk try to see my channel LOL ;)
  • EplxPro reply How to make "Good" content DO WHAT YOU WANT and put it out there.
  • [ – ] TheCatWithAPlan reply Love the heart attack at the start.
  • [ – ] Mattwo reply Even if you say this, AskAGangsta, AT (neither of whom understand their own flaws and never will) and people who make pure crap are always going to be way at the top of the trending page unless things change. Sadly cringeworthy and crappy content has a history of getting millions of views and that's not going to change anytime soon. Smosh somehow managed to remain relevant well into the third generation of YouTubers after all.
    • [ – ] SonicMcPatriotic parent reply From what I understand, a videos gets into trending when it has a bunch of upvotes quickly after uploading, has a lots of comments, and such. It isn't determined by crap or not. It is determined by how many people like the video. One man's trash is another man's treasure. If you don't have many likes on your videos, you need to up your game, not blame others.
      • Mattwo parent reply Sorry I mean linking a vidme url on twitter.
      • Mattwo parent reply Except on this site, you have AT who's openly admitted to viewbotting on Zippcast in the past but outright refuses to admit it now because the only reason he admitted to viewbotting on Zippcast is that he hates Zippcast because he was banned for a legitimately good reason (harassment) and blames the guy who ran the site when I'm entirely certain it was the community manager. And then there's the thing where linking a Vidme url, even a url masked as a Vidme url automatically gets you some (page)views and the staff here are apparently manipulating the trending page directly.
  • [ – ] umbysworld reply This is scary. I feel like you're trying to brainwash me. GET OUT MY HEAD! @_@
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