• READ BEFORE POSTING!
    • If posting a video, please post HERE, unless it is a video as part of an advertisement and then post it in this section.
    • If replying to threads please remember this is the Promotion area and the person posting may not be open to feedback.

watch My YouTube Videos

I will post links to my YouTube channel (Guitar Goomba) videos here. Please let me know what I can do better (everything) and how I can make them better. I have uploaded 10 videos so far, and I think they have improved. They just are not up to what I would like them to be.

Episode 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpH3XNfal4I

Episode 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5m5aMoJvW8&t=6s

I will post more later, but feel free to watch them all and give me constructive criticism.

Thanks in advance to all who offer advice.
 

The Tune Peddler

Pro Member
indiePRO
Nice job!!! The biggest thing I noticed was that your voice was only on the left side. I'm guessing, if you used a mic that your camera puts it to the left channel. I would pan the left channel center and get rid of the camera's right channel audio.

Also, depending on what program you're using, you could use a denoiser plugin to take out some of that hi end hiss in the audio. It's not terrible, but I think it would make your videos sound quite a bit better if it was fixed. Izotope make RX elements, which is a stripped down version of RX, but I believe it would have what you need. I think it's pretty cheap if you just need it to do a few things. It looks like you can demo it to see if it is worth the cost.

I also wouldn't hate to see some random close ups along the way of of various things, just to break the monotony of a single shot (if you already did this, sorry, I might have missed that part or something)

I hope this helps and keep up the great work!!!
 
Nice job!!! The biggest thing I noticed was that your voice was only on the left side. I'm guessing, if you used a mic that your camera puts it to the left channel. I would pan the left channel center and get rid of the camera's right channel audio.

Also, depending on what program you're using, you could use a denoiser plugin to take out some of that hi end hiss in the audio. It's not terrible, but I think it would make your videos sound quite a bit better if it was fixed. Izotope make RX elements, which is a stripped down version of RX, but I believe it would have what you need. I think it's pretty cheap if you just need it to do a few things. It looks like you can demo it to see if it is worth the cost.

I also wouldn't hate to see some random close ups along the way of of various things, just to break the monotony of a single shot (if you already did this, sorry, I might have missed that part or something)

I hope this helps and keep up the great work!!!

Thank you for the feedback. I use DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio. I really haven't played with Fairlight (the audio editor in Resolve) yet. I use a Sennheiser G3 wireless lav setup which is mono. I will attempt to pan the audio to center on the next video (Episode 11). Episode 10 (uploaded today) was shot with a handheld GoPro 5 Black. I realized after I shot the video that I could have used my DJI Osmo stabilizer instead of just holding it in my hand. I wanted to be able to suction it to the top and side of my sandblasting cabinet. I will look into denoiser plugins for Fairlight. Again, you have my deepest gratitude for your thoughtful response.
 
I used the default noise reduction setting instead of hum and hiss and I dialed in 1 point of negative pitch. I also wonder if part of my issue is putting my lav inside my shirt, right over my clavicle.
 

The Tune Peddler

Pro Member
indiePRO
I used the default noise reduction setting instead of hum and hiss and I dialed in 1 point of negative pitch. I also wonder if part of my issue is putting my lav inside my shirt, right over my clavicle.

As far as the noise reduction, I would use as little of it as possible. A quick rule of thumb on a lot of that kind of stuff is to set it where you think it should be and then back off a tad. A little goes a long ways.

Your audio didn't sound that muffled in the videos before ep13. Were you putting the lav in the same place on the other videos too? If so, I would think it's more an issue of the noise reduction plugin. But, if you were micing a different way, I might go back to that and then reduce the noise a little there, since it was sounding pretty good, juts a little noisy.
 
As far as the noise reduction, I would use as little of it as possible. A quick rule of thumb on a lot of that kind of stuff is to set it where you think it should be and then back off a tad. A little goes a long ways.

Your audio didn't sound that muffled in the videos before ep13. Were you putting the lav in the same place on the other videos too? If so, I would think it's more an issue of the noise reduction plugin. But, if you were micing a different way, I might go back to that and then reduce the noise a little there, since it was sounding pretty good, juts a little noisy.

I attach the mic to the inside of the collar of my shirt with a small safety pin (around the wire) and do not have the foam cover on it because, when I did, the audio sounded scratchy to me. The only difference between 12 and 13 was the settings on the noise reduction, so I will use the same ones as before. Did you notice a difference in the color and tone match of the different angles? In 11 or 12 I started using the grading part of resolve. I hadn't before because I was trying to change the fewest things at a time possible.

A fair number of my viewers have told me that they watch my videos on a cellphone. I edit on a 40" 4K monitor. I can reduce the size of the view (inspection) window in the editor. Do you think it is worth the time to re-screen each cut of the videos on a 5 inch display? I understand that what looks great on the big screen does not always translate to the small screen, but I'm putting out 3 videos a week with everything else I have going on in life. Time is a commodity I can't stretch.

As always, thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to help me improve my work. I appreciate it more than you will ever know.
 
Top