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SkyPesos:
Can't wait for the I-70 video, and its long list of interesting control cities, starting off with Baltimore  :D

Scott5114:
I just watched your I-27 video. I like your voice-over style, and the idea is interesting, but I'd like to suggest some ideas!

As it is now, the video doesn't offer much more information than looking up the list of AASHTO control cities and hunting around for signs on GSV. Which is fine, some people might rather watch a video than do that themselves. But I think it might be interesting if each of the control cities had a brief discussion of the city that explains why you might be traveling here on this road, maybe mention a few geography facts like the population, major industries here, or some historical facts. With that as background, you could also discuss why you think the choice was made to make it a control city if it's not an obvious choice. At the end of the I-27 video, you mention Dumas and Pampa and say not many people will have heard of them. That would have been a great time to spend a few minutes educating about those towns and theorizing why they may have ended up on the sign.

For the photography, instead of GSV, why not use roadgeek-taken photos or videos? It would be a great way to showcase some of the photography talent in the hobby, and would both be nicer to look at and would expose those photos to a wider audience. Obviously, for ethical reasons you need to get permission to use from the original author and credit them in the video, but I think most roadgeeks would be quite happy to have their photos appear in another roadgeek's video.

I think this would make your channel likely to appeal to a wider audience outside of just roadgeeks!

achilles765:

--- Quote from: Scott5114 on October 04, 2021, 01:52:08 AM ---I just watched your I-27 video. I like your voice-over style, and the idea is interesting, but I'd like to suggest some ideas!

As it is now, the video doesn't offer much more information than looking up the list of AASHTO control cities and hunting around for signs on GSV. Which is fine, some people might rather watch a video than do that themselves. But I think it might be interesting if each of the control cities had a brief discussion of the city that explains why you might be traveling here on this road, maybe mention a few geography facts like the population, major industries here, or some historical facts. With that as background, you could also discuss why you think the choice was made to make it a control city if it's not an obvious choice. At the end of the I-27 video, you mention Dumas and Pampa and say not many people will have heard of them. That would have been a great time to spend a few minutes educating about those towns and theorizing why they may have ended up on the sign.

For the photography, instead of GSV, why not use roadgeek-taken photos or videos? It would be a great way to showcase some of the photography talent in the hobby, and would both be nicer to look at and would expose those photos to a wider audience. Obviously, for ethical reasons you need to get permission to use from the original author and credit them in the video, but I think most roadgeeks would be quite happy to have their photos appear in another roadgeek's video.

I think this would make your channel likely to appeal to a wider audience outside of just roadgeeks!

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I have seen and subscribed to this channel and like it, but this person has a very GOOD idea...if you did this it would increase views substantially I would imagine.  I would love to see this

jaehak:

--- Quote from: Brandon on October 03, 2021, 04:20:25 PM ---Good videos; however, I am going to forewarn you about Illinois control cities.  IDOT uses two tiers of control cities very consistently.  One is a primary control, used at interstate to interstate junctions; and the other is a secondary control, used everywhere else outside the City of Chicago.  As an example, I-55 has primary controls of St Louis and Chicago, with secondary controls of Joliet, Bloomington, Springfield, and East St Louis.

As for worst control cities, I'm surprised "Interstate 57" on I-24 isn't above Limon.

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Oh, Iím prepared for that. I grew up in Kansas but my whole extended family is from Chicago and I spent a few years there myself, so Iíve spent lots of time on Illinois interstates. Thanks for watching!

jaehak:

--- Quote from: SkyPesos on October 03, 2021, 09:00:05 PM ---Can't wait for the I-70 video, and its long list of interesting control cities, starting off with Baltimore  :D

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Ha! Iím actually most excited for 70. Itís my hometown road and probably my favorite. It may be a 10-parter.

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