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Author Topic: What do you want to see in a road video?  (Read 720 times)

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What do you want to see in a road video?
« on: February 03, 2018, 12:39:51 PM »

I've been thinking about making videos of my drives. I have the camera, I have a long commute, and I also rideshare on the side. So I have the time and resources to do it. But I need a reason to make it worth it. If I knew that I could make videos and people would want to see them, I would do it. So I ask my potential audience, what would make you want to see videos of my commuting?

FYI, I commute from north of Hammond to the east side of Baton Rouge each day. I do my ridesharing mostly in Baton Rouge on nights, particularly Friday nights. On occasion I go to Lafayette or New Orleans.
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Re: What do you want to see in a road video?
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 12:51:39 PM »

To me, a road video is useless unless there is a good song sung about the route in question by the person who produced the video. It should have rhymes.

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Re: What do you want to see in a road video?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2018, 12:16:49 PM »

If you made videos of your drives, it would be received very well, and it would definitely be worth the time and the effort.

I personally am a huge fan of road videos, and I love every aspect of them (even if it is on a rural drive with not much on it), and I highly enjoy watching them.

Some people are more fond of real-speed road videos, and other people are more fond of time-lapse road videos, especially if they have lots of graphics, information, and more (like on Freewayjim's YouTube channel). Your best bet may be to have a little bit of both, so as to reach both audiences and satisfy the most people. On my own YouTube channel, I have a little bit of regular-speed, time-lapse, and even slow-motion road videos of my own. I have a variety of material so that the most people can enjoy it. Though, in terms of percentages, you may find that most people like time-lapse road videos with graphics and information and the sort the best.

Needless to say, I would personally definitely be a subscriber to your road video YouTube channel. I think it would be a great idea to start one up!  :nod:
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Re: What do you want to see in a road video?
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2019, 06:43:37 AM »

Did you ever get around to creating any videos?
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Re: What do you want to see in a road video?
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2019, 09:48:36 AM »

Highways that arenít limited access, it seems like thatís overwhelmingly what the majority of videos are. 

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Re: What do you want to see in a road video?
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2019, 08:48:06 AM »

Since this thread got resurrected, I'll mention what I DON'T want/like to see in a road video:

- The dashboard or other parts of the vehicle being driven.
- Rapid changes in video speed.  Some video creators do this to match the background music they're using but I'm not a fan....makes it harder on the eyes to follow.
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Re: What do you want to see in a road video?
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2019, 03:48:23 AM »

More old abandoned roads & bridges.
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Re: What do you want to see in a road video?
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2019, 08:31:35 AM »

More old abandoned roads & bridges.

The only person Iíve seen do that in the world of Road Geeking is Roamin Rich.  A lot of OHV guys out west tend to do abandoned roads every now and then.

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Re: What do you want to see in a road video?
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2019, 04:17:29 PM »

Since this thread got resurrected, I'll mention what I DON'T want/like to see in a road video:

- The dashboard or other parts of the vehicle being driven.
- Rapid changes in video speed.  Some video creators do this to match the background music they're using but I'm not a fan....makes it harder on the eyes to follow.
As well as cringy after-effects seen on some personal travel videos.
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Re: What do you want to see in a road video?
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2019, 09:15:06 AM »

Since this thread got resurrected, I'll mention what I DON'T want/like to see in a road video:

- The dashboard or other parts of the vehicle being driven.
- Rapid changes in video speed.  Some video creators do this to match the background music they're using but I'm not a fan....makes it harder on the eyes to follow.

Totally agree about the dashboard. It's extremely simply to edit that part out in any video editor before uploading it to Youtube.
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