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New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute 4682

Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,747 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« on: November 01, 2016, 04:10:25 PM »
One of the things I have been working on for a while is coming up with a way to properly do a video review format that would stand out among the millions of other, not so well done reviews, and I have come up with this- the Multitool.org Multitool Minute.  These are short reviews, not terribly in depth, but enough to give the average person an idea of what to expect with each tool.  I have three already up, with many more to come.  I hope you like them.







Be gentle- I know I have a face for radio and a voice for email, but I'm hoping to get a bit better as I go along!  :D

Def

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Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2016, 04:32:23 PM »
I like the format. Its exactly the kind of video Im looking for when I wonder how big a tool is etc.

I noticed there is no MTO link in the bio below the video. Maybe there should be?

Also, it sounds like multitool.org got bleeped out of the SOG video. (?)

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Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2016, 04:37:08 PM »
Quick, neat and most importantly informative! Great job Boss  :salute:

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Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2016, 04:39:40 PM »
I like it!

I know from bitter experience that shorter = better when it comes to Youtube reviews. I'd expect these to do really well  :tu:

Nice job.

(Ps I love hearing Canadians say "about", so you should say that a lot :D )

Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,747 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2016, 04:41:35 PM »
I like the format. Its exactly the kind of video Im looking for when I wonder how big a tool is etc.

I noticed there is no MTO link in the bio below the video. Maybe there should be?

Also, it sounds like multitool.org got bleeped out of the SOG video. (?)

The bleep was a camera malfunction, but if you see how many takes I had to do just to get that one, you will understand why I said smurf it, and went with it anyway!  :P

There should be a link to Multitool.org?

Def

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Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2016, 04:52:11 PM »
I like the format. Its exactly the kind of video Im looking for when I wonder how big a tool is etc.

I noticed there is no MTO link in the bio below the video. Maybe there should be?

Also, it sounds like multitool.org got bleeped out of the SOG video. (?)

The bleep was a camera malfunction, but if you see how many takes I had to do just to get that one, you will understand why I said smurf it, and went with it anyway!  :P

There should be a link to Multitool.org?

Def

Ok :D
They dont show as links, just as text, at least for me.


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Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2016, 04:53:30 PM »
Great idea!


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Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2016, 04:59:19 PM »
Coool!  :salute:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2016, 05:10:17 PM »
Right On. Looking Good.

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Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2016, 05:14:43 PM »
Good job!!! Look out nutnfancy!

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Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2016, 05:33:22 PM »
I allways fast-forward to the tool being shown in other videos.

So I like the straight to business, cut the crap take.

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Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2016, 05:51:16 PM »
Nicely done, I like the short format  :cheers:
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,747 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2016, 07:14:16 PM »
Right On. Looking Good.

When do you open a SnapChat account?

I have a SnapChat account but I never use it because I have no need to send nude selfies to people.  Why, is there more to SnapChat than that?

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Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2016, 08:03:59 PM »
hot stuff !

i would lose the 1st bit, the hi I am Grant... part

maybe if you were a hot bird that bit would work

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Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2016, 08:39:17 PM »
Right, I'll get dks to help me bring the Transmogrifier to your place boss.  :salute:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2016, 09:16:08 PM »
These'll be cool to see. The in depth reviews on YouTube are good too but sometimes long. Sometimes you only need a quick once over.  :tu:
« Last Edit: November 01, 2016, 09:17:14 PM by kaput »

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Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2016, 09:18:03 PM »
"enjoy a quickie with Grant"

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Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2016, 09:23:31 PM »
hot stuff !

i would lose the 1st bit, the hi I am Grant... part

maybe if you were a hot bird that bit would work

With respect Grant, you don't look too enthralled to be doing the vids. Selfie stick and looking at the screen instead of the camera doesn't help either. As dks says, either ditch the intro or looking cheerfully into the camera NOT the screen... of a fixed camera would make a huge difference IMHO.

As to the main vid section, you're trying to focus on both the dialogue and action at the same time, and condense all the necessary info into a one minute slot. That's makes it too easy to fluff the lines or fumble the tool. I would consider scripting a one minute monologue, and record that track seperately as the template, and edit the visuals in to suit. They can be desktop visuals or "working" visuals.

I know these comments seem harsh, but I genuinely don't mean them to be. The concept is excellent, and I think the tweaks to presentation would add the necessary polish, and make it MUCH easier to produce to the standard you're looking for. (easier to fix the booboos cos you're only focussing on one thing at a time)
« Last Edit: November 01, 2016, 09:24:38 PM by 50ft-trad »



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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,747 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2016, 09:28:25 PM »
Harsh?  You didn't call me ugly and unattractive  like DKS did.

I agree.  I plan to make the intros a bit less like the Spanish Inquisition in the future, and sadly, there is no selfie stick involved. That's me just hsing the camera.

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Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2016, 09:29:44 PM »
I absolutely love the idea. Good job!
 :tu:
You could have quickly mentioned in the switchplier review that blade and outer tools can be opened without switching it open. :)

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Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2016, 09:36:02 PM »
Harsh?  You didn't call me ugly and unattractive


for a female, not for a man :)

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Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2016, 09:52:18 PM »
Right On. Looking Good.

When do you open a SnapChat account?

I have a SnapChat account but I never use it because I have no need to send nude selfies to people.  Why, is there more to SnapChat than that?

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Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2016, 10:17:25 PM »
Right On. Looking Good.

When do you open a SnapChat account?

I have a SnapChat account but I never use it because I have no need to send nude selfies to people.  Why, is there more to SnapChat than that?

Def

SnapChat is the "Now" my friend. My Story is a nice feature.

PM your snapchat name and I promise not to send dick pics.   :D

Given that there are photos of me in the shower on this site, I'm not sure you are the one we should be worried about!   :ahhh

My SnapChat handle is (get ready, you may need to write this down.....) Multitool.org.

Def

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Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2016, 03:20:22 AM »
Good concept, and a decent start to the series with some varied tools  :tu:
I know this is sort of a quickie format of review, but I think you should have mentioned that the Trekker's bottle opener has a liner lock as well.
And I don't think the SwitchPlier2.0 actually has compound leverage. I think SOG's site claimed it did, but the "gears" sure seem to be purely decorative.
Also, you should change the thumbnail for the Skeletool video to show the tool and MTo plug like the others, and keep that going with future uploads.
I also had the thought while typing this up that you could probably draw in a somewhat bigger audience by showing some trendier MTs.
Do you have a LM Tread? I don't personally think much of it, but that's exactly the sort of thing that might draw in non-MT/knife people to watch and perhaps join MTo to get in on the hobby. And maybe some better entry level tools that more people can afford and carry- keychain tools like the Micra and Vic Classic immediately come to mind.

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Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2016, 05:19:05 AM »
^ I think doing the "non trendy" multis especially is a good angle. You can find hundreds of videos already on YouTube for the wave or rebar, from in depth to quick walk throughs. This is more of a hardcore users site, which is good. So this makes sense.

If I could add one suggestion. The multitool.org watermark is a little on the distracting side and takes up too much screen. Either have it large in the intro and then go away, or smaller in a corner for the duration.

Looks good Grant. Def excited to see more. Especially that Gerber Center Drive!  :salute: :tu:

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Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2016, 05:19:49 AM »
Love the concept  :salute:

As with all things refining as you go along will tidy these videos up.  I like some videos where voice over done.  This way there is no stumbling and all the bullet points are hit.  I not so sure I like the banner superimposed  :think: along the bottom.  Is there a way to include MTO link within the video? 

Over all I dig the approach especially when I tire about 3 mins into a MT review and the tool isn't even being shown at that point  :twak:

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Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2016, 09:01:10 AM »
The idea is brilliant

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Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2016, 09:40:19 AM »
I loved the subtitles on the first video :tu:

Very good for people with hearing impairment :tu: but also for people who can't watch a video with the sound on ;) and also for foreigners -like me- who don't speak Canadian :whistle:

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Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2016, 12:16:50 PM »
I plan on doing all tools, not just the trendy or non trendy.  I have a Tread coming, but I won't likely have it until next month- don't ask, it's a long story.  :P

My hope is to add more tools fairly often- I am actually working with a 1 per day schedule in my head, but that may be a bit too ambitious.  I have several reviews already recorded and I need to record the intros, which was on my schedule for yesterday, but that didn't happen.  Hopefully today, and hopefully the intros get better.  :D

I like the captions at the bottom, but unfortunately the software I am using (Windows Movie Maker) means I have to add it manually,  I realise there is much better software out there to use, but until I get a new computer that isn't an option.  I am not exaggerating when I say that this poor little combination tablet/netbook is already quite taxed just checking the forum, let alone editing videos!   :ahhh

I'm still experimenting, so bear with me, and keep the suggestions coming!

Def

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Re: New Feature, the Multitool.org Multitool Minute
« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2016, 02:54:05 PM »
Nice videos, it's nice to have the information condensed in this way.

Good concept, and a decent start to the series with some varied tools  :tu:
I know this is sort of a quickie format of review, but I think you should have mentioned that the Trekker's bottle opener has a liner lock as well.
And I don't think the SwitchPlier2.0 actually has compound leverage. I think SOG's site claimed it did, but the "gears" sure seem to be purely decorative.
Also, you should change the thumbnail for the Skeletool video to show the tool and MTo plug like the others, and keep that going with future uploads.
I also had the thought while typing this up that you could probably draw in a somewhat bigger audience by showing some trendier MTs.
Do you have a LM Tread? I don't personally think much of it, but that's exactly the sort of thing that might draw in non-MT/knife people to watch and perhaps join MTo to get in on the hobby. And maybe some better entry level tools that more people can afford and carry- keychain tools like the Micra and Vic Classic immediately come to mind.

The gears are not the feature that actually gives the compound force on any model though, I presume they are there to guide everything where it should go but there sure isn't much force on them (seeing how they are made of fairly thin sheet with rounded edges).

 

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