my first video review!! I had never filmed or video edited anything before. Granted this is actually two videos (intro to the system and review proper), but it did take me 3 nights (10pm-4am) to finish. Whew! It was so much work, and I had to redo everything so many times, that my career as a video reviewer almost ended here. Luckily enough the great support from the BGG community made me reconsider.
Still from the basement of my in-laws. I was finally getting a sense of how to do things, so this one took only a full night of work to complete! From that point on that became the standard needed time to make a video (it still is).
back home from the visit to the in-laws. My first review to use part of my comic book collection has a background. I wish I could use it more, but I mostly film at night and this area is too close to where my wife and the baby sleep. So I can use it only when I get a chance to film by day.
not counting the intro + review I made for Tomb/Cryptmaster, this is my longest review. After this I made a vow never to go over 15 mins. I still cheat by publishing separate extras/outtakes at times, but the overall principle remains in place.
with a lot of relatives visiting for Christmas, I was forced to go film in my basement. I still use it at times when the house in unusable for any reason. You can recognize the location from the corner bookshelves.
Also, this is probably my most influential review to date. On average once a week I get a message from someone thanking me because they bought the game after my review and their life is much better since.
Filmed in my hotel during a conference at L.A. I had played the game partially at home and then once more in L.A. with a fellow BGGer. How great is it that through BGG you can find gaming buddies anywhere you go??
Kindly hosted by Tom at The Dice Tower. I had noticed that the quality of the image in my videos lost some definition during the transfer to Tom, and in the case of this review the loss was particularly severe. It really bothered me that in the close shots you could hardly tell the hexes apart. Tom and I started trying to figure out how to solve the problem.
hoping that a higher source video would do better in the transfer to Tom, I sold my Nintendo Wii and my collections of Buffy, Smallville and Reno 911 to diffract the cost of an HD camcorder.
This video is my first experiment in HD.
Unfortunately the image still looked bad after the transfer to TDT. I even bothered Jeremy Salinas for help (heck, if he can't figure it out, no one can!!), and he confirmed that Tom and I use very different systems, so the chances of a smooth transfer are slim.