Originally Posted by Redwood
I'm such a freakin hothead... LOL
Sorry about that!
I realize now thatyou are trying to refine the video's...
So much of the DIYer assistance stuff that we see on TV, You Tube, for sale and other places is just crapola...
People put the garbage out and there is no intention of getting it right...
I now realize you have a different plan...
Yea I'd love to do previewing for you...
Incidentally as far as content with the exception of the upside down mack nut the Grohe video IMHO had the better content... Much more thorough!
On thing I have learned is with DIY How To's you should make them as close to Idiot Proof as you can because it may just land in the hands of one. There are all different levels of competence out there and they do not always know their limitations.
When we did the two concept videos we also surveyed people and asked for feedback. One of the questions was related to content detail. The results were
Please tell us about the CONTENT of these two videos:
10% - It's too quick. I didn't get anything out of it. You left too much out.
0% - It's too long and boring, I fell asleep.
90% - It's just right, easily digestible and not too much content.
Some of the survey comments were similar to yours regarding details not fully explained. We were trying to strike a balance between too much information and not enough. These two videos are the only two we have done to date. As The Handyguys are considering video we want to do it better than anyone else in terms of production quality and content. We already do that in our audio podcasts. In the audio realm we are unique. If we start throwing up tons of poor videos we would be just like everyone else.
One thought we had with video was to do a series of "2 minute quick tips", simple stuff like patching a hole in drywall, changing a light switch, plunging a double sink, un-jamming a garbage disposal, etc.
Anyway - we have put video on hold at the moment. Partially because if we do it, we want to do it right. And to do it right takes money for gear, production and people.
Thanks again for all the feedback.
Oh, and DrBadPlan - glad you got your leak fixed.