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Tutorial ideas

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Fantasque, May 24, 2015.

  1. Fantasque

    Fantasque

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    Hello,

    I'm thinking about creating a unity3d tutorial channel, and I'm searching for an idea to begin with. Do you have any ideas to propose ? What kind of tutorials interest people ? Thanks
     
  2. Kiwasi

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    Have a browse through the view counts in other tutorial channels an you'll get a picture of what people are searching for.

    Some videos on my channel have less the 100 views, some have over 10,000. This is a reflection of what people are interested in, the level of promotion has been about the same.

    Another way is to spend time on answers and the forums. Pick a topic that gets asked a lot.
     
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  3. elmar1028

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    Make kind of tutorials others didn't do yet, or most requested tutorials on new features.

    And most important: plan your tutorials, make a script of what are you going to say and make cool edits to make video shorter. Some people don't like watching long videos.
     
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  4. DaDarkDragon

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    *raises hand, seriously though I dont get why some vids need to take so damn long. Like the GamerToGameDeveloper guy come to mind. He's so slow.
     
  5. elmar1028

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    Bad example of a video:

    1) Generic intro with loud irrelevant music
    2) Quiet narrator
    3) Noisy background sound (kids crying, dogs barking etc.)
    4) Saying "ugh" every second
    5) Skype/Steam notifications every second
    6) Boring voice
    7) Low resolution video
    8) Microphone from 90s
    9) Small monitor screen
    10) Long video (could be cut anywhere)
    11) Constant zoom ins and outs (Camtasia Studios usually)
    12) Bandicam watermark at the top
    13) Slow coder
    14) Doesn't zoom in to his code
    15) Compile errors
    16) Woman in bikini as a wallpaper (distracting)
    17) Slow computer
    18) Low FPS (like 20)
    19) Useless annotations which take up the whole screen.
    20) Constant use of annotations as subtitles
    21) ...

    If you're planning to make a video for real then I suggest you to invest into better hardware: microphone and a decent software recorder.
    Also, keep making videos. If you have like 0 subscribers or 10 views then don't stop, just keep doing videos. Or better yet, promote them on forums, but don't spam: make a separate thread about your video tutorials and update it by adding new videos to the thread.
    Even if you don't have original idea for making a video then make your videos fun to watch short and planned ahead.
     
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  6. calmcarrots

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    This is what frustrates me with every video tutorial ever. If I ever have a windows problem, I usually see a video on youtube but I would have to sit there for 11 minutes for them to do something in 2 minutes. That 9 minutes wasted was the guy talking about random crap that nobody cares about.

    Also, to add to the list, don't put a bunch on annoying annotations that cover the screen. Leave that stuff in the description please. Im too lazy to disable annotations for each video.
     
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  7. elmar1028

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    Added.

    Several years ago, while watching some video tutorial, some dude was browsing folders, there was a "Porn" folder inside.
     
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  8. Kiwasi

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    Interesting thought on annotations. One of the problems with videos are they are static. Once built and deployed they are difficult to modify. So I will use an annotation to capture mistakes.

    I think I'm okay on most of the other points. I edit my videos to keep things as short as possible. I'll also edit out mistakes and compiler errors. No point wasting time on this. Occasionally I'll even speed up a section of the video that isn't especially relevant.
     
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