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Post by FWLR » Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:53 am

Brilliant, just brilliant... :thumbright:

Love the way you show ground and high level shots to show off that superb line of yours Rik. I always love to see videos of how a line should look. Our's sadly, isn't going to be a patch on your's. Still watching videos from you Rik, compensates somewhat.... :thumbright:
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Post by ge_rik » Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:58 am

Thanks guys. Glad you appreciated it. I spent more time on this video than any I've recorded for a long time. I shot the on track sequences first and then a few of the Lineside shots to go with them, but wasn't happy with it after editing. So, a couple of days later, I ran the same service again and took a few more Lineside shots to make more of a story. I was quite pleased with the outcome eventually.

On another issue, I had a comment on my blog from a chap in the US who says he enjoys my videos but could I please do them with spoken commentaries rather than written, as he finds the text stops him from watching what's happening. I must admit, I'm not too keen on the sound of my own voice and assumed people would prefer written commentaries so they can watch without having the sound turned up ( eg when on trains etc). I' d be interested in what you chaps think. Do you prefer written or spoken commentaries?

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Post by BorisSpencer » Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:10 am

ge_rik wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:58 am
I must admit, I'm not too keen on the sound of my own voice...
I am the same (my voice, not yours). Have you considered finding an acquaintance with a voice you consider appropriate and asking them to read the captions for you, or maybe even a short script.

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Post by BertieB » Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:41 pm

ge_rik wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:58 am
“...a chap in the US who says he enjoys my videos but could I please do them with spoken commentaries rather than written, as he finds the text stops him from watching what's happening... Do you prefer written or spoken commentaries?“
Ah ha! We’ve discussed this before.

Everyone (sorry, most people) hate the sound of their own voice. I couldn’t believe what a **** I sounded, it made me want to hide under the bed. But actually I think you do voiceovers very well. And your videos tend to have a lot of info to get over; his point about watching the action rather than reading the subtitles is well made. And removing large, frequent subtitles will make your excellently shot and edited videos look even better too.

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Post by Soar Valley Light » Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:22 pm

Rik

Your spoken commentary would be very interesting as you'd get far more across than is possible in text - and it would be more personal too.

Maybe you need to practice you're 'received English'. I look forward to productions in the manner of British Transport Films at their finest! :thumbleft:

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Post by Dwayne » Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:09 pm

Rik... great video.

I'll cast my vote for voice narration. Ya'lls spoken English somehow seems pleasing to my ear.

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Post by gregh » Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:26 am

Great video again Rik.

On the question of narration vs captioning. In this recent video, I tried combining the two by using short captions and trying to 'expand' then with some narration. Like others I always assume that others would find my voice a bit grating (especially with my aussie accent). But I find your voice very easy to listen to.

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Post by FWLR » Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:58 am

Voice or narration Rik. You could combine the two, then all would be happy.
I know I am with either . :thumbright:
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Post by sjrixon » Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:53 am

Another cracker.. I've watched it a couple of times.

As for your own voice, I agree with everyone. Everyone hates the sound of their own voice and your is fine. I quite liked the one you did with the voice over, added to the video a little. But, do what you are happy with!

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Post by ge_rik » Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:45 am

gregh wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:26 am
Great video again Rik.

On the question of narration vs captioning. In this recent video, I tried combining the two by using short captions and trying to 'expand' then with some narration. Like others I always assume that others would find my voice a bit grating (especially with my aussie accent). But I find your voice very easy to listen to.

https://gardenrails.org/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=12790
That combination of text and voice does seem to work well Greg. Your voice sounds just right for the commentary to me.

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Post by ge_rik » Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:46 am

Thanks for the feedback chaps. I'll give the combination of text and voice a try on the next video. Just need some decent weather, now!

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Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:13 am

I agree with voice narration for your videos Rik.

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Post by ge_rik » Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:11 am

tom_tom_go wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:13 am
I agree with voice narration for your videos Rik.
Thanks Tom, I think you've mentioned this before. I'll give it a try on my next video when/if we get a spell of decent weather.

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Post by ge_rik » Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:40 pm

Well, I've given voice narration a try. Not sure I've entirely got it right - but be interested in feedback.


A wee bit longer than my usual - hope you manage to make it to the end....

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Post by Peter Butler » Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:49 pm

Excellent video Rik, the story-line makes sense and the camera positioning just wonderful, many of the locations I don't recall seeing previously. Where audible the voice-over is both entertaining and informative, but on my laptop much of the speech was lost due to the locomotive noises, which I find distracting, particularly the steam loco sounds.
I'm sure it is a matter of sound balance and experience will soon master that.
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