#Workshop - June 22nd @ 7pm - Review Program

El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by Sir
I'm here!
Howdy Sir!
06/22/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by KinkyKrissy
What do you recommend for video length?
Between 3 and 5 minutes usually. Things that aren't as involved you can talk less about, but if a vibrator has 85 functions, it's ok to reach 6 minutes too.
06/22/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by sexyintexas
I have noticed a few that are so dark, any tips on getting it light enough or do you just crank the crap out of the lights?
Lighting is important. However, video producing programs such as Windows Movie Maker has an option to increase lighting as an effect.
06/22/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
this is all very helpful information, glad we're doing this... kids, we should do this more often!
06/22/2011
melissa1973 melissa1973
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
Yes, BUT you have to not have your monthly review pending.
Ok; so what you're saying is since my monthly *giggles* has been shipped, I can try and ask for a manufactured one?
06/22/2011
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
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Originally posted by sexyintexas
I have noticed a few that are so dark, any tips on getting it light enough or do you just crank the crap out of the lights?
Put the lights behind the camera, but facing you so that you can get the best out of them. There is a thread somewhere around here in the photographers' discussions about lighting, I think those have some good pointers in them as well.

I hate trying to get good lighting with shitty lights.
06/22/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by Sir
I'm here!
Hi!!! *waving*
06/22/2011
Sir Sir
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
Howdy Sir!
Hello!
06/22/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by sexyintexas
I have noticed a few that are so dark, any tips on getting it light enough or do you just crank the crap out of the lights?
I film in front of a window, personally, and I have an HD cam. But when I film at night, I make sure I have enough lights in front of me.
06/22/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by sexyintexas
I have noticed a few that are so dark, any tips on getting it light enough or do you just crank the crap out of the lights?
For me, what I've had to do sometimes is actually plug in a desk lamp to be right next to me. A few that I shot on my bedroom floor have a lamp propped on top of a box next to me so that I'm visible because my room was just so dark, even with the overhead light on.
06/22/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by KinkyKrissy
What do you recommend for video length?
2-3 minutes is good although some may require longer times. Remember that the video should highlight the product, not be a review all by itself.
06/22/2011
Noira Celestia Noira Celestia
As far writing reviews goes, does anyone have any tips for things to keep in mind when writing a review, things you should always include and things that you shouldn't include?
06/22/2011
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
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Originally posted by melissa1973
Ok; so what you're saying is since my monthly *giggles* has been shipped, I can try and ask for a manufactured one?
I think you have to have your monthly review published first
06/22/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
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Originally posted by cherryredhead88
here it is again


since i cannot update when everyone else is posting.
Am I mistaken, or is there no mention of the mentor program and how that works?
06/22/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by melissa1973
Ok; so what you're saying is since my monthly *giggles* has been shipped, I can try and ask for a manufactured one?
NO. Once you COMPLETE the review.
06/22/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by sexyintexas
I have noticed a few that are so dark, any tips on getting it light enough or do you just crank the crap out of the lights?
Avoid direct light pointing at the camera. Grab extra maps from around the apartment/house, use white light bulbs when you can (lights that don't give off a yellow glow). An articulated desk lamp is usually handy
06/22/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
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Originally posted by aliceinthehole
this is all very helpful information, glad we're doing this... kids, we should do this more often!
keep coming back we have a review workshop every month
06/22/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by melissa1973
Ok; so what you're saying is since my monthly *giggles* has been shipped, I can try and ask for a manufactured one?
Once your monthly assignment is completed and in the task market to be edited, you can try for a manufactured one
06/22/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
Unless it's preapproved by Carrie Ann. I did a very long video for the Seed BUT I told CA about it first and she said it was OK and to let JR know. But I checked with her BEFORE I posted the video
I appreciated that too!
06/22/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Noira Celestia
As far writing reviews goes, does anyone have any tips for things to keep in mind when writing a review, things you should always include and things that you shouldn't include?
The extended template has question prompts for each section. If you prefer the standard template, still reference these same questions to guide your review.
06/22/2011
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Alright I'm going to finish my homework, looks like a long night. Bye everyone!
06/22/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
Thanks everyone on the lighting tips, I have been wondering about them.
06/22/2011
melissa1973 melissa1973
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Originally posted by Sir
Hello!
Greetings and salutations!!
06/22/2011
potstickers potstickers
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Originally posted by sexyintexas
I have noticed a few that are so dark, any tips on getting it light enough or do you just crank the crap out of the lights?
You do the review outside during the middle of the day, preferably in a place with many other people around. Childrens' parks or elementary school playgrounds are very good locations.
06/22/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
Am I mistaken, or is there no mention of the mentor program and how that works?
the mentor program has its own faq area iirc
06/22/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Noira Celestia
As far writing reviews goes, does anyone have any tips for things to keep in mind when writing a review, things you should always include and things that you shouldn't include?
Girl With Fire has a fantastic list she shares with her students. With lingerie, try to tell us not only what size it's supposed to fit, but how well it fits you and your measurements. It's most helpful if you can share your measurements as well. Vibrators - don't forget to cover how many functions, how loud it is, and what it's made of. Include materials and ingredients wherever possible, but try to do it in a way that flows and doesn't seem random and out of place.

These are just a few
06/22/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Wondermom
the mentor program has its own faq area iirc
It needs updating, but there is a page on the mentor program: link
06/22/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by potstickers
You do the review outside during the middle of the day, preferably in a place with many other people around. Childrens' parks or elementary school playgrounds are very good locations.
Be careful with lighting outside though. It's VERY easy to white-wash the whole thing. If you aren't sure, watch the video when you're done .
06/22/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by potstickers
You do the review outside during the middle of the day, preferably in a place with many other people around. Childrens' parks or elementary school playgrounds are very good locations.
LMFAO!
06/22/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
Be careful with lighting outside though. It's VERY easy to white-wash the whole thing. If you aren't sure, watch the video when you're done .
oh! Snark! My filter missed that!
06/22/2011
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