Video Reviews Easier than written?

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Video Reviews Easier than written?

MamaDivine MamaDivine
Do you find its easier to do a video review than it is to type out a written review?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Video is easier
Kindred , DreamWolf , bayosgirl , richsam , MamaDivine , SexyStuff , Princess-Kayla ♥ , indiglo
8
-Written is easier
Crystal1 , - Kira - , VioletMoonstone , MamaDivine
4
-Not sure, only done the written ones
PeaceToTheMiddleEast , SiNn , EdenJP , BobbiJay , OhMy! , scaredlittleboy , FruityCloudPuff , LinToxic , unfulfilled , Jon S , woofcub , lil ladybug
12
-NA/Don't know
Djiffy , scaredlittleboy
2
*Other* Please comment
Total votes: 26 (24 voters)
Poll is closed
02/24/2012
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Crystal1 Crystal1
Video reviews require a written reivew to go with it, so it's more than double the work.
02/24/2012
Crystal1 Crystal1
Err, I should say they require one if you're doing it as an assignment or for a gift card. I think you can upload one without a review for fun.
02/24/2012
SiNn SiNn
Quote:
Originally posted by MamaDivine
Do you find its easier to do a video review than it is to type out a written review?
im not sure but i d probably s ay written is easier
02/24/2012
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by Crystal1
Err, I should say they require one if you're doing it as an assignment or for a gift card. I think you can upload one without a review for fun.
A written review is only required when it is a video assignment. You can still earn a GC for any video you do as long as it is approved by Carrie Ann.

And writing is a chore for me, so video reviews are so much easier.
02/24/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I only did one video review. Between the number of takes it took to stop stuttering and the editing, it took literally all day. Finding the time to do them without a toddler in the background is also near impossible for me. Written reviews are much easier for me in all aspects.
02/24/2012
EdenJP EdenJP
Quote:
Originally posted by MamaDivine
Do you find its easier to do a video review than it is to type out a written review?
Only done written
02/24/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
I find video reviews to be easier, simply because there aren't so many things you have to include in them - though it is always easier to make one after writing a review about stuff already...
02/24/2012
BobbiJay BobbiJay
I tried to do a video and I just kept messing up and saying the wrong thing even when I wrote myself a "script". Needless to say I prefer writing.
02/25/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
I would think that doing a video review would be easier for me, just because I can talk a mile a minute, but if I have to type it out, I struggle to make the minimum quota for words sometimes lol. Thanks for the answers everyone!
02/25/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Recording the video is the easy part. I had the hardest time trying to figure out how to put the intro on-having never used video editing software before. But I know now, so next time should be easier.
02/26/2012
Djiffy Djiffy
Videos are more entertaining to watch sometimes, but usually a bit shorter and more lacking in practical information, from what I've seen. Still, it does seem to me like they'd be much quicker to throw together (minus the editing parts).
02/26/2012
Positwist Positwist
We have a number of excellent video reviewers on EF who make video reviewing look easy, but it's definitely not easier than text reviewing.

With a video, I think it's more difficult to select what's most important to discuss. There are, for example, video reviews that spend 2-5 solid minutes discussing the packaging. As much as packaging is worth mentioning, clearly dedicating several minutes to the subject is inappropriate (especially when your audience can't easily skip over it!). Not sure why videos seem to encourage this problem more than text, though.
02/26/2012
VioletMoonstone VioletMoonstone
I'm shy and I've only done one video review! To me it's easier to to a written review. I'm sure it's probably different for everybody. I get shy and I start mumbling and forgeting things.
02/26/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
Quote:
Originally posted by MamaDivine
Do you find its easier to do a video review than it is to type out a written review?
I love doing video reviews. I found those are way more fun!
03/17/2012
SexyStuff SexyStuff
Probably depends on the person. I think I would find video easier.
03/17/2012
Princess-Kayla ♥ Princess-Kayla ♥
I love doing video reviews! I think they're much easier.
03/19/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I'm with Kira on this one, it would be impossible for me to do a video review with kids around.
03/21/2012
woofcub woofcub
I like to do the written reviews as I am a bit too shy to do anything on video.
03/21/2012
Total posts: 19
Unique posters: 16