Music and effects in Video Reviews: Good or Bad?

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Music and effects in Video Reviews: Good or Bad?

cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
I like adding all sorts of fun things to my video reviews, but I am starting to wonder if it could be overkill.

What do you all think? Do you like videos with effects and music, or do you like straight up reviewing of the product?

I would like to find a medium between being boring and being too much.
10/22/2010
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Jul!a Jul!a
Personally, I'm not big on music. I don't mind effects like text to toss in something the reviewer might have forgotten to mention at the time or scene transitions and stuff like that, but I usually prefer just the reviewer talking.

I am curious to see what everyone else thinks too
10/22/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
I like to put in a few effects just to make things interesting, but I usually cut most of them out. I start to feel there is to much.

I just did my first video where I did not talk (major head cold) and added music, seemed real boring without something.

Soo, I would say as long as it is not overboard I am fine with it all as long as I can still get the info from the video.
10/22/2010
Andromeda Andromeda
Since I don't talk in my video reviews, I think they need the music. I haven't tried any with effects yet, although my next one will probably have a few... heh. I don't mind either way when I'm watching videos.
10/22/2010
Not here Not here
I think it depends on whether it is a regular video review, or an adult video review. The regular ones, I prefer the person just talking, maybe a few special effects or subtitles. But I think it can be totally different for the adult ones, as it is more of a creative outlet. Maybe I'm biased, because the adult review I did had some effects and music, but I think it would have been awkward without it.

I guess since the adult reviews are supposed to be like erotic commercials, and the regular video reviews are supposed to be informative, the different "rules" apply, at least in my opinion.
10/22/2010
Gary Gary
Music and FX... it all depends on what you are going for, and how you use it!
10/22/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Quote:
Originally posted by cherryredhead88
I like adding all sorts of fun things to my video reviews, but I am starting to wonder if it could be overkill.

What do you all think? Do you like videos with effects and music, or do you like straight up reviewing of the product?

I ...
It all depends on the review. If the music is used in parts where the person isn't speaking or taking away from what they are doing by being too loud etc, I'm all for it. I'm not sure what you mean by effects? Transitions between scenes? I'm all for that too as long as it is done correctly.
10/22/2010
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
It all depends on the review. If the music is used in parts where the person isn't speaking or taking away from what they are doing by being too loud etc, I'm all for it. I'm not sure what you mean by effects? Transitions between scenes? ...
What I mainly mean by that is that I like to throw in tidbits of info that I forgot about during the review, but I like to transition them in. Also like adding different stuff to the intro, etc. And I like to use music in the beginning and end of mine, because I like to "theme" the reviews for each particular toy.
10/22/2010
Sammi Sammi
I like effects. I haven't used music yet, as I haven't found any good usable (as in able to use without getting copyright permission, etc), but I'd consider it if it fit.
10/22/2010
Blinker Blinker
I think all the effects and whatnot I've seen in all the videos I've watched have been tasteful and just right. I really like people's music choices and the creativity. It's important to let yourself and your creativity shine through so you can stand out. I've really been impressed with all I've seen, which makes me more nervous for when I start doing my own videos.
10/22/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Sammi
I like effects. I haven't used music yet, as I haven't found any good usable (as in able to use without getting copyright permission, etc), but I'd consider it if it fit.
There is a few site that have music, mostly covers, that you can download and use as long as you mention their name. Newgrounds is one that comes to mind.
10/22/2010
ScottA ScottA
I only do the informative ones, and so far I haven't put much in the way of effects and music in. What you do should support your goal, which is (for the informative ones) to communicate how the item works and is best used. Don't know about the "adult video" ones.
10/22/2010
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