Thanks so much for all your answers, guys! Seems like most everyone would use a mentor and a lot of you would be mentors.
Good news is, any of you can put availability as a video review mentor on your mentor profile! Letting new folks know that you can teach them those skills should encourage more new people to do videos while at the same time ensuring that they're doing them well.
Also, though it's not official at the moment, if any of you already advanced reviewers are interested in doing video reviews and want to work with one of the mentors who is willing to teach them, we're okay with that! Just contact me (carrieann at edenfantasys dot com) and we'll work out the details.
A few things about video mentoring, however.
First, there is no one style or way that is "right". We all have preferences and opinions on what makes a good video -- and I'd say you should, if you want a mentor, choose one who does videos in a way that you enjoy -- but there is no correct way. They are not required to show certain things. Many of you have mentioned that they need to turn the product on or show if it flexes or show the packaging. While this is great it is not at all required.
People can do video reviews to show any aspect of the toy they feel requires video or just to give you a quick peek at the toy. Video reviews should absolutely not mimic the information given in the text review. They do not need to have all the sizing and cleaning info and all the small details that can be given in text. In fact, the staff actually prefer videos that are creative and fun to those that are "too" full of specs and tiny details.
The point is, don't feel that your way is wrong or that you need to do videos the way this reviewer or that reviewer does. Videos should be done YOUR way. We like you best when you are you.
Second of all, I think most people seem to want a mentor to teach them a lot of the technical aspects of doing a video. How to actually film and edit one, how to use the software that comes with their computer, how to upload and add the intro. If any of you are going to hook up as mentors and mentees (is that a word?) please be sure you're clear with each other regarding what sort of teaching you'd like to receive or give. We don't want people being told they have to include this, that and the other info in their video only to find out they just wanted to know how to edit out a dog barking. Ya know?
More feedback about this is totally appreciated, even though the poll is closed, btw.
Also... More polls will be coming! I'd say look for another mid week or toward the end of the week. We really appreciate the feedback we've been getting so keep giving it, please!