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Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
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Ever since the first incarnation of Let's Try videos, I had it in the back of my head to make something similar. I suppose I could look at what's available as far as software is concerned. What I'm most shaky about is hardware and, to be blunt, being "camera shy".

Also, I know how I react to an LT/LP of my games. It just seems horribly hypocritical to me to make such videos, but not be able to bear watching them, you know?

I dunno. Maybe I worry too much.
Caz
LET'SBIAN DO THIS.
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I think you worry too much.

Just do it, see what comes of it. Make a few 'trial' videos and watch them over, or get people you know who like video games to look them over for you. Get used to the sound of your voice and (especially) how it sounds when recorded. I don't think anyone will vastly change their opinion of you if they dislike it: they'll just not watch it and move on. And if they do like it, then great! Bear in mind that most people who LT/LP games aren't exactly fantastical voice actors - they're just guys and girls who like games and like talking to themselves about games.

It's not hypocritical, either. There are people who prefer to talk than to listen and vice-versa. Just uhh.. be yourself, I suppose.

Oh but a good microphone would be a great idea. If I were to record myself playing games, I'd have one machine (a laptop with hardly any programs) to record my voice, and my main gaming machine to play the game and record the sound/music of that. Then I'd mash 'em together later.
Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
20691
Part of the plan was to make some trial videos. Not just to get me acclimated to the setup, but as an attempt to reach a better comfort level with this idea in general.

The thing that stops me, without fail, is that I ask myself, "Do I really want to do this?" In case it wasn't obvious, the answer has, thus far, been a resounding "No".
Caz
LET'SBIAN DO THIS.
6813
Then I think the answer is not to do it. I mean, it'd still be a good idea to build confidence with trial videos in the meantime, but don't upload them unless you think you have something decent that you yourself think people would watch.
LTs is an amazing tool for the creator.
Especially if the project has a lot of flaws that no one cares to tell him/her.
If you ever find a game that is fun, but has things you can nitpick the hell out of; you might enjoy Let's Trying it.
Find a game like that and send a Pm to the creator with your video feedback. Most game makers will love the video no matter what,
and that in and of itself should help remove your camera shy problems.
Also, I tend to love any and all LT videos because it's really interesting how other people think about certain RM game elements.
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