Charcold Posted November 26, 2017 Share Posted November 26, 2017 When you decide you want to make a new blacksmithing video, post the subject here first. Something like: "I am going to make a video on mounting a railroad anvil, what type of information do you all think would be key for beginners? What have you seen too much of already? What haven't you seen discussed at all?" etc. Then people can give you bullet points to potentially include onto your videos such as , alternative anvils, optimal track anvils, proper knuckle height testing and how to tell when your anvil is too low or high (such as back pain in a specific location), tools required for certain jobs at the start of the video, a shot of the finished product at the start of the video, resources for more in depth discussion that can be linked, literature to potentially buy and read, etc. To put it bluntly, there are a LOT of people who are beginners that are not qualified to give advice without referencing a lot of sound material from experts. If i made videos I'd certainly be guilty of this as well. I and most people simply don't have the expertise to post videos and be anything but common, the market is heavily saturated with these video channels already. If you are serious about taking your video channel farther, you need to do quite a bit of upfront research, draw on experts, and make small tweaks such as a tripod and potentially more editing. If you simply want to make videos that fit into a largely saturated market, you're not going to see much success, that's the way it is. You can't just open a pizza joint in New York without a niche that puts you above all the other 12 places on the block. Now a civility check on myself, I apologize for being rude in my first post. To be quite honest by the time I re-read it it was beyond the edit window. I was going to change "The main gripe I have with this video is that it spreads the idea that track anvils such as yours are worthwhile" to "spreads the idea that track anvils such as yours are the best use of the material and time it takes to make them." (Borrowed and lightly edited.) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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