One of things that is really cool about FriendFeed is the wide variety of things you can see and read. Whether it be posts themselves to what people are reading right up to videos that people have posted to their blogs. As cool as this I really have to take a moment and point out something.
Some of these video blogs are scary enough to give little kids nightmares. I’m not talking about the content of the videos themselves. No I’m talking about the presentation. Have you really looked at how some of these videos look?
First off you have some person staring down at you like they are ten feet tall. What’s with this looking down to the camera anyway. Isn’t it possible to look straight forward or are you going for the intimidation factor here? I always feel like I have to scrunch up in my chair to get away from that towering over me impression.
Then there is this whole thing with lighting. Like .. what’s with the recording in semi darkness with what little light there is throwing enough shadows around the face to make you look like something crawling out of a cave. Would it be so hard to take a few minutes and make sure the lighting doesn’t remind one of Dr. Frankenstein’s castle lab.
Remember folks there are little children out there who are going to see these things at some point – do you want to be responsible of giving them nightmares?
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