Hello irishcult, just a few things to say. I saw this on your site the other day, but I am glad that you submitted it to the cinema, because it does more good here, and I now have the opportunity to tell you what I thought of this.
This didn't have the flare and stylization of Tarn's video tutorials
, but it was effective, and not bad for your first. Just a few suggestions if you are planning to make another down the road. Music is not common for video tutorials such as this, mainly because it can distract the viewer, but it is your touch, and I find it worked fairly
However, if you are going to add music, try to keep the volume rather low, or turn up the volume on your microphone. Or, perhaps a combination of the two suggestions would be good. This should especially apply when the soundtrack you are using has lyrics, or heavy bass drums, etcetera. Essentially, anything that will become louder through out the course of the video, and possibly distract the viewer, or make it difficult to hear you.
Although you did an okay job showing how this can be achieved in EffectsLab Dv, you didn't really touch on how the amount of the scale used affects the range of movement allotted. Now, users should have enough of an understanding of the program, and the concept of artificial movement to know how this impacts the movement, but there will be a small few who do not, and you should try your best to accommodate them.
Although you want to make sure you do not hinder the quality of your tutorial by including too many insignificant details, you do want everyone who views it to walk away with a complete understanding of the effect. You seemed to speak rather clearly through out the tutorial, except the very end, and I think all in all, you did a good job.