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Contract Job - EEVblog: Making Shorts/Reels
« on: February 26, 2024, 01:31:13 am »
I'm looking for someone to make Shorts/Reels from my existing content to go on Youtube, Instagram and Facebook.
YES, I know Shorts suck, but fact is there is a market for them.
For the last month I have taken all my old Youtube Shorts and reuploaded them on Instagram and Facebook, and the engagement has been very good. So I want to keep this going but I'm now out of shorts.
So I need someone who is skilled at creating engaging shorts from existing 16:9 content.
Of course there are countless people/companies who can do this, but none of them have any clue what my content is about. So I figure I'd prefer to try someone who knows my technical content and potentially what my type of content my audience would find appealing.

Here is a crappy example of one I created from existing content:
https://www.instagram.com/reel/C3mRFa3s0xq/

So if you have demonstrable skills in this area and are interested, please email me.
 

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Re: Contract Job - EEVblog: Making Shorts/Reels
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2024, 08:02:10 am »
...I know Shorts suck...

Well, not all of them suck:  https://duckduckgo.com/?q=women+shorts&iar=images&iax=images&ia=images  :)
[I totally feel where you're coming from. Making those dope short vids requires some serious tech savvy and a whole lot of creativity, especially when you're working with existing content. Props to you for flipping those old vids and getting some solid engagement. If you need a hand, I'm totally down to help out. With my experience in dropping tech knowledge on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook, I know we can cook up some killer short vids. Hit me up whenever you're ready, and let's get busy creating some top-notch content,
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Re: Contract Job - EEVblog: Making Shorts/Reels
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2024, 04:10:04 am »
A profesisonal short company sent me these demos as an example of what they can do. What do you think?
Yes there are spelling errors, and yes they are a tad annoying. But remember, the entire Shorts industry is built on annoying.

https://youtube.com/shorts/OUEBO1rUphI

https://youtube.com/shorts/F1FcGX6laws

https://youtube.com/shorts/_SVDAPKEudU

https://youtube.com/shorts/nX118TzPUkc
 

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Re: Contract Job - EEVblog: Making Shorts/Reels
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2024, 05:09:25 am »
I think these are okay, especially if they can do a lot of them fast and cheap. I think it's difficult to make shorts from educational content.
How about making shorts from "wow" moments, disappointment moments, giggling moments. E.g. from oscilloscope and other electronics tear-down videos. I remember in some videos you was very surprised by some strange engineering decision on enclosures, PCBs, etc. Some laughable moments with medical device internals installed with lots of adhesive tape or something, don't remember exactly.
2-3 seconds of your reaction, 2-3 seconds then zoom-in on pcbs/something, repeat or continue this pattern.. make it loopable. I think I can do this, but I am only started last year, so my video editing experience may be not enough. Here are two examples of my shorts:

https://youtube.com/shorts/eJ7n36EY0x8?si=Z0PxDIGTUPcaky3L

https://youtube.com/shorts/b8hUDYYbfoA?si=qkPEy2LkqMnYA6SX

As you can see, no popping text captions, etc.. Too basic. But I would hire me ;D or.. ask a short company to find these "ha-ha", "wow", "eh" moments in your videos, combine with zoom-in on actual PCBs, enclosures, schematics. Avoid explanations and theory.
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Re: Contract Job - EEVblog: Making Shorts/Reels
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2024, 05:57:23 am »
You could fill a channel entirely with shorts of Dave doing "Australia-isms" and have that get clicks without any EE content at all.

Wave that big knife around saying, throw in a couple "Bob's your uncle"s and "half a bees dick"s, and watch the clicks roll in!

Or hire a hot chick to dance next to the whiteboard while you explain what a JFET is.....
« Last Edit: March 01, 2024, 06:00:06 am by Smokey »
 
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Re: Contract Job - EEVblog: Making Shorts/Reels
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2024, 09:18:39 am »
Your post about the contract job opportunity at EEVblog is like music to my ears! It's fantastic to see opportunities like this pop up, especially in a community where talent and expertise are valued. As for the inclusion of getlikes.com, I understand the desire to increase visibility and engagement, but let's ensure that authenticity and quality shine through above all else. After all, genuine connections and recognition are worth more than a thousand likes! In my opinion, leveraging organic growth and fostering a community of genuine supporters will yield far greater long-term benefits.
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Re: Contract Job - EEVblog: Making Shorts/Reels
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2024, 09:16:53 pm »
Your post about the contract job opportunity at EEVblog is like music to my ears! It's fantastic to see opportunities like this pop up, especially in a community where talent and expertise are valued.

Uh huh.
 
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Re: Contract Job - EEVblog: Making Shorts/Reels
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2024, 10:43:01 pm »
A profesisonal short company sent me these demos as an example of what they can do. What do you think?
Yes there are spelling errors, and yes they are a tad annoying.
Are they for hearing impared people? What is the deal with the Karaoke dubbing?
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Re: Contract Job - EEVblog: Making Shorts/Reels
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2024, 11:39:51 pm »
A profesisonal short company sent me these demos as an example of what they can do. What do you think?
Yes there are spelling errors, and yes they are a tad annoying.
Are they for hearing impared people? What is the deal with the Karaoke dubbing?

I hate those shorts, but these demos are pretty much the epitome of what shorts are supposed to be like. 99% of shorts are like this, with the animated subtitles and loud voice (and often music.)

Shorts are primarily targeted at a young audience, binge-watching them on their mobile phones and with the attention span of a goldfish.

YT creators are pressured into making those, and creators offering no shorts will see YT "algorithms" lower the exposition of their other, conventional videos. Which is why most Youtubers feel compelled to make them.
 
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Re: Contract Job - EEVblog: Making Shorts/Reels
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2024, 12:08:17 am »
YT creators are pressured into making those, and creators offering no shorts will see YT "algorithms" lower the exposition of their other, conventional videos. Which is why most Youtubers feel compelled to make them.

Both Big Clive and Fran have both commented that Shorts are getting more views and engagements than recent videos.
 
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Re: Contract Job - EEVblog: Making Shorts/Reels
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2024, 04:39:20 am »
YT creators are pressured into making those, and creators offering no shorts will see YT "algorithms" lower the exposition of their other, conventional videos. Which is why most Youtubers feel compelled to make them.

Both Big Clive and Fran have both commented that Shorts are getting more views and engagements than recent videos.

I'd be curious how "engagement" is being defined/measured here... does people flailing around on their screen trying to figure out how to work the damn thing when the video conrol ui is gone get counted?
 

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Re: Contract Job - EEVblog: Making Shorts/Reels
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2024, 06:14:41 am »
YT creators are pressured into making those, and creators offering no shorts will see YT "algorithms" lower the exposition of their other, conventional videos. Which is why most Youtubers feel compelled to make them.

Both Big Clive and Fran have both commented that Shorts are getting more views and engagements than recent videos.
Likely the result of agressive pushing by the algorithm, not result of views by regular subscribers.
They can count me as negative 1 in the views total, as I consider shorts junk.

Edit: and sorry will not be watching yours either.
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Re: Contract Job - EEVblog: Making Shorts/Reels
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2024, 07:16:49 am »
Both Big Clive and Fran have both commented that Shorts are getting more views and engagements than recent videos.
Likely the result of agressive pushing by the algorithm, not result of views by regular subscribers.

Probably, but if it's consistent then you can't blame them for continuing to chase an audience there.
 

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Re: Contract Job - EEVblog: Making Shorts/Reels
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2024, 07:30:42 am »
I suppose there are users who would never click to watch Dave talk about electronics for 15 minutes, but may click 15 seconds of highly concentrated clickbait.

Question is if for established channels this will translate into new regular viewers of existing content or permanent "shortification" of the channel ::)
 

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Re: Contract Job - EEVblog: Making Shorts/Reels
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2024, 08:08:18 am »
If we jump from 15 minutes to 15 seconds videos, that is 60 times less.  At 30FPS, 15s means 450 frames.
If this trend continues, next jump will be to show only 7...8 snapshot pics instead of a 15 minutes video.  ;D

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Re: Contract Job - EEVblog: Making Shorts/Reels
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2024, 11:23:47 am »
I think it's difficult to make shorts from educational content.

Yes it is :). But that’s assuming you want the shorts to be educational as well.

We try to do this on our YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/@RohdeundSchwarz/shorts

Clearly a very different style from the samples Dave posted (and shorts in general)

I did an Instagram reel that could be a short, and I like to think it’s mildly educational:

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CvvNKIRr7GN/
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Re: Contract Job - EEVblog: Making Shorts/Reels
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2024, 02:04:08 pm »
YT creators are pressured into making those, and creators offering no shorts will see YT "algorithms" lower the exposition of their other, conventional videos. Which is why most Youtubers feel compelled to make them.

Both Big Clive and Fran have both commented that Shorts are getting more views and engagements than recent videos.

I just took a look at the R&S stuff and somehow managed to not quite view the short I was actually looking to run and instead got a stream of completely unrelated stuff like skateboards and, er, 'things'. I gave up, but no doubt all the shorts I passed through on the way would score a view from me. I think the greater 'engagement' may well just be viewers who are scrolling random shit and figure it would take them more than 15 secs to get their arse in gear to skip shorts they're not interested in. BTDT.

Should your shorts involve a special dance or something?
 
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Re: Contract Job - EEVblog: Making Shorts/Reels
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2024, 12:01:06 am »
I think it's difficult to make shorts from educational content.

Yes it is :). But that’s assuming you want the shorts to be educational as well.

We try to do this on our YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/@RohdeundSchwarz/shorts

Clearly a very different style from the samples Dave posted (and shorts in general)

The thing is you have to specifically design and shoot the video to be a 1min Short. Editing existing long form content rarely works.
 
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Re: Contract Job - EEVblog: Making Shorts/Reels
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2024, 02:52:56 am »
I think it's difficult to make shorts from educational content.

Yes it is :). But that’s assuming you want the shorts to be educational as well.

We try to do this on our YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/@RohdeundSchwarz/shorts

Clearly a very different style from the samples Dave posted (and shorts in general)

The thing is you have to specifically design and shoot the video to be a 1min Short. Editing existing long form content rarely works.

You should make shorts where you "react" to watching your own long videos.
 

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Re: Contract Job - EEVblog: Making Shorts/Reels
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2024, 08:24:31 am »
If we jump from 15 minutes to 15 seconds videos, that is 60 times less.  At 30FPS, 15s means 450 frames.
If this trend continues, next jump will be to show only 7...8 snapshot pics instead of a 15 minutes video.  ;D
The format is already pretty much optimal for what it is, which IME is distraction for people bored out of their mind in some public place - sitting on a train, waiting for their medical appointment, etc. They pull out a phone, scroll through an endless stream of videos and watch whatever catches their attention.

It has to be clickbaity if you want anyone to start watching it, it has to be entertaining if you want anyone to watch more than the first second. It can't require more effort than making a watch/no-watch decision or it will be a no-watch for you. No clicking and browsing pictures, no putting on headphones, captions preferred over audio, etc.
 
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Re: Contract Job - EEVblog: Making Shorts/Reels
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2024, 04:46:12 am »
Both Big Clive and Fran have both commented that Shorts are getting more views and engagements than recent videos.
Likely the result of agressive pushing by the algorithm, not result of views by regular subscribers.

Probably, but if it's consistent then you can't blame them for continuing to chase an audience there.

Yes, it's understandable. But do they have the demographics for the audience they get through shorts? I'm curious.
 

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Re: Contract Job - EEVblog: Making Shorts/Reels
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2024, 04:26:11 am »
A few content suggestions:

Traps for young players.

Designs for common problems.  For example a power button circuit.

Product reviews.  Products you use.  Mailbag stuff.  Trashing the scammers.
 

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Re: Contract Job - EEVblog: Making Shorts/Reels
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2024, 10:25:43 am »
It is annoying but way more engaging. I would watch just compilations of australia-isms of dave lol imagine 1 minute with 100 We're in like Flynn
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