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post #1 of 12 Old 12-16-2013, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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Music or "Motorcycle" Sounds

Assuming comparable videos of an interesting motorcycle ride which do you prefer to hear... music with no other sound, or the sounds generated by the motorcycle in the scenes displayed (assuming wind noise has been eliminated)?
Also, do you prefer posted information (titles) or voice over?
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post #2 of 12 Old 12-16-2013, 12:21 PM
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You like this music, but someone else doesn't. So my vote is no music because a video is targeting a wide range of viewers.
Sub titles are okay.

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I would say depends on what the video is

varying speeds going up and down thru gears........ motorcycle sounds

scenery while droning along a highway....... music

what would be best might be a combination of both fading from one to the other



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I hear a lot of music I like and didn't know about on motorcycle videos. Whitey Jr is very good about doing this.

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Agree. If it's instro surf music like from the Satans Pilgrims or Insect Surfers, music is fine. Everything else is poop. If it's engine sounds from a Moto Guzzi California Basso or a Motus MST, that'll do. Otherwise I'll turn the volume down and listen to something else while watching the video.

As far as narration, if its by a female with a nice soft southern accent, count me in, otherwise give me captions. There's a female motorcyclist vlogger on youtube named Bran77 (or something like that) that talks and talks, rarely has anything noteworthy to say but is certainly easy on the ears...

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First and foremost, whom are you producing videos for? In most cases we do them for our own enjoyment with hopes others may enjoy them also. This oftentimes compares with family home movies, (insert boring here) however if motorcycle related youíll already have a captive audience from fellow riders, even if only a bunch of guys drinking beer, laughing and blasting your production.

I personally find all aspects mentioned, enjoyable if delivered well. Iíve added many sound bits to my music library, I otherwise wouldnít have known about had it not been for someoneís video. Keep in mind there are music haters out there and you wonít be able to please everyone, however we all have mute buttons.

Commentary and subtitles are also invaluable if delivered well. If youíre producing to gain notoriety on Youtube, youíll have a wide audience from all demographics and need to figure your target base. Donít forget to include captions to your commentary along with subtitles for the hearing impaired. A well-blended audio of motorcycles running through gears, burning tires or just the sound of a train whistle blowing as your passing by can be an awesome addition to a video.

In the end, producing good videos takes time and dedication. Your best indicator will be the number of subscribers, likes and shares you receive from your channel. And donít worry, the haters are there and gladly offer their opinion whether asked for or not.

Myself, Itís still an uphill battle to attain a level of bearable and have come to the conclusion, if I could get physicians to prescribe my videos to their insomnia patients it would be a win win situation.

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IMHO- motorcycle videos that are unedited are boring, and that includes no sound editing.

Put me down for music + lots of interesting camera angles + interesting scenery = interesting video
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I typically don't like music in my helmet because I have yet to find headphones good enough to suit my tastes.
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post #9 of 12 Old 12-17-2013, 01:19 PM
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IMHO- motorcycle videos that are unedited are boring, and that includes no sound editing.

Put me down for music + lots of interesting camera angles + interesting scenery = interesting video
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IMHO Rashnak and Whitey Jr. make about the most interesting and compelling videos and share a common approach of snippets of good music coupled with frequent scene changes. Rashnak, I particularly have some of your videos favorited, they make for excellent watching - thank you for great stuff.
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I like music and mainly because I do the editing for myself to watch later. I still like to post them up for others to enjoy so I try to pick music that would be at least tolerable to most. :mrgreen:
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