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PostPosted: August 10th, 2019, 11:06 am 
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CampingChristina gets'er done for sure. One tough gal.


Oh yeah, totally forgot about her. My wife and I like to sit and watch her videos.

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PostPosted: September 4th, 2019, 11:54 am 
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Wow! Some nice comments on here! :o
I don't watch a lot of YT, if I do, it will usually be in hardwater season when I'm itching to get outside. Last February on particularly cold day, Leah and I fried up the last of our walleye and sat around the fireplace watching our fav channels. The adventure, quality and commentary are all great on the following:

Jim Baird Adventurer
Backcountry Angling Ontario
Northern Scavenger
David Hartman
Tumblehome

I've tripped with a few of them and our tripping styles (and by extension, video content) jive.

InSeasonStudios is great as it's all local routes (Timmins area) - though I skim more to get an idea of what the route will be like when I'm planning.

If I don't have to 'skim' it's a win. Echoing what a few others said, short clips, with a good pace to keep the story flowing. I'll mainly watch for some trip planning or hardwater season inspiration etc. also, if the route has the 'cool' factor. I'm a big sucker for lesser traveled routes, and that's what I readily digest. That's just me personally, and as JK said, you can't please everyone. My goals with video production have always been twofold:

1. Make a great lasting memory for myself and tripmates (editing is an extension of the trip for me as I get to relive it through the creative process).
2. Inspire others to get out there and paddle the route for themselves. The more paddlers, the better - especially on 'lost' routes!

YT can be a wild west for creators. Plenty of opinions and lots of trolls. so long as I achive 1 & 2 with some degree of success, I am satisfied. YT is also an interesting way to watch the progress and skill development of a paddler. I'm reminded of this when a decade old video of mine resurfaces from time to time....

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PostPosted: October 22nd, 2019, 12:22 pm 
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In light of what has been said here I made videos of my last Atikaki Provincial Park, Manitoba canoe trip with many different slants. Except for the camp cooking video all were made to provide info on a canoe destination with almost no online presence. Yes, the big rivers get aired but not the lake country and its solitude. The comments I have received so far tell me that each type of presentation has its fans and detractors. YouTube ad revenue shared with channel owners is $2 to $3 per thousand views so you can see paddling videos are not being produced to buy a new canoe!!

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PostPosted: October 23rd, 2019, 10:10 am 
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Nowadays you can't even monetize your youtube channel until you have 1000 followers and 10,000 views (or something like that).

I'd like to monetize my new paddling channel but I cannot. Luckily I do have a channel with a few thousand viewers and hundreds of thousands of views so I dump stuff in there when I want to monetize


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PostPosted: October 28th, 2019, 10:24 pm 
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I agree with a lot of these picks. I really like the visual quality and created atmosphere of both Tumblehome's and Chris Prouse's videos.

Prospector 16, please post your channel link.

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PostPosted: October 29th, 2019, 12:46 am 
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I agree with so many of the recommendations here. But Stajanleafs nailed it - I like making the videos so that my buddies who don't come along, and most of my family who never would, and my kids who can't wait to, get a chance to see what I've been up to. And, so that people who are considering the route, get a chance to see some portion of it. And so that I can turn it on in February, and have a trip down memory lane. If I can boil 10 days of footage down to an hour, I feel like I've done pretty good. Someone who wants a 5 minute video can use the fast forward key. When I watch others' videos, I am primarily looking for red flags that would put me off a route, then considering the positives of the route, then enjoying the storytelling and tunes. I really enjoy seeing the summer camp kids' videos - they have so much energy and unbridled optimism - it's contagious. Just wish there was a little less Mumford & Sons out there...

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PostPosted: October 29th, 2019, 12:02 pm 
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I have been watching Mathew Posa lately. He is in Michigan and has some really good trips. Watching his newest week long trip now. Aside from him my main subscriptions are: Joe Robinet, My Self Reliance, BAO, Explore The Backcountry, Chris Prowse, Jason Eke (new for me this month, not bad!) Doug Outside (now Doug Linker). and Scott at Drenalin Adventures.

Although I am now toning it down allot, I spent the last 2.5 years filming my own content and am now getting ready to start posting my own vids.. been a great learning experience. I appreciate what these people do and go through to get that 30 minute video. Kudos to all all of them.

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PostPosted: October 29th, 2019, 3:44 pm 
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Captaincanadian wrote:
I have been watching Mathew Posa lately. .


Me too! just discovered him this week.


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