Introduction: Zippo Tricking 101

I just go over some zippo tricking philosophy on what I believe makes a trick "good" as well as some advice for doing zippo tricks.

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killerjackalope (author)2010-09-13

I have a few suggestions for you, I'm not criticizing out of badness, I clicked on this because I'm interested in zippo tricks, in fact I've published a couple of relatively popular instructables on them, but I couldn't get more than 2:28 in to your video. 

You need to be more concise and maybe script it up a bit, the slow pace with a lot of umms and ahhhs makes it very hard to keep watching.  Ok my included videos were simple shorts demonstrating each trick, to go with the 'ible, yours is freestanding. 

The other thing is that some different shots might keep attention a little better. 

Your tutorials are good though I wish they were more than one trick per tutorial, but that's probably a personal preference thing...

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Thanks for the feedback. I'm still kinda new to the whole video making thing. I think that once I get more experience the pauses will become less frequent.

I never really liked scripting things because it seems so unnatural. And in some of my other videos when I tried outlining things I just come off as sounding even more nervous so now I try to just let the words come out naturally.

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Well you don't have to make a script but writing down what you want to say, stripping it to the words you would say then taking the key points down and using them as a go to might help without making you feel stiff and weird. 

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