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#1 ashnathan

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 05:09

Somebody please give him a job he is outstanding and his reviews are not only spot on, but funny aswell! Apologies if he is well known but for those who haven't watched I strongly suggest you do!

2010 Season Review:

http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

Australian Grand Prix Review:



Malaysian Grand Prix Review:

http://www.youtube.c...yer_profilepage

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#2 wrexter

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 06:38

Brilliant!

I've seen his 2010 Review before.

It's so refreshing when you find out someone out there saw the same race as you ;)

#3 anbeck

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 07:09

:wave: :up: :up: :up: :up: :up: :up: :up: :up: :up:

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 07:20

Brilliant!

I've seen his 2010 Review before.

It's so refreshing when you find out someone out there saw the same race as you ;)


It could also be refresing when someone out there saw another race as 1 millions other saw... I think reviews are often flogging the same, dead horse...

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#5 Ellios

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 07:36

very refreshing!

#6 Smile17

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 07:41

He made some good points, but no more than that. The voice and video are annoying.

#7 F.M.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 07:46

Nice idea, but he has the tendency to complain about almost everything, and in that, is wrong a couple of times.

#8 dank

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 07:48

I'll take your word that it's funny, because I couldn't make it past the ten second barrier listening to his monotone drawl.

#9 Nemo29E

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 07:49

Found it entertaining and amusing, reminded me of a Charlie Brooker like presentation. Hope he does more.

(although I will admit his voice grated a bit, but you cannot have everything)

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 07:50

Pretty much a copy of Zero Punctuation , but without the charm, or the quality.

#11 slideways

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 07:54

While the guy has a solid view on F1 his videos aren't very funny. As he said in video two "Trying to rip off Yahtzee", but failing.

#12 sKunk

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 08:04

The guy who made the vid posts over at PlanetF1

http://forum.planet-...g...mp;start=0

#13 Kraken

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 08:22

Each to their own. I find the videos incredibly annoying and smug.

#14 olliek88

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 08:22

Brilliant, "mark webber was using up more rubber than russell brand in a nunnery" :rotfl: :rotfl:

#15 slideways

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 08:45

The guy who made the vid posts over at PlanetF1


Ahh that explains a lot.

#16 ali.unal

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 08:57

I wonder it's another form of joking I didn't understand to identify Heidfeld as a Spanish driver :rolleyes:

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 09:07

Pretty much a copy of Zero Punctuation , but without the charm, or the quality.



Indeed, he tries to copy it and ... fails...

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 09:33

The guy who made the vid posts over at PlanetF1

http://forum.planet-...g...mp;start=0


I also have an account here, but I didn't post the video here because I thought it would break the Autosport forum rules about promoting your own material. Planet F1's forum didn't have that exception.



Thanks for the feedback from everyone - both positive and negative; I appreciate that the videos are not polished yet, and take on board the comments about my voice and the similarities to Zero Punctuation. The first two videos were hampered by a poor quality microphone, the latest video I used a proper headset and the sound should be a lot better. While I was inspired by ZP, and consequently why I paid tribute to Yahtzee in the Australian GP video, he didn't invent this sort of video. As someone pointed out, Yahtzee was inspired by Charlie Brooker - and both of those a Computer games journalists.

I am using the format for F1 race analyses; and while Yahtzee's hooks are savagely ripping apart games/fanboys as well as garnishing his reviews with a lot of swearing and crude analogies. Hopefully my reviews are different to that - while I do have analogies, every video of this kind will have - the visual medium lends itself to it; these are essentially extreme powerpoint presentations.

However, I do appreciate that they are far from perfect yet, but I have only just started doing them. So far they have taken me over ten hours each to put together, which has led to me rushing them towards the end to get them out. As I get better, both with the writing, the speaking and putting together the images the quality will hopefully improve significantly, and they will take me less time to put together.



I wonder it's another form of joking I didn't understand to identify Heidfeld as a Spanish driver :rolleyes:


It was because Heidfeld replaced Pedro de la Rosa with 5 races to go in the season.

#19 tifosiMac

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 09:39

Very amusing, and reminds me alot of 'Phonejacker' in the way it is structured. :)

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#20 ColchesterF1

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 09:49

Thought they were great, especially referring to Petrov as Wile Coyote!

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 09:56

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

This guy is fantastic, I can't believe I've just discovered him now.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 10:20

However, I do appreciate that they are far from perfect yet, but I have only just started doing them. So far they have taken me over ten hours each to put together, which has led to me rushing them towards the end to get them out. As I get better, both with the writing, the speaking and putting together the images the quality will hopefully improve significantly, and they will take me less time to put together.


I really appreciate that effort, I could not find the endurance nor the wit to do something like that. Overall I liked them pretty much.

#23 Desdirodeabike

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 10:21

Thanks for the feedback from everyone - both positive and negative; I appreciate that the videos are not polished yet, and take on board the comments about my voice and the similarities to Zero Punctuation. The first two videos were hampered by a poor quality microphone, the latest video I used a proper headset and the sound should be a lot better. While I was inspired by ZP, and consequently why I paid tribute to Yahtzee in the Australian GP video, he didn't invent this sort of video. As someone pointed out, Yahtzee was inspired by Charlie Brooker - and both of those a Computer games journalists.

I am using the format for F1 race analyses; and while Yahtzee's hooks are savagely ripping apart games/fanboys as well as garnishing his reviews with a lot of swearing and crude analogies. Hopefully my reviews are different to that - while I do have analogies, every video of this kind will have - the visual medium lends itself to it; these are essentially extreme powerpoint presentations.

However, I do appreciate that they are far from perfect yet, but I have only just started doing them. So far they have taken me over ten hours each to put together, which has led to me rushing them towards the end to get them out. As I get better, both with the writing, the speaking and putting together the images the quality will hopefully improve significantly, and they will take me less time to put together.

It was because Heidfeld replaced Pedro de la Rosa with 5 races to go in the season.

Well keep it up guy. :) :up: Dont mind the grumpy naysayers in here. Its so easy to put something down instead of making something creative like this.
I loved it. And you seem to be getting better for each review. :up:

#24 froggy22

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 10:23

i must of missed the "heidfeld is spanish" joke last season then???

#25 tifosiMac

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 10:31

The guy who made the video has explained the Heidfeld-Spanish meaning.

Nice video mate. :)

#26 A.Fant

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 10:33

I liked them a lot. I'm a big fan of Yahtzee's videos and I think you did a good job of transferring the format to F1. :up:

Two tips though:

1. Try to improve the sound quality as I think a lot of people might be unable to stand it.

2. Try to keep a steadier pace when you talk. I don't think you should slow down since I like the fast flurry of words, but it gets choppy at times.

Keep up the good work! :)

#27 D.M.N.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 10:37

Great review, and a nice sideways look at the race! Liked the Renault trapping McLaren in a cage bit. :)

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 10:40

I also have an account here, but I didn't post the video here because I thought it would break the Autosport forum rules about promoting your own material. Planet F1's forum didn't have that exception.



Thanks for the feedback from everyone - both positive and negative; I appreciate that the videos are not polished yet, and take on board the comments about my voice and the similarities to Zero Punctuation. The first two videos were hampered by a poor quality microphone, the latest video I used a proper headset and the sound should be a lot better. While I was inspired by ZP, and consequently why I paid tribute to Yahtzee in the Australian GP video, he didn't invent this sort of video. As someone pointed out, Yahtzee was inspired by Charlie Brooker - and both of those a Computer games journalists.

I am using the format for F1 race analyses; and while Yahtzee's hooks are savagely ripping apart games/fanboys as well as garnishing his reviews with a lot of swearing and crude analogies. Hopefully my reviews are different to that - while I do have analogies, every video of this kind will have - the visual medium lends itself to it; these are essentially extreme powerpoint presentations.

However, I do appreciate that they are far from perfect yet, but I have only just started doing them. So far they have taken me over ten hours each to put together, which has led to me rushing them towards the end to get them out. As I get better, both with the writing, the speaking and putting together the images the quality will hopefully improve significantly, and they will take me less time to put together.


Nothing uber-special mate, but certainly nothing fundamentally wrong with them :)

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 10:43

Thanks for the feedback from everyone - both positive and negative;


Nice one mate, I've just watched your 2010 review and Aus and Malaysia reviews, very good stuff IMO, made me laugh a few times, looking forward to China's review, although not as much as the race itself ;)



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Posted 13 April 2011 - 10:52

I like it and subscribed on Youtube, looking forward to hearing your views on the rest of the season, keep up the good work :up:

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:02

I also have an account here, but I didn't post the video here because I thought it would break the Autosport forum rules about promoting your own material. Planet F1's forum didn't have that exception.



Thanks for the feedback from everyone - both positive and negative; I appreciate that the videos are not polished yet, and take on board the comments about my voice and the similarities to Zero Punctuation. The first two videos were hampered by a poor quality microphone, the latest video I used a proper headset and the sound should be a lot better. While I was inspired by ZP, and consequently why I paid tribute to Yahtzee in the Australian GP video, he didn't invent this sort of video. As someone pointed out, Yahtzee was inspired by Charlie Brooker - and both of those a Computer games journalists.

I am using the format for F1 race analyses; and while Yahtzee's hooks are savagely ripping apart games/fanboys as well as garnishing his reviews with a lot of swearing and crude analogies. Hopefully my reviews are different to that - while I do have analogies, every video of this kind will have - the visual medium lends itself to it; these are essentially extreme powerpoint presentations.

However, I do appreciate that they are far from perfect yet, but I have only just started doing them. So far they have taken me over ten hours each to put together, which has led to me rushing them towards the end to get them out. As I get better, both with the writing, the speaking and putting together the images the quality will hopefully improve significantly, and they will take me less time to put together.


:)


It was because Heidfeld replaced Pedro de la Rosa with 5 races to go in the season.


:up: Its great work, and keeps me very amused in between races. It'll be great watching this grow, and become more popular, so good luck :)

Edited by Kvothe, 13 April 2011 - 11:02.


#32 RichardF1fan

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:15

Well done. Something else to interrupt working!

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:35

really good effort mate, a lot of time for that and enjoyed it. Good luck and keep it up!

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:39

Since Yathzee’s name pops up a few time I’d like to point to an article he did in the past on Formula 1

http://www.fullyramb...says/racing.htm

I don’t think he’ll be covering F1 anytime soon and these are a pretty good attempt,


#35 chivdog

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:44

Loved it!. :up: So what if it is a little derivative in style .. what isn't nowadays? Keep it up.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:44

Only watched the Malaysian so far but I love it, funny and well put together.
Keep it up!

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 12:44

Bah, a follow Yahtzee and his videos so I've been spoilt. These ones, while a good idea in theory, just fall short and lack the uber-cynical criticisms of the original that gives it the charm. They're also too long. Some good analogies though.

Edited by Disgrace, 13 April 2011 - 12:48.


#38 aditya-now

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 16:15

Somebody please give him a job he is outstanding and his reviews are not only spot on, but funny aswell! Apologies if he is well known but for those who haven't watched I strongly suggest you do!

2010 Season Review:

http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

Australian Grand Prix Review:



Malaysian Grand Prix Review:

http://www.youtube.c...yer_profilepage


He IS brilliant! Thanks for the links, very accurate observations and very funny indeed.


#39 Pingu Pi

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 18:31

Hmm a blatant rip off of Yahtzee's Zero-Punctuation format yet without any charisma and there only being 1 or 2 funny jokes.

I cringed when he done the pauses for the donkey skit.

Shockingly bad.

Watch Yahtzee to see how you really hammer home criticism with whit.

:down: :down:

Edited by Pingu Pi, 13 April 2011 - 18:32.


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#40 Villes Gilleneuve

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 18:54

Thanks for the feedback from everyone - both positive and negative


For crissakes, if you get everyone to agree with you on this forum, you're doing something really wrong.

Keep it up, and yes, Eddie Jordan is a moron.

Edited by Villes Gilleneuve, 13 April 2011 - 18:54.


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Posted 13 April 2011 - 19:15

Supply racer, nick heidfeld .....

LOL

#42 Villes Gilleneuve

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 19:32

Hmm a blatant rip off of Yahtzee's Zero-Punctuation format yet without any charisma and there only being 1 or 2 funny jokes.

I cringed when he done the pauses for the donkey skit.

Shockingly bad.

Watch Yahtzee to see how you really hammer home criticism with whit.

:down: :down:



The guys who post stuff like this have nothing better to come up with than double emoticons.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 19:48

Apologies, it appears you have credited Yahtzee in the initial review.

Constructive criticism though, you had zero charisma.

The idea is to deliver the jokes quick and fast.

Obviously you scripted it first hand before reading it out. All you do is read it quicker and then cut it up in a media editor so that your breathing gaps are non existent.

Have you tried speeding your speech up?

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 19:48

Nice work, I enjoyed it, but F150 trucks should be RED!

Edited by GVera, 13 April 2011 - 19:49.


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Posted 13 April 2011 - 19:54

And using a limiter/compressor plus frequency filtering or/and decent sound recording hardware would've helped. :kiss:

Otherwise, an entertaining effort.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 19:58

This guy is simply brilliant. I would surely add all his reviews to my website.

Does anybody knows his name so that I can give him credit when I use his videos




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Posted 13 April 2011 - 20:02

Indeed, he tries to copy it and ... fails...

I don't think he fails. You can also trace Zero punctation to various sources for that matter. Humor is much to do with attitude and I think that those who watched for instance the Malaysia GP review before the 2010 review has a better attitude towards the guy. He has improved.

I do not think I laughed though.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 20:36

For crissakes, if you get everyone to agree with you on this forum, you're doing something really wrong.

Keep it up, and yes, Eddie Jordan is a moron.


Well not just this forum, if nobody dislikes what you do then it means only your mother is watching your YouTube channel.

But I am serious about being thankful about the positive and negative feedback - bar people who just hate for the sake of it, even in the most colourful rant of disapproval there will be some constructive criticism from which you can learn where to improve, so long as it isn't to the detriment of your existing audience.


Apologies, it appears you have credited Yahtzee in the initial review.

Constructive criticism though, you had zero charisma.

The idea is to deliver the jokes quick and fast.

Obviously you scripted it first hand before reading it out. All you do is read it quicker and then cut it up in a media editor so that your breathing gaps are non existent.

Have you tried speeding your speech up?


Thank you for watching a second a video after the review of the first ;)

When I did the Australian GP - which is the fastest of the three videos - I did try to edit out the pauses for breath a lot more. However for Malaysia I got a new microphone which has much better sound quality and makes edits far more noticeable. However, while I do have a lot of experience using Soundforge for tasks, strangely doing something as simple as this is still quite new to me - although it is more down to the logistical/organisation of it. I need to write and record thinking of how I am going to edit it. I also need to learn the best way of getting the most out of my microphone.

However, I don't want to necessarily speed it up too much and be exactly like Zero Punctuation - after all - that is essentially it's trademark, it's how it got its name.




And using a limiter/compressor plus frequency filtering or/and decent sound recording hardware would've helped. :kiss:

Otherwise, an entertaining effort.


The first two were recorded on the dictaphone on my phone. The latest one was with a headset I bought that is meant to be good for podcasts, although there is a slight fault which is resulting in a very slight fuzzy on the recording channel. I am sending them back to be replaced, although not until after I have recorded the Chinese GP. I do have a friend who has a proper recording studio he said I could use any time. Maybe I'll try that out.


This guy is simply brilliant. I would surely add all his reviews to my website.

Does anybody knows his name so that I can give him credit when I use his videos


Thanks! My name is Ben Dickson, there are credits at the end of the Malaysian GP review if you need to get in touch.


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Posted 13 April 2011 - 20:40

Indeed, he tries to copy it and ... fails...

Afraid I agree; it's ok, but I really don't find rib-crushingly hilarious.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 21:34

great review, subscribed!