Righty then, here's a video I made.
I know that this forum section is for constructive criticism but I'm submitting it here more as a video to introduce myself (seeing as I only joined this place the other day).
It's not that I can't take criticism, it's more that this video isn't supposed to be ground-breakingly perfect in its delivery and structure and shots. Therefore there are some pointers I'd like to say about it...
1) I made it 4 years ago.
2) I didn't make it to be an example of video excellence, it was more to just show people some of the stuff I got up to when I went over to NY State in 2005.
3) It's more of a montage rather than a structured production. Though the first half kind of has some order to it you can appreciate that I didn't have a clue what I would be shooting until I was over there so it's not like I could make a storyboard beforehand. It was literally point and shoot.
4) I filmed it on a Sony HandiCam that I bought in 2001 which weighed as much as my left leg. I look at that camera now and still can't believe I've lugged it around the world with me!
5) Because I can't link to the YouTube version of this video (after 40,000 views they disabled the sound because I'm not the Chilli Peppers' record producer) I have had to link to the 42MB file on my website. My hosts give me a lot of bandwidth so hopefully having this hotlinked on a popular forum won't rape my hosting account too badly.
6) The guy I rode with was an ex-con I met on the Internet. I'm not kidding! Sometimes you just have to take a chance :P
7) Feel free to tell me how stupid/crazy/idiotic/childish I am for doing this but realise that it's been said 4563563456 times already by some very angry train spotters. It will therefore fall on deaf ears because I know that no one came to any harm from the making of this video and the only person ever in any danger was myself.
8 ) My site documents all the best feedback because some of it is priceless! (I've also had plenty of good feedback to balance it out).
Hobo Living by Brave Dave