a few months ago i was debating some kid on youtube and he suggested that instead of text comments i put my argument in a youtube video. i frankly didn't see the point but i did it because i believe in trying new things. now its my favorite hobby, so since i am now starting to do it fairly regularly i decided i need to start improving.
my first concern was that with my bad diction and Russian accent it would be hard to understand what i am saying so i went on a music recording forum and asked them how i could improve my sound quality. they made a few simple suggestions like moving the microphone away from reflecting surfaces and keeping my back straight - when i implemented those suggestions the sound improved considerably.
encouraged by this, i would now like to get some criticism for the rest of my video ( not just the sound, as those guys were sound professionals ).
here is the video i made yesterday ( you can watch in 720p on youtube ):
my main concern this time is i was forced to apply an enormous amount of correction to the white point and in the end the color still seems off. i used only halogen lighting and a Vixia HF100 camcorder. i think the problem is in the color of paint on my walls - they are definitely not white - they have a certain hue which seems to have a strong effect on the lighting conditions as the light gets bounced around the walls and white point adjustment seems not quite able to fix it. this same camcorder gets great color in natural daylight. i was thinking to repaint my walls with a paint that was truly white like photocopier paper ?
anyway ALL criticism is welcome as long as it is something i could improve in the future. for example if you say i am stupid that may very well be the case but not much i can do about it. otherwise its all fair game - i encourage you to critique ALL aspects of my video including myself. ( without going into politics of course, or otherwise over forum rules ).