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Old 05-03-2021, 09:38 AM   #1
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Default Do you have a YouTube channel?

I frequent a couple other archery forums and it seems that quite a few folks have their own YT channel. Some are just shooting and looking for critique on their form or video editing. The majority of them aren't showing anything special, or even interesting really. Watch them shooting, sometimes well but many times not. Poor camera work and editing. I know everyone has to learn and there is a curve. Goodness knows I would stink at it.
Few are true competitive archers or coachs. Few have even decent hunting videos.
Guys like FND or Killerbee are the exception it seems.
Just interesting what people post and say "visit my YouTube channel".

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Old 05-03-2021, 09:51 AM   #2
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I frequent a couple other archery forums and it seems that quite a few folks have their own YT channel. Some are just shooting and looking for critique on their form or video editing. The majority of them aren't showing anything special, or even interesting really. Watch them shooting, sometimes well but many times not. Poor camera work and editing. I know everyone has to learn and there is a curve. Goodness knows I would stink at it.
Few are true competitive archers or coachs. Few have even decent hunting videos.
Guys like FND or Killerbee are the exception it seems.
Just interesting what people post and say "visit my YouTube channel".

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We do but it doesn’t have anything to do with hunting.


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Old 05-03-2021, 10:13 AM   #3
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I frequent a couple other archery forums and it seems that quite a few folks have their own YT channel. Some are just shooting and looking for critique on their form or video editing. The majority of them aren't showing anything special, or even interesting really. Watch them shooting, sometimes well but many times not. Poor camera work and editing. I know everyone has to learn and there is a curve. Goodness knows I would stink at it.
Few are true competitive archers or coachs. Few have even decent hunting videos.
Guys like FND or Killerbee are the exception it seems.
Just interesting what people post and say "visit my YouTube channel".

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Yes.

You are correct that there is a learning curve. Even the guys (and girls) that are doing it well started out small and most likely produced some cringe-worthy videos before they found a niche, became comfortable in front of the camera or learned better techniques and started growing their channels. I'm sure most of those had their detractors that questioned why they were sharing crappy videos.

The best advice I heard is something along the lines of "Make crappy videos until they're good, then make good videos until they're great." I feel like I'm somewhere in the middle of that spectrum (and I'm still not immune to making and sharing a cringe-worthy video, on occasion) I continue to make videos in an effort to improve my camera work and editing skills.

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Old 05-03-2021, 10:14 AM   #4
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I do but only to host videos that are too long to send by text. Also use it to post videos online because I am too old to figure out how the cool kids do it these days.
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Old 05-03-2021, 10:25 AM   #5
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I have one, but I just post to share here and other places. I've done some more involved ones back when TBH had video contests and I've done some that just take you through the shot. I haven't done the speaking on camera thing as I just haven't made the effort. I do try to get all my shots on video though although I have messed up more than my fair share or the deer/turkey was on me at 10-12 yards before I knew it and couldn't get to my camera. Plus I have some pieces/ parts so I can share the video here of some various stuff to help folks like how the ASF timed protein feeder feeds etc etc.. I guess you could call it a hodge podge . With my newly rekindled love of bowhunting pigs and turkeys, I've tried to do better lately.



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Old 05-03-2021, 10:28 AM   #6
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We have one. Some hunting. Miscellaneous stuff.

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Old 05-03-2021, 11:36 AM   #7
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Great feedback. I hadn't thought of it as the easier means to post a video. I appreciate the replies.

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Old 05-03-2021, 12:07 PM   #8
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I have one...

https://youtube.com/c/FFFSafaris


I learn a lot of stuff with every video I make.

Love to share some of my experiences with like minded people around the world...


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Old 05-03-2021, 12:28 PM   #9
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I'd like to have one.................
But, I don't know how..........
I'd sure like to talk with someone................
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Old 05-03-2021, 01:18 PM   #10
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I have one, but it's mostly used as a memory saver for me. I don't edit, upload clips that is like to remember later on and most videos are spur of the moment phone captures. Maybe one day I'll start doing it the right way, but for now, it's just fun.

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Old 05-03-2021, 01:23 PM   #11
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I also think if you don't look back and cringe at what you did a year ago, you aren't growing. :-)

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Old 05-03-2021, 01:24 PM   #12
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Yes.

You are correct that there is a learning curve. Even the guys (and girls) that are doing it well started out small and most likely produced some cringe-worthy videos before they found a niche, became comfortable in front of the camera or learned better techniques and started growing their channels. I'm sure most of those had their detractors that questioned why they were sharing crappy videos.

The best advice I heard is something along the lines of "Make crappy videos until they're good, then make good videos until they're great." I feel like I'm somewhere in the middle of that spectrum (and I'm still not immune to making and sharing a cringe-worthy video, on occasion) I continue to make videos in an effort to improve my camera work and editing skills.


Mike, I had a good laugh came across your quilt video on youtube and was like dang this guy seems familiar. Then I saw your username and put two and two together. The video was helpful!

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Old 05-03-2021, 01:26 PM   #13
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I do but only to host videos that are too long to send by text. Also use it to post videos online because I am too old to figure out how the cool kids do it these days.
This is the only reason I have one.
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Old 05-03-2021, 01:33 PM   #14
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I have one. I'm trying to get videos out there but I'm not as lucky as some that have multiple places to hunt or have target rich environments. I'm still sticking to it though. My day will come.

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Old 05-03-2021, 01:41 PM   #15
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I have considered it, just as a means to host videos of my son doing things, or occasionally of some kind of DIY thing I may be doing. I haven't yet partly because I don't enjoy figuring out that type of thing, and because I realize it's going to draw unwanted comments that I may or may not get myself in trouble replying to.

I really need to do it, and just keep it hidden or whatever. I had to get Smart to host a couple for me last week just to post them here.
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Old 05-03-2021, 01:48 PM   #16
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I have one, but mostly just family videos to share with folks. I cannot stand when my inlaws send videos of my nieces and nephews via text and the quality is so crappy that they are pretty much useless. So, I upload videos I want to share with them and send them links.

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Old 05-03-2021, 01:52 PM   #17
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I have considered it, just as a means to host videos of my son doing things, or occasionally of some kind of DIY thing I may be doing. I haven't yet partly because I don't enjoy figuring out that type of thing, and because I realize it's going to draw unwanted comments that I may or may not get myself in trouble replying to.

I really need to do it, and just keep it hidden or whatever. I had to get Smart to host a couple for me last week just to post them here.
Never intended to but a gal with one asked me to upload some videos because she has one showing her and her dad’s farming operation. The only thing is the videos I made were done without any thought of ever putting them on YT.
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Old 05-03-2021, 02:12 PM   #18
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I have considered it, just as a means to host videos of my son doing things, or occasionally of some kind of DIY thing I may be doing. I haven't yet partly because I don't enjoy figuring out that type of thing, and because I realize it's going to draw unwanted comments that I may or may not get myself in trouble replying to.

I really need to do it, and just keep it hidden or whatever. I had to get Smart to host a couple for me last week just to post them here.
Do it. I find myself going back and watching old footage of and with my kids and it is priceless.

You can make videos private (only you can view), public (anybody can view) or unlisted (only those with a link can view.

You can disable comments, even on public videos. You'd probably want to do that for the reasons you mentioned!
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Old 05-03-2021, 02:58 PM   #19
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Do it. I find myself going back and watching old footage of and with my kids and it is priceless.

You can make videos private (only you can view), public (anybody can view) or unlisted (only those with a link can view.

You can disable comments, even on public videos. You'd probably want to do that for the reasons you mentioned!
Maybe I'll get Brady to show me how...
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Old 05-03-2021, 03:00 PM   #20
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I have one but just to document different bucks from year to year. Really helps recognizing different bucks as they get older.
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Old 05-03-2021, 03:07 PM   #21
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@shakenbake has a good one
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Old 05-03-2021, 03:27 PM   #22
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Yep, you can check me out here. I'm glad I downloaded a bunch of these from back in the day. Great memories of arrowhead hunting, baseball, hunting, fishing and just family stuff.

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Old 05-03-2021, 03:38 PM   #23
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I have one

Farm and ranch life

Mostly hunting food plot techniques and deer from both farm and ranch. Got a pretty cool rattle snake dominance video. Growing and processing meat chickens. I have fun playing with it
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Old 05-03-2021, 04:08 PM   #24
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If you just like kill shots, FND Outdoors.

I’ve got a face for radio and a constant need to say “ummm” on camera. Nobody wants to hear my nasally bullshat anyhow.

Y’all subscribe.
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Old 05-11-2021, 09:49 AM   #25
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My family and I have one. We capture life on our small homestead, our skull mount business and life in general. We just hit 6k subs and the channel is producing a decent amount of "fun" money for our family.
I wish that I would have started sooner! There are a lot of people out there with 50k-100k subs who are quitting there day jobs to do YouTube full time!

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Old 05-11-2021, 10:16 AM   #26
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Boaris does.

I had to start one to post videos here.

Nearly to double digits in "followers", I think.
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Old 05-11-2021, 10:27 AM   #27
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Yes, and I'm fully aware that my editing sucks, but I'm one of those people who fast forwards to the actual shot in hunting videos, so my channel has a lack of fluff.

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Old 05-11-2021, 10:33 AM   #28
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I have one I started less than a year ago. It started out wanting to preserve memories for myself and having others constantly wanting to see more than just LDP’s whenever I go on trips throughout the year. Now it’s gotten to where I’ve gotten a lot of enjoyment out of shooting video and editing and has turned into trying to build it up in hopes it takes off. It’s all hunting and fishing and wild game cooking related from western hunting to hunting here in TX, and fishing here at the coast to salmon fishing in AK. It’s a lot of outdoor content that most channels don’t have or just have very little of.

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This is my latest upload, definitely always looking for criticism whether positive or negative.



Met a fellow TBHer because of YouTube that I now consider a friend and actually have plans of hunting and fishing together in the future. Most of you probably know and watch him, 4B Outdoors.

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Old 05-11-2021, 10:38 AM   #29
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I have one that I use to show client work if they don't have a hosting or embed service, and occasionally I will add some passion-project videos of stuff I've worked on or need hosted somewhere for linking to.
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It looks like a lot of work to do it right. Some are very good at it.
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Old 05-11-2021, 11:13 AM   #31
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I have one. I have 11 subscribers.

I just posted this video about some work on the farm here in SE Iowa.

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Old 05-11-2021, 01:21 PM   #32
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I have one. I have 11 subscribers.

I just posted this video about some work on the farm here in SE Iowa.

https://youtu.be/GKxHsAnvbO8
Just looked at mine. 11 as well.
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Old 05-11-2021, 01:24 PM   #33
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Mine was started right about the beginning of the shutdown. I lost the password and haven’t been able to do anything with it since.
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Old 05-11-2021, 01:41 PM   #34
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My 6 year old son started one. Just fishing and garden video's so far.
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Old 05-11-2021, 01:54 PM   #35
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If you just like kill shots, FND Outdoors.

I’ve got a face for radio and a constant need to say “ummm” on camera. Nobody wants to hear my nasally bullshat anyhow.

Y’all subscribe.
I watch yours. You do a fair job.
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Old 05-11-2021, 04:02 PM   #36
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I do, but most of my really good videos are locked to link access only. I rarely get on camera to talk with the rare exception of sitting behind the animal for a brief few seconds of post shot footage. I do feel I get better with editing/music etc the more I do even though I'm only using a free editing program with limited options. Wish I had a better quality camera but I'm happy with the things I produce as they are mainly for me anyway. I'm not trying to grow a channel per se. My most watched videos are around 300 and that's people just passing around the link to a few of their friends.
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