On Robbie Ruviews, we take random short films from YouTube and review them. The basic structure is a brief intro, a “live” commentary where I watch the film and give thoughts in real time, honing in on the good and not so good parts of the film, and sharing my overall thoughts on the film.
You can find the link to my channel here: Robbie Ruviews
My favorite episode is probably this one: WHERE IS IT - Short Film Review
I am trying to create a community of people who review each other’s work every week. I am looking to get people engaged and I want to hear their thoughts on the film as well so we can learn from one another.
With this Community Critique, I am looking for ways to engage the audience more and heighten interest in what I do. It’s mainly me talking to the camera with little/no opportunity to add anything creative (i.e. effects, funny cutaways, etc.). I try to inject comedy where I can, but I also don’t want to force it/not be myself within these reviews. I take them pretty seriously and I feel if I joke too much, I could offend the filmmaker. Here are my main questions:
What could I do to be more engaging?
Is there anything that I can be doing better from either a filmmaking perspective or a personality perspective?
Does this format work?
Is this something that grabs your interest?
I would love to hear your thoughts on how I can improve my content to engage my audience! Thank you!