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Hey everyone, for a while now I've been working on a series of videos about the product design process on YouTube, to help students. There aren't enough videos about product design on YouTube, so I'm trying to add a few. I'd love some feedback on the first three:






Re: Students of Product Design Youtube series

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sometimes I wish we had a "Like" button on here! Great stuff.

Re: Students of Product Design Youtube series

Postby apowers » June 15th, 2015, 12:16 am


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I shared these videos around my department all last semester, they're really great!

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You Sir are an inspiration. Please keep up the brilliant work.
As for feedback; I see more of your personality come through with each video. Things like the 'make, sketch, render repeat' jingle is gold and adds a engaging personal touch.

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Yo, many thanks for the imaginary thumbs up, tick or what-ever the core graphics department would come up with if they did create a like button.

Apowers, thank you for sharing my series with your peers, that means a lot.

Footloosegups, I watched the first three back to back for the first time last night and totally agree, I'm starting to get the hang of it a bit more. I'm not sure I will ever be totally comfortable with my face all over the video's, but If I don't use the footage of me talking, I have to find other footage to match the voiceover, which is really hard. I'll definitely keep including personal touches and you've given me something to think about for the next video.

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This is awesome, Product Tank! Thanks for putting these together. I love the innovation in the vegetable peeler...it would be interesting aesthetically and ergonomically if it was held in your palm (versus pinched with the fingers). Pressure from the palm could pull down the curvature of the blade arms.

Keep it up! Looking forward to more.

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Just gobbled them up and I laughed, learned a few things and in general was pretty engrossed, I hope the bbc gives you a series or at least you keep at it, such a cool concept and execution, thank you !

product tank wrote:I'd love some feedback on the first three:


- Some issues with the audio, mostly minor, but if you want to increase the production values, sound might be an easy way, (a lapel mic and a normalized audio track might help).

-I have no problem watching you there in the middle of the screen,( I actually think the first 2 backgrounds work better, and a shot at middle distance) , the on screen titles help assimilate the information, rather than me starting to fixate on your sweater, so maybe doubling the density could help, you could also go black and white on your face shots and keep the wardrobe constant ( black turtleneck ?)

- Have you checked out Patreon /gofundme etc for funding ?

Best and thank you again !

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Hey KenoLeon, thanks, that's great feedback. I need to invest in a lapel mic! I did my research and bought a shotgun microphone as its supposed to cover more situations, but now with the style of this series the lapel mic would be a lot better. That's the thing, often I'm too close to my projects and can't see the wood for the trees. Cheers for the links too, will definitely check them out.

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This is great, bravo!
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Hi all, here's episode 4 hot off the press:


Keno, I will be changing the background and revising the wardrobe, but it was too hot for a turtle neck and I had already done some filming for this episode with the black background so kept it, but will definitely be ordering a different backdrop soon and i'm sure my Steve Jobs impression isn't far off (I've notice some alarming grey creeping into the beard)!

I've gone a bit cheesy at the end of this one, but would like to know what everyone thinks, not enough content, too much, needs more enthusiasm etc? PT

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product tank wrote:but it was too hot for a turtle neck


Well maybe a Tank top then ?

Loved it as well as the rest, the highlight song was gloriously cheesy .

The only thing that I felt was a bit off was the video of the computer screen running photoshop.

But as Stan Lee likes to say :

Excelsior !

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This is brilliant, Product Tank!

Keep 'em comin' :)

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KenoLeon wrote:Well maybe a Tank top then ?


Ha, definitely a Tank top!

@Pb - hopefully a few things in the video will help you with your training shoe design, you can't beat observing how the light works on the materials on existing shoes, there's always prior art!

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These are great! I came across the first few a couple weeks back on Youtube - fun and informative for students like myself. Can't wait to see more of what you've got to share!

Re: Students of Product Design Youtube series

Postby product tank » September 9th, 2015, 1:55 pm

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Hey guys, here's the next episode:


A few people have mentioned that the sound is a bit quiet, I am having a few technical difficulties, bizarrely after I upgraded to windows 10, but there's not much I can do at this point, so as always will try to improve everything in the next episode

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