I just watched most of it Skinsguy. Good information, but in my line of work I've learned the average attention span of folks is embarrassingly poor. Latest figures show anything over 2 minutes and 47 seconds on YouTube and the viewer is likely gone and 20 percent of those that start it are gone in 10 seconds. IMO, you're going to have to break these things up into 2 or 3 minute segments and add some visuals if you expect to get any measurable viewership. (Just my experience)
Yeah I didn't intend for the video to reach 20 minutes. I chalk it up to first video awkwardness and the need to just getting something uploaded to get going with the channel. My future installments will be much, much shorter, and much more to the point.
As far as the visuals, right now, I'm trying to work with what I currently have. I don't have Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere, which are far superior video editing programs over iMovie. I got iMovie free on my Macbook Pro and my iPad. So, that's what I'm using to edit the videos. Was hoping it would actually be able to slice a video clip more precisely so that I could remove more of the "ummms", "uhhhs" and the "You knows". It will let you remove a full clip, but you can't slice the clip, so that makes for a bit of awkward moments in the video. Also, with shooting several shots and then putting them all together, iMovie (at least with my experience), won't link them together as one video - there's always a transition that you have to put in between, so it's basically a quick and dirty means of editing a video. You can do stuff like titles and a few sound effects. You can add music to your videos, but I couldn't figure out a way to make the music very quiet in the background while the speaker is talking, so that didn't seem to work. I guess I'd have to edit the music volume first in another program, but that would make it difficult to perfectly fit to the video. So, as you can see, it's a lot more challenging to make a professional looking product when you don't have the tools. I'm looking at options that I can use, free, for right now. Hopefully if I can start making some money from the channel, then I can purchase some better editing software and maybe a better camera.
Speaking of camera, my Samsung Galaxy Edge 7 takes far superior video over my iPad, but I have absolutely no space on the phone to save videos, so I'm using the iPad. Plus, I can only take videos in selfie mode on my phone, because I think my son broke my camera on my cell phone. The lens is all shattered on it, so I can't really use it, which sucks. So, I'm going to have to use the iPad until I can figure something else out. I'll eventually get things worked out enough to where the videos are better quality, I'm just having to work with what I got for now. But I will have more content up and they will be shorter, better edited videos.