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Dorin
Dorin

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How can I improve my coding videos

Recently I started making video versions for some of the posts that I am posting here. But it's hard to tell whether they're any good as people usually don't leave comments.

Here's my channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfFe22CVJ0e0o91QLDrwxPw/

If there was one thing that I could improve, what would it be?

Thank you 🙇

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brattonross

It could be helpful to add some visual elements to make it easier for viewers to follow along with what you are talking about.

As an example, I watched your merge sort video and I thought that when you were talking about the time complexity of different algorithms it would have been useful to show graphs to compare them. If I'm a viewer who doesn't know the difference between O(n2) and O(nlogn), showing me a graph comparing the two will help me understand just how different they are.

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Dorin

Thank you for the feedback! I agree that my explanations could use more visuals to help the viewer understand better.

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Pankaj Patel • Edited on

Few things that can increase the engagement:

  • Add more sections on the Channel; I didn't realize that you have more than 5 videos; so make sections and playlists and add them on the Channel home.

  • Add a small guide in the description and timestamp links to skip through the videos, as videos are long it is helpful to jump right into the important point.

  • You can pick up some music from Youtube or SoundCloud to put as mild background audio; this fills up for long pause or the code you are typing.

  • Ask questions during the video and allow viewers to take a moment to pause and think or comment.

  • Leave some open-ended questions at the end of video like "Have you used Web Assembly? and Why?" This will build a ground for the next video topics

(I will try to add more comments over time)

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Dorin

These are great suggestions! Thank you

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Michael Puckett

It might help to have a script. Cheers

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Dorin

I've considered that but then though it might sound less natural...
I guess it's better than talking with long pauses, I suppose.

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Paweł Kowalski • Edited on

I love this site on this topic: howtoegghead.com/

And i promise, one of those days, i will use it in practice.

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Dorin

great resource! thank you :)

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