I finally got around to watching this and I really enjoyed it.
It certainly didn’t feel like I was watching a 40 minute video, it felt quite a bit shorter, in a good way. This was obviously well researched and put together, with some smooth edits and cuts.
I also liked the humour and insights you included, and you did a great job in presenting it throughout. Smooth work inserting quotes, clips and audio from those working on the TV projects at the time, too. You struck a really good balance with that.
Plus, you gave each piece of Star Wars TV some solid coverage, especially noting how certain ideas and concepts were later used or referenced in the main films. I loved your 2003 Clone Wars segment, it is often overlooked in favour of the later 2008 series in many other similar videos and articles.
Would happily recommend others to watch this, especially for anyone who doesn’t know much of Star Wars’ somewhat “up and down” history on TV.
The only thing I can think of on “a critical level” is that it appeared your microphone stand may have broke? (or you opted for a hand-held mic in shot from around around 20 minutes for around 10 minutes?) and it felt a little “off” for some bizarre reason. Although that is likely just me! And I’m struggling to think of anything critical write as I enjoyed the video so much.
Cool video, and I hope you do more. Maybe a “Part Two” in the future, for the Disney+ era?
Hey thank you so much! I really really appreciate those kind words.
Re: the mic. I was honestly making it up on the spot from a technical perspective. I had that same mic sitting on the desk in front of me and about halfway through, for whatever reason, I just decided to hold it instead.
I have a few video scripts (this video is the first) that I’m kind of using as practice/pilot episodes. Trying to learn what works and what doesn’t, as well as practicing my on-camera presence. I’m definitely not a natural performer but I’m enjoying this as a little hobby.
Glad you enjoyed the video!