I tried to search for YouTube videos where people use MindNode to do something else, so MindNode isn’t the focus. I actually made one of those Yesterday. MindNode was just a tool I used to for doing trees.
I found none. I found plenty of reviews, tutorials and similar – videos about MindNode. But I found no videos with MindNode but about something else.
In general, I find there’s a shortage of videos of people doing real work. Like there are tons of videos teaching you how to use Final Cut but few showing someone sitting down for an hour to do real work (rather than an example meant for teaching) with Final Cut. I was happy to find this one yesterday Editing a Trailer LIVE! - YouTube
I make this kind of video that I think is missing. I have hours of me writing essays, replying to forum posts, and other real activities (not demonstrations; stuff I’d actually do anyway, basically the same way, even if I wasn’t filming). But I haven’t seen much interest or positive response.
This type of video does exist a ton for gaming. It’s easy to find people filming their gameplay and sharing it. That’s primarily available as livestreams. On YouTube, you get more game reviews, play session highlights, Let’s Plays (which usually involve doing a performance for an audience), tips, etc.
But apart from video games it seems pretty rare. I don’t know where to get it. I want to see people doing real stuff and ignoring the camera, but reality TV is fake. And if you search e.g. “cooking” on YouTube you’ll find tons of stuff trying to teach you or show off – stuff meant for an audience – rather than just someone turning on a camera while doing regular cooking like they would with no camera. It’s the same for tons of subjects. Anyone know where to find more real activities footage?
I think when trying to learn to do something, it’s best to look at a mix of stuff meant to teach you and real examples of skilled people doing it (for real, not a staged demonstration).
Sports is another thing where you can get videos of people doing the activity for real. But only for the actual games. Getting video of a baseball team practicing is harder.
I tried searching for building a house with some keywords like “raw footage” or “livestream”. I found people building virtual houses in computers and some time lapses. Time lapses are OK and I’m glad they exist, and some show a meaningful amount of detail (of the actual work activities) instead of just being from a distance. But they’re so sped up it’s hard to learn details of doing the activity from watching. Plus the ones I saw were actually highlights in addition to time lapse, rather than just putting a camera in one place and showing everything recorded. Example. And I have no idea how many hours of work or days of time it took (and even if I knew those summary statistics, I wouldn’t be able to tell them from the timelapse and wouldn’t get an intuitive sense of how slow the real process is). I think the belief is that hours of footage instead of 10 minutes would be boring – unless it’s video games which people livestream for hours and hours no problem (they also will stream some other things like D&D sessions or board games so you can see it real time unedited).
People do stuff differently when in teacher mode (or showoff mode or otherwise putting on a show for an audience) than when they do the work normally. So the teaching material tends to be incomplete and leave some stuff out.
I think one reason people dislike raw footage is it’s harder to understand when you don’t have a teacher explaining what’s going on. And yeah if you only have raw footage, with no teaching stuff, that sucks. So I guess it makes bad introductory material and is more suitable for people who already know some stuff, so that’d lower the popularity a lot.
One of the big picture results is it’s harder for underprivileged people to learn about and break into new industries (or for anyone to change industries, or for children to figure out what industry they’d enjoy). It advantages people with family and friends in an industry so they can get exposure to it that isn’t available on YouTube.
Somewhat related, it’s hard to find good reviews (text or video) for most stuff. A ton of reviews are just like “here’s one; here are some features it has that make it sound good; here’s our affiliate link. ok here’s the next one, and some reasons to buy it, and an affiliate link”. and google doesn’t care and just fills up its search results with that crap. Finding thoughtful reviews that use conceptual reasoning is harder. Partly it’s because those reviews are harder to do than just naming facts or features for each product. But why aren’t the good reviews floating the the top more and being popular and therefore easier to find?
Anyway, does anyone know how to find more real, raw footage for stuff besides games? Anyone have ideas on why there is low demand for it? Like why you haven’t watched much raw footage of me doing philosophy work?