A very popular technique today in filming is what I like to call “bobbleheading”. It’s where someone narrates in front of the camera, talking fast, moving their head around, making lots of facial expressions that are very animated.
Basically they look like a blending of bobbleheads and cartoon characters. I think this technique is overused. Most videos I watch that are presented like this lose my interest after a short time.
I was trying to watch a video of 10 things banned in the United States and it was a lot of work to get through the whole thing.
Another problem in many video presentations today is in their excessive use of music.
The first banned item that is presented by this bobbleheader is regarding a candy item that has a toy inside. He comments that it’s rediculous to ban such a thing as no child would choke on it. I find this part of the script to be too opinionated even though I’m being very opinionated about his opinions here.
Government bodies that handle such bans have likely ran into some serious complaints of choking, with accompanied reports from doctors or hospital emergency rooms that present the hazard.
Reporting in a video “documentary” about such things should really at it’s best include research on that side of the matter. This is completely ignored by this bobblehead.
The next item he critiques that is banned is a food that has animal parts including lungs ground up and served inside an animal’s intestine. It is called Haggis.
So by about 4 minutes in when he got to sassafrass oil, listening to the exact same tone of speech which was fast and animated, I really had difficulty continuing as a part of this filing techinique critique process.
The other element of this film technique I would call FTS. That’s an acronym for Fast Talking Salesman. Fast talking salesmen are more interested in keeping your attention than actually presenting the facts.
This is not a channel I would subscribe to!
I never really want to ever see a moving image presented of his again.
Image of animal character bobbleheads By Intothewoods29 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons