This weekend I found myself in a bit of confusion and wasn’t sure how to approach the issue. It seems that there are two camps that view my reviews. Those that dislike the fact that they are too long and those that don’t want them any shorter than they already are.
I’m pretty stuck in my ways and don’t feel that I could do a review justice if I cut it down to under twenty minutes. The objective of my reviews is to touch on each third of the cigar while giving you some opening information about the brand and closing out the review with my final thoughts. Factor in that people want to see the cigar being cut and lit, and its hard to be under twenty minutes even if I rush through it.
Regardless of repetitiveness in the video, I don’t feel that I can simply cut out a third of the cigar simply because it was the same as the previous third. How do I shorten the video and feel good about the final product?
The answer is to create a video that is no more than a summary of the cigar. I’ll be covering a cigar that I have already reviewed and simply be revisiting it briefly. I’d like to get some input on the effectiveness of the video as I still have some mixed feeling about the process.
The video found below is the final product. There will be no photos, little to no brand information, and a quick minute or two of each third. This review actually came in a bit shorter than I expected, at under six minutes in length.
Regardless of the popularity of these videos, I will not be changing the format of my full length reviews. You can expect a time frame of between twenty-five and thirty-five minutes for the full length review, including full write-up and photos. These quick smokes will be just that, under twelve minutes, or so, with only a link to the original review for more information.
What do you think,
are these types of videos something you would be interested in?
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For a full review of the Defiance by Xikar, check out my previous review.
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