Thanks for replying and sharing your thoughts.We would do a face channel as soon as we get the equipment. I do think its the better of the two.
Thanks for your suggestions.Well, it isn't about a face or no face. It's about telling stories, helping people, and connecting with you audience. Do those things first. Worry about a face later.
Thanks for your wonderful thoughts.I do a mixture. Even big channels do a mixture. I think it just depends on the subject matter though, IMO. Having said that, I think having your audience see you let's them connect with you better. Especially if you taste something you've made and it's delicious. Seeing that facial expression could be very good for your channel. Look at the cooking shows of old and now, camera is both face on and top-down allowing people to see the cook and what is being cooked during cuts. This might be harder to do without multiple cameras and/or helpers.
Regarding thumbnails: my philosophy is to let the product be the focus and not my face, especially since my channel isn't very big. I don't have any face recognition or resonance with viewers (yet), so again I'd rather have the product or topic be the focus visually. Also there have been thumbnail trends that viewers have loved and loathed, so pay attention to those as well. Finally just see what similar channels are doing and emulate those to begin until you find your own voice.
When it does come to the thumbnail, realize you have very limited space, you need to make sure the thumbnail can still be easily seen at around 18% of 100 (when set to 1280x720 resolution), and that any wording you might include also can be read at that size and also doesn't get in the way of your subject overly much.
Hope this helps or is at least food for thought.
100% agree!!!!!Well, it isn't about a face or no face. It's about telling stories, helping people, and connecting with your audience. Do those things first. Worry about a face later.
Thanks for your thoughtsDepends on your niche and what you're trying to do thematically/creatively. Some videos that don't show their faces can come across as a bit cringey, but some channels are very informational and don't necessarily NEED faces. HowToBasic has never done a face reveal, Klayton Fioriti is a very successful Jurassic Wold channel who has rarely, if ever shown up in his videos, but he doesn't need to because his videos are more assignment studies and he uses stock photos to explain things. The Infographics Show is purely animatics and animation, so do showing up in videos in person would be a bit jarring stylistically, and of course there's channels that just share their thoughts and opinions over gaming footage. That said, if you don't show up on camera, you want your videos to be very interesting in topic, and I dare say, you want an extra special voice.
I don't show up in my videos very much, I mostly just talk and I'm lucky to get above 20-30% audience retention, so it could be said my voice is annoying and I MIGHT be better off showing my face on camera.
It's up to you, but if you never show up on camera, you are able to play on a gimmick of a face reveal, but in some situations, it can be too gimmicky. If a video isn't that interesting and is more of a slide show, I might be less likely to watch the full thing.
Thanks AterIt really depends on your videos, what you focus on and how you present it. Some videos wouldn't work without a face others are much better without one. As soon as you add a face it takes attention from what you are showing, if that adds to the channel (your reaction, how you tell a story etc) use one, but if it just adds an unnecessary distraction from the important stuff of the video don't add one.
For reaction videos I always prefer a face, for tutorials most of the time they are better without a face since then I'm in risk wathcing the face instead of what you actually show that I want to learn.
Really depends the strength of the content. I've seen large channels on both sides of this. I like faces, but when I started I DIDN'T Show my face shocker, but it really depends what YOU as the creative want to do. I think as long as you're happy it's good!I do faceless cooking Channel but have seen few channels with no proper Thumbnail and no proper title and video quality also not that good but still they get more subs and views.
Is Faceless channel a negative point??
Any reasons for that.
Thanks AndrewReally depends the strength of the content. I've seen large channels on both sides of this. I like faces, but when I started I DIDN'T Show my face shocker, but it really depends what YOU as the creative want to do. I think as long as you're happy it's good!