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Posted 1/2/2014 by Wilna in General Scrappin'

Garden Girl

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Posted: 1/2/2014 10:11:50 AM
So, i want to know! Please take a few moments and tick a box. The more feedback, the better for us in making more meaningful content for you.

Sorry for the typo on longer. Yikes.
Ideally, how long should a scrapbook process video be?Results
Less than 10 minutes
10-20 minutes
20-30 minutes
Longert han 30 minutes.


PeaNut 561,149
July 2012
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Posted: 1/2/2014 10:16:03 AM
I voted 10-20 but sometimes shorter than 10 is also nice. I find if a video goes over 20 mins that I really loose interest in it and I like to be able to watch 2-3 videos during the time it takes me to workout on the treadmill. It's good motivation!


PeaNut 42,180
July 2002
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Posted: 1/2/2014 10:57:20 AM
I voted 10 to 20 minutes, but if the content is really good (like yours are) then I don't mind if it is longer.

If I'm learning a new technique than a longer video is fine. If it's just chatter about how your kid won a participation ribbon in cheerleading, then I will lose interest. HA!


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PeaNut 298,090
February 2007
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Posted: 1/2/2014 11:07:02 AM
I voted 20-30.
I don't mind fast forwarding through the repetitive parts of putting together a layout (hot gluing down elements etc) but I want to see the various art techniques used on layouts without cuts.


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PeaNut 597,614
November 2013
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Posted: 1/2/2014 11:24:17 AM
It was hard to pick between 10-20m and below 10 because like a previous poster mentioned I do appreciate how brief and to the point the short videos are.

I like the how the 10-20m videos introduce products as they progress instead of spending 10 mins at the beginning talking about the materials. I tend to scroll down as I'm listening to the video to browse the listed materials used.

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PeaNut 553,267
May 2012
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Loc: Ontario, Canada

Posted: 1/2/2014 11:29:48 AM
If its just a video showing a layout, then 10-20 min. should do it......if you are teaching a technique, then I think it should be up to 30 min.
I love that there are so many free videos here at Two Peas!
Thank you for doing them!


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Garden Girl

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September 2003
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Posted: 1/2/2014 2:42:35 PM
btt one more time.

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Sugar Snap Pea

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April 2006
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Posted: 1/2/2014 3:16:44 PM
I like the 20-30 minute range.


PeaNut 474,516
July 2010
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Loc: Utah

Posted: 1/2/2014 3:23:36 PM
I am another who put 10-20, but I really don't mind if they are longer...

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PeaNut 532,261
December 2011
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Posted: 1/2/2014 3:46:34 PM
ideally I like about 15 min!

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PeaNut 546,161
March 2012
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Posted: 1/2/2014 4:09:51 PM
I agree, it kind of depends. 15-30 min is what I think.

Some layouts are simpler and are short but some are more intricate and take closer to 25-30 min. I have noticed that I have not lost interest in the ones I have seen so far that are 27 or 28 min.


PeaNut 553,290
May 2012
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Posted: 1/2/2014 6:14:19 PM
Sometimes I like longer videos ,but I think 15 mins is a good amount of time

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August 2003
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Posted: 1/2/2014 6:44:58 PM
The 15-20 minute range works best for me. This allows time for an in depth explanation of a technique or creative process involved. Ten minutes isn't bad for a layout video though.

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PeaNut 521,627
September 2011
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Loc: Ste. Therese, Quebec, Canada

Posted: 1/2/2014 6:49:11 PM
I put 20 to 30. I just fast forward if there is a part that is less interesting and that does not catch my attention. But I really appreciate the process, the why of the process and seeing the process all the way through that comes with longer videos when they are well done (like yours Wilna and many other of the Garden girls)

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PeaNut 581,519
February 2013
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Posted: 1/2/2014 7:27:32 PM
I vote 20 - 30. I like to see everything! And for new scrappers I would think it would be nice to see it too. If its something I feel comfortable with, I can always skip ahead, but if its not there, then we miss out.


PeaNut 389,085
August 2008
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Posted: 1/2/2014 7:29:37 PM
I think that 20-30 minutes is great! I love watching scrapbooking videos, so the more content the better for me!


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PeaNut 219,221
August 2005
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Loc: Cape Town, South Africa

Posted: 1/3/2014 3:34:41 AM
10-20mins is fine for me. I tend to fast forward through the product introduction in the beginning unless it involves a new technique/ new tools.


PeaNut 33,625
March 2002
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Posted: 1/3/2014 3:41:12 AM
10-15 minutes is best for me. I don't like FFing in case there are buffering issues.

Funny I have been watching a lot of process videos this week and made a list of suggestions for making them better. Making sure they aren't too long is on my list



PeaNut 208,592
June 2005
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Posted: 1/3/2014 4:59:15 PM
I voted for less than 10. I watch a lot of show'n'tell type videos. For tutorials, which I also like watching, I would be happy at 15.

Definitely anything over 20 has totally lost my interest. I'd rather go to a class if it's going to take half an hour or more to see and learn something.


PeaNut 33,625
March 2002
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Posted: 1/3/2014 6:25:50 PM
When we do instructional meetings at work we've been told that 20 minutes is when people start tuning out.



PeaNut 146,398
May 2004
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Posted: 1/3/2014 6:51:50 PM
Less than 10 will guarantee I will watch it. 10-20 is okay if I'm really learning and there's not a lot of extra fluff. More than 20, I probably won't commit the time.


PeaNut 528,676
November 2011
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Posted: 1/3/2014 8:17:48 PM
I like 10 -20 most, no more than 25. I also like the videos that are actually showing the process and not just blabbering about what you are gonna do and then skip over and bam, everything is already done.

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PeaNut 15,878
May 2001
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Posted: 1/3/2014 8:22:08 PM
I chose less than 10 minutes.

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PeaNut 64,274
January 2003
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Posted: 1/3/2014 9:08:39 PM
10 - 15 minutes is perfect.

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Posted: 1/3/2014 9:10:37 PM
I like them less than 10 so I feel like I can grab one while I eat something really quick. Also, know what you're going to say and have your supplies on hand and close by. I don't like seeing nothing going on! I want to see progress the entire time.


PeaNut 510,214
June 2011
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Posted: 1/3/2014 9:30:28 PM
I actually prefer videos to be around 25 minutes (if they show multiple products and lots of instruction) however, I chose 10-20 because of streaming difficulties in my remote location.

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PeaNut 596,965
November 2013
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Posted: 1/3/2014 9:56:23 PM
It really depends on the content for me. I chose 10-20 minutes, but I'd probably say my range is actually 10-30. Some shorter videos are nice for when my baby will only give me a few minutes. I like variety!


PeaNut 33,625
March 2002
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Posted: 1/4/2014 12:51:20 AM

Also, know what you're going to say and have your supplies on hand and close by. I don't like seeing nothing going on! I want to see progress the entire time.

That was also on my list of suggestions Do a little prep (removing packaging, etc) and have a rough draft/talking points mapped out so you stay on topic



PeaNut 566,163
September 2012
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Posted: 1/4/2014 1:15:13 AM
I'm a lone wolf I guess. I like the long videos that do full or multiple layouts.


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Posted: 1/4/2014 2:28:37 AM
I'm greedy, i love long videos the best!!
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Posted: 1/4/2014 4:38:35 AM

I like videos that are longer than 10 mins, but less than an hour, 20-30 mins is perfect for me, gives great detail into the process, but not so long I lose interest


PeaNut 262,081
May 2006
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Posted: 1/4/2014 8:11:59 AM
I selected 20-30because I like the extra detail or explanation. The narrator isn't as rushed. But truly, I love watching all types of videos! Short or extra long- it really just depends on what I'm doing while the video is playing.


PeaNut 478,947
August 2010
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Posted: 1/4/2014 8:23:56 AM
I picked 10-20 but can do up to about 30 as long as it is organized and informative. I really like to hear the why behind the choices. I don't like music in videos (or on blogs for that matter), and I will fast forward through lots of talk about your dog, cat, kids, in-laws, etc....

If it is a technique video I prefer a little longer to really be able to learn something new.
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PeaNut 417,751
April 2009
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Posted: 1/4/2014 10:33:36 AM
I picke 20-30 mins because I want to see how a technique is done and sometime 20 mins. is just not long enough plus I want to know the products they are using. I like a lot of details and content.

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Posted: 1/4/2014 11:25:17 AM

I voted 10-20 but sometimes shorter than 10 is also nice. I find if a video goes over 20 mins that I really lose interest in it

This...and not always that I lose interest but I don't always have the time to watch those longer videos.

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