In terms of feedback, I actually prefer a more scripted and precise style of tutorial. A good example is actually the way the early Lumberyard tutorials were done, like this one. Those were rather brief, and could have used some more depth, but it’s the kind of style that I like.
I think there is a place for the more informal, conversational style of video, but that works better when it’s not exactly a tutorial, but more an interesting discussion with devs on how they might approach things. For nitty gritty tutorials, I prefer the more focused, dry style, rather like the video equivalent of documentation. When I’m just trying to understand something, I find that trying to extract the information I need from a conversational style of video can be quite frustrating.
Really appreciate your feedback. I’ve had similar feedback from others who mention it’s tough to follow along.
It’s a constant tug of war, but I’m happy to switch it up and see how they help and engage.
For me it’s all about making something that will help people do the thing they set out to do.
Yes, I expect a big part of your role is to find ways to build engagement, and I can see how the more social style of video is appealing in that regard. One possibility that occurs to me is a sort of mixed approach. So, you might pick an area of interest, then sit down with a dev to show and discuss what they’ve built, and how they did it, as more of an overview. But then, follow that up with a series of the more scripted and direct instructional videos to clearly teach the steps involved in what they did.