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Youtube Thumbnails

Post by Tonywryip » June 15th, 2016, 7:44 pm

I am subscribed to the CC Gaming Youtube Channel and everytime we post a video, I need to read the title, which is small, and cannot figure out that it is a video from CC Gaming from the thumbnail alone. The thumbnail usually contains a frame of the gaming footage so through closer inspection then I could find what game is uploaded.

I came up with a design that could be a temporary or permanent replacement for our current thumbnail.
https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=57642D6C
(thanks NinjaCayke!)
This is only a draft, the final out come will contain much more colour and pictures (maybe)
The fish will be pointing at the game that the video contains.
While this looks like the oldschool carnival of white and red colour figure at first glance, I am planning on putting a distinguishable picture of a game on each section of the circle so that people know that that game is being played.

What do y'all think? :) or :(
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Post by Hudbus » June 15th, 2016, 9:20 pm

To me, it seems like a bit much.

Having that many pictures in one image would get rather confusing... Also, an Upside-Down (or even pointing straight down) CC logo just doesn't seem so attractive.

Having an individual thumbnail design showing a bit of the gameplay, with the CC logo on it would be fine. We could even put the player's name in as well.
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Post by NeoJabez » June 15th, 2016, 10:10 pm

:(

I could list lots of reasons, but :(
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Post by Tonywryip » June 16th, 2016, 1:41 am

but is the thumbnail idea good?
I am assuming that neo and hudbus are saying that this particular design is not good, right?
Should I spend time thinking up of a few other designs to put out and maybe we can vote just pretend this had never happened? :P
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Post by NeoJabez » June 16th, 2016, 3:31 am

I'm saying I don't see the point, really. Fully half of CC's YouTube videos are not even game recordings, and many of them are not in games we have divisions for.

Quite a few are Bible Studies, Slideshows, and Streams of different types. Frankly, a quick read of most of the descriptions tells exactly what each video is, and if it's a stream video or not. A small amount of reading and you know what you have.

Lastly, we're very reticent to create anything branded "CC" right now, since we will be revealing a whole new website, and all new graphics and 'branding' as early as a couple of months from now. Why make a bunch of thumbnails that will no longer be relevant so soon?
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Post by Tonywryip » June 17th, 2016, 10:12 am

Okay cool thanks for clearing that up :)
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