Yeah, I'm whining. I just tried to look at about a dozen of youtube videos of old EMs and couldn't take anymore. Bad lighting with a bad camera reminded me of a 30's horror flick, which was better. James Brown playing on a Western Theme machine where you couldn't hear the bells or chimes, who knows what it had. The "ratcheting hand" ones where the person tries to capture everything, up to the backglass,down to the play field, then up, then focus on the players face, might as well drink white liquor and ride a roller coaster. Or they don't show the game in play at all, just a kid home movie dressed in a cute outfit standing in front of a machine draining ball after ball.
The absolute worst is the "one handed player" trying to play a game and film at the same time, don't even waste your time, its sdtm City making the game look bad.
I also hate the "Talkers" who DONT EVEN PLAY THE THING. Or the guy with the glass off doing hand signals while hitting switches and slinging the ball around, sort of a silent movie TNT Presentation. Bad background music, too loud, doesn't fit the Theme, or smoky ballroom dance music that's annoying. I want to hear the machine, every buzz and click, not Desi Arnaz second album.
Did I miss anything? Yeah, the "ball view angle" where you cant see anything but glare. The "Over the players shoulder" camera person distracted by everything and capturing little of the actual machine.
Whew! Thanks for hearing me out. I will be filming my few machines and submitting them soon, can't be any worse then the mess on there now.
The best videos? PAPA, of course.