Stop Facemic'ing

This thread is to protest facemic'ing in videos.

There's this growing trend where people obnoxiously paste themselves to the foreground of their videos, in a way that almost always distracts from the actual content of the video. It's an objectively bad editing choice 9 times out of 10, and comes across as narcissistic self-insertion.

Note: this isn't classic presenting, where the presenter cuts to and from themselves and the subject to keep a narrative flow; this is a uniform pasting of one's self OVER the subject in a way that demeans it. (It doesn't help that facemic'ers usually adopt an "I'm too cool for this" slobbish demeanor while they facemic).

Nor is it a picture-in-picture style, where one portion of the screen is demarcated by the webcam in a way that neatly separates the narrator and the subject. Rather, the face-mic'er casually walks back and forth over the subject as if it doesn't really matter, he doesn't really care about it, and all the really matters is him and his personality.

I call this facemic'ing and it has to end.

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  1. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I'm glad other people are bothered by this as well. It's incredibly obnoxious and feeds into the whole "people think they're funnier than they are"-thing that everyone on the internet seems to have these days.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      yes, they act like they're stand-up comedians delivering their bit on stage, in a completely unrelated context.

      I know it's standard to insert comedy into everything these days, but this facemic'ing bs is so low effort; they just stand in front of their subject and act and snarky and unbothered, as if being sarcastic is the essence of comedy.

  2. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I don't give a shit

  3. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    i've been watching austins eggbusters since 2014 when i was 13

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Did he facemic then? It seems a more recent fad.

  4. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Why don't yiu just tell them that instead of us

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      I've considered commenting "Please stop facemic'ing" on multiple videos but so far I've refrained.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        Just comment that he looks like a kid giving a presentation

  5. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    its a trend among grown up zoomers, and its very gay and narcissistic

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      If zoomers can grow up what are we supposed to call kids younger than that. Those homosexuals call everyone 28 and up boomers

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        this moron has no concept of how generational labels are meant to be used

  6. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >complaining about narcicists on youtube
    might as well complain about the sun being too hot

  7. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I was watching this guy Mega Man video and then he enters a tangent about how much he hates cops

  8. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I seen thumbnails of this, I ignore because they look like homosexuals pretending to do some school presentation.
    Didn't read your post so I will just say yeah all videos like that suck.

  9. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    huggbees is allowed to do it but everyone else can frick off

  10. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I think it's fine if it's off to the side and is talking about something broad/abstract enough to be difficult to find specific footage to represent.
    Centre of the screen is definitely offputting though.

  11. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I don't watch video essayslop in the first place. It's for homosexuals, trannies and zoomers. I'll form my own opinions and thoughts of the vidya I play, thanks.

  12. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    What video game is this thread discussing??

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Skyrim

      %3D%3D

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Skyrim

  13. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Aren't videos from over 13 years ago like this?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Classic presenting where the narrator cuts from their face to the subject is old. It's used on TV broadcasts and classic youtubers like AVGN used it. But using a greenscreen to paste your body into the scene and walk over or "around" it — this took off only in the last few years I think.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        I was referring to vlogs

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          vlogs are like video diaries, they were sincere and very classic youtube. These guys act like they're stage performers. It's quite opposite the intimate, comfy vibe of an old school vlog.

  14. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    This guy hangs out with trannies. Pass.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not bagging on this guy in particular. I've come across dozens doing at this point.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        Actually the worst example is that guy who narrates his videos by facemic'ing while sat on an exercise ball. That guy is particularly awful.

  15. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Nah, I think it’s fun. Especially when they edit themselves in to look like they’re in the game world. Maybe even sitting on an in-game chair or something

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      I don't watch streamers, but this sounds cool actually. Watching something like Skyrim where dudes sitting in the tavern or whatever would be neat if they do it well

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        That might be if they were roleplaying. But they're nowhere near that sincere. They just hang around the the scene shitting on it with their irony and sarcasm doing a "too school for school" bit while talking about fricking Pokémon or whatever.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          too cool for school*

  16. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    video games?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      This thread is directly related to video games and gaming culture.

      Actually the worst example is that guy who narrates his videos by facemic'ing while sat on an exercise ball. That guy is particularly awful.

      He has some good points sometimes but his videos are unironically becoming outdated.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        wait I meant ironically

  17. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I'm glad someone else is as sick of this shit as I am.

  18. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I only watch one guy who does this and it works well for him because his low-high effort combination of a ton of fast cut editing and low quality special effects and chroma keying makes the videos feel like fever dreams

  19. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    the only person i know that does this is general sam and whoever this guy is

  20. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I like when Josh does it because he puts himself together pretty well and his mic in a mug gimmick is pretty on brand for what is selling himself as.

  21. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I think I saw this. Some homosexual tried to find every water source in skyrim or something and didn't even go through with the "project".

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      He did, but Skyrim has just two nonsensical river systems so it wasn’t all that interesting

  22. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >This thread is to protest facemic'ing in videos.
    Oh thank Christ for a second there I was worried we were going to talk about video games

  23. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    It's especially obnoxious when they green screen a nice environment for you to look at but they still slap their ugly homosexual face over it. Literal female behavior.

  24. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    The only person I know who does this is Jabo and he incorporates it pretty well.

  25. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    STOP TRYING TO BE NAKEYJAKEY!!! TIRED OF THESE MOTHER FRICKERS TRYING TO BE HIM!!! YOU WILL NEVER BE HIM!!!

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      oh no, he's exercise ball guy, as if facemic'ing by itself isn't bad enough

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