Hey everyone! I hope you have been enjoying the season 2 grand finals of NASL! I saw Husky do this when he first cast MLG and it seemed to get him a great amount of feedback, which is why I would like to follow suit.
Please use this thread to give me any and all feedback/critique on my casting at my first live event! Don't be bashful, I want to improve as much as possible
Thanks so much guys, and enjoy the rest of the event! <3
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I love your casting from before! ♥ Your main problem is that you sometimes go into solo casting mode even when you got someone there to help you (i.e you talk fast and a lot ). Other then that I really dig it! Keep it up!
I think you're doing great - better than a lot of bigger-name people. Your analysis is very good. (For example, after game 1 of Idra-Puma, you explained the predictable vulnerable timing in Idra's build and that he needed to be less predictable about that... which officially makes you better at figuring that out than Idra himself, as can be seen from game 2...)
Some of the witty banter type things are probably less than ideal, but that doesn't matter too much to me. (Also, I have a lot of public speaking experience, though in a very different context, and my experience there would make me guess that the banter and so forth mostly just comes from having done enough dual casting in person to just be a little more familiar with the feel. I don't think there's much you could consciously do to improve that other than get more experience.)
StarVe Germany. December 04 2011 11:04. Posts 10988
Look at the camera more! It's not something you're used to because you usually cast from home or whatever but it's the one thing I've really noticed. Other casters more used to being on TV or live broadcast are better at looking at the camera for the most part when they're talking. Other than that, you're actually way better than I thought you were going to be, and you don't look out of place beside Rotti, MrBitter and djWheat =)
VirgilSC2 United States. December 04 2011 11:05. Posts 5743
Orb, my favorite caster by far! Can't wait for the return of the Korean Weekly on Tuesday!
You've been doing a great job with NASL, much more analytical than most casters, which is what I really enjoy.
Not trying to caster bash here, but getting stuck with Gretorp for the whole regular season was what held you back, if you have a co-caster, it needs to be a color commentator, like Tasteless. (Not saying Orb/Tasteless > Tasteless/Artosis, but Orb needs to find a Tasteless)
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StarVe Germany. December 04 2011 11:07. Posts 10988
My main problem with you is that it is hard for me to separate the caster orb and the your personality while streaming. You know when you are throwing around words like "ni**er" and "retard", even though many of the people you direct those remarks at wasn't even trying to offend you.
You just come across as an unserious person to me now. While raging is fun and entertaining for viewers, when you take it to that level it just becomes offensive.
As for your casting, I've always liked it. You're a strong analyst and to seem to have a good chemistry with most of the people you cast with. Wouldn't mind some more jokes though, but I guess that's not your style.
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Seiferz United States. December 04 2011 11:07. Posts 624
not bad, orb! much better than before for me although you've pretty much sounded the way you do now for a long time now~ i don't mean to be mean about it, but there was quite a lot of racial bias before (for protoss), and it was unpleasant to hear most of the time.
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Archile United States. December 04 2011 11:11. Posts 359
you've ALWAYS been my favorite caster. With a strong gameplay to back it up, your knowledge of the game is amazing, and you know just what to say when ^-^
personally, the Gretorp-orb- casting duo isnt working well for me..... i'm not a huge fan of Gretorp's casting, you guys don't have the greatest synergy, and you're kinda 'dry' together, try lightening up a bit! tell some funny stories! :D
Rekrul Korea (South). December 04 2011 11:12. Posts 16590
On December 04 2011 11:05 VirgilSC2 wrote: [...]if you have a co-caster, it needs to be a color commentator, like Tasteless.[...]
The term you're looking for is play-by-play commentator. A colour commentator would be someone like Artosis.
You're doing really good, Orb! One of my favourite casters in the scene. Would perhaps be even better if you got loose a bit more and showed a bit more personality. I'd absolutely love to see you in GSL Code A. Keep up the good work!
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