Well, folks, here we are: week 2 of Tuesday Night Game Fight.
This is a bit of a repost from r/RoosterTeeth, but I thought it might end up with a different set of eyes seeing it, so, worth it.
Man, this week was such an improvement. I was really worried last week, because the show had so much potential, but now, phew. I think it's definitely finding it's feet.
I wanna start by saying it's a shame Joel felt so stressed out about trying to fit it into his schedule because I think the Joel/Tyler dynamic can been hilarious, but credit where it's due, Jack did a real good job with it tonight.
Rotating in the team captains was also a good move, and it felt like they were more into this week's competition.
I can't wait to see how things continues to improve. Production is still working out some kinks, and Tyler is still feeling out his space, but if it keeps improving at this rate? It's gonna be amazing.
Now, for a more serious critique...
--> When Tyler is doing ad reads, try to make sure the prompt is either above or below the camera so that Tyler looks like, well, he's looking at us. Just a personal touch always helps those things look so much cleaner.
--> While on Tyler (god, I wish... *wink* *nod* *buys you a drink* *feels weird about the situation, downs the drink himself, and then leaves quickly*), I'm still not sure what kind of host you're trying to be. It's almost like you're trying to force yourself to act a very specific way that just doesn't suit your demeanor. Like, your attitude comes across a bit uptight, even when you're making a joke. I guess, if I wanted to offer any suggestions here, it would be to either go full bore down the path of being the serious sportscaster and playing straightman to the wacky antics of everyone else, or just relax and be the same guy we love on all the other shows.
--> Make a plan about how you're going to mic everyone, and/or make sure everyone knows the plan. It seemed like the team captains were under the impression that their mics were live during the rounds, but for the most part they were just left off, and whenever we listened to the teams, it seemed like a boom mic was used exclusively. If their mics were live, then there was definitely a balance issue. I mean, if I can't hear Michael screaming...
--> I like the addition of the b-roll with the fans on the teams, but I think you could go a step further in getting us invested in them. Those insta posts with the teams 'bonding' were really amusing. If you could make some sort of hybrid between the two, I think you'd really have something there.
--> I'm not sure if this last one is more of a communication issue or more of a planning issue, but there still some confusion with the cameras, where to focus or pan to, how long to stay on one camera before switching, stuff like that. It got ironed out a lot from last week, so, this is really a minor point that I'm sure production is already addressing, but I though it was worth including.
I say all of this with the utmost respect for you guys, so, please don't take any of that criticism as insults. I just wanted to give an outside perspective on things, and I hope I was able to accomplish that.
I really am excited to see what happens next week.. And I'm really hoping it ends up being FH vs. AH. Unless, of course, the final round will be in Minecraft.. Every soft boi needs his day, right, MlgHwnt?