So over the last few days, a few of my friends and I have tried our hand at some commentary over guide videos (I've done tutorials in the past, but stuck to either fully self-explanatory videos, or text tuts), and our main problem is that we are awful at it. Since it was literally our first attempt ever, we did quite a few takes before getting to the point where we didn't fall into complete silence after 20 seconds, but it felt dry after redoing it so many times.
We're a tiny bit more experienced now (read as: can fill almost a minute without a critical failure), but ran into a different type of issue. Occasionally, either our first attempt, or one after a bit of a break will end up more entertaining, and catch us off-guard with mostly accidental humor (I'm certain that we find ourselves more amusing than others, however), but in doing so we sacrifice some semi-important details (nothing major, but something like "doing X will help with Y at this part of the level).
My question is: Is it worth sacrificing some information (nothing critical to the achievement) for the sake of spontaneity (even if we're the only ones that find it funny. : /), or is it better to cover all of the informative points at the risk of coming across a bit stale?
I'm hoping that this question is only temporarily relevant, until we are able to find our own groove to be able to effectively play off of each other as well as fully cover the video, but we'd greatly appreciate your opinions on the matter.
The important points are... well, important. But you should consider the fact that the video you show should give you about 90% of the information (depending on the achievement). So if you miss a little info it's not usually a big deal so long as the video demonstrates what you need to do. So by all means, be what you think is entertaining and find the balance between what needs to be said and what/when you can just shoot the shit with your co-com partner