I did some demo videos and posted to YouTube back in 2010 for each of the Cheatsheet Compiler, Draft Buddy and Projection Pal. People find them very useful, and rightfully so, because you can actually see what is going on while I’m doing and talking about the steps using the fantasy draft tools, rather than read a bunch of instructions.
I was on hiatus from doing videos though, because frankly, they’re hard to do. They take time, and can be frustrating with mistakes and misspoken words resulting in retakes and editing. Hey, I’m trying to be a website developer / fantasy sports guy, not a video producer / director / actor / editor guy. Also the software to do the screencast videos was a tad expensive too.
In this day and age though, I guess we need to wear a lot of hats to get a half-decent website cobbled together. That is what I’m trying to do, and I want to do the best I can to help people use the Cheatsheet Compiler & Draft Buddy. If videos are going to get that done, then I’d better produce some videos. Hopefully with more practice, they get more polish and less bloopers.
The first one is complete, and posted to YouTube on my YouTube channel which you can subscribe to if you so choose. The video is a general getting started video, doing the following:
- Opening the Cheatsheet Compiler
- Inputting league settings and scoring
- Importing the Zeile Consensus Projections via Projection Pal
- Using the Zeile projections to create your cheatsheets in the Compiler
- Setting up Draft Buddy
- Draft the first player in Buddy
That seems like a pretty good overview. Of course, the video ran longer than I would like at 12 minutes. Like I said, this is going to be a learning process for me doing the videos. Hopefully it is a productive learning process for you using the CC/DB. I’ll have to make sure I hit some shorter topics going forward.
Okay, without further adieu, here is the first fantasy baseball video for the Cheatsheet Compiler & Draft Buddy for 2012: