dasgut wrote:How humorous is everyone making their video? I'm thinking about kinda going all out.
goombayao wrote:dasgut wrote:How humorous is everyone making their video? I'm thinking about kinda going all out.
The thing you risk is if the person watching your video has a vastly different background/sense of humor than you and doesn't find you funny. It is probably easier to get your application throw in the bin with a video that the admission committee finds "annoying" than impress the committee so much that the video really helps your admission chances.
I'm still not sure how I feel about this video and don't see a lot of value in it.
owlpride wrote:Hmm, I do wonder what they hope to accomplish with these videos. Are they trying to sort out (foreign) applicants who cannot communicate effectively, or is the adcom just tired of reading countless personal statements that all look alike?
owlpride wrote:I think I would start my video with a ten-second clip of me giving a lecture about some obscurely advanced topic in front of a (fake) captivated audience.
Besides communication skills, I don't see a lot of point to making a video that basically involves restating your SoP and then telling them about your favorite theorem, which is itself a strange question...
castlevania87 wrote:I remember the STRONGLY recommended deadline for financial support is Dec 18.
http://gsas.nyu.edu/object/grad.app.ins ... #deadlines
So you might submit your videos soon.
goombayao wrote:So, people who made videos: what was your approach and how did they turn out?
dasgut wrote:I ended up not doing it, but I thought this guy's was pretty awesome:
Gasquet wrote:Anybody else NOT submitting a video?