A short 3 minute video with basic positive affirmations for well being.
This positive affirmations, or positive thoughts image relaxation video by hyptalk is 3 minutes 14 seconds long and concentrates on one theme of affirmations for well-being. The video uses still images of various types of scenes that may be associated with well-being in combination with relaxing music that includes a melodic female voice. The affirmations are not spoken but that are displayed on the screen.
The video theme is well focused on positive affirmations for well-being. Affirmations are in the first person, for example, “I am important”. Although the supporting visuals do not seem particularly focused on any single theme, they are nice scenes and can be considered related to the main theme of well-being. Overall, the video appears focused which helps with concentration and relaxation.
There are a number of different scenes used within this positive affirmations video. This variety could cause a lack of focus of attention during relaxation. However, there does appear to be a main thread of scenes which include the human body or body parts which creates some coherence between the various scenes. Many of the scenes are good and I especially like the footprints in the sand scene.
The audio used in this positive affirmations relaxation video contains nice relaxing music with a melodic female voice singing along with the music. Affirmations are not spoken in this audio.
The scenes of this positive affirmations video show images of various things that could be considered related to well-being, including: water, ripples, leaves, branches, hands, lights, pebbles, flowers, grass, trees, skies, clouds, oceans, waves, rocks, women, sand and footprints.
Image sizes within this image relaxation video are all the same size and each image is displayed for a good length of time which aids concentration during relaxation. On the other hand, the image size does not fill the screen completely and distracting black bars are visible which can be distracting to concentration which is detrimental to relaxation.
Affirmations text is displayed on top of the image with three or four being displayed for each image display. This results in the display time for each affirmation text being too short for reading in a relaxed state and for contemplating on which is frustrating and does not encourage relaxation.
The image transition types used are simple cross fades which are a good speed and the transitions between affirmation texts are of the fade in and fade out type and are reasonably slow. These factors are good for helping to maintain a relaxed state.
The video also uses a pan and zoom technique to give the feeling of motion which I think aids relaxation.
This guided relaxation video with examples of positive affirmations for “Well-Being” is reasonable for relaxation but could be made better with a number of improvements: either use more images or reduce the number of affirmations displayed so that there is only one affirmations per image; more tightly focus the images to a single theme; and ensure images fill the screen completely.
As an ambient background video I find this video interesting with a good variety of scenes. Any improvements suggested as a relaxation video would also make it better as an ambient background video.