That was a painful watch, boring at best. David Gibson may know his chops but he definitely doesnt know how to teach them effectively. He spends half the time explaining what the video is supposed to teach as opposed to actually teaching it. The video begins with a tune by Thomas Dolby- Blinded me with science...which plays over and over till you are bored to death, and the tune sucks. Then Gibson gives an intro to the video about the subsequent chapters as divided into 3 parts. Then he goes over the details as to how panning, volume and equalisation; and effects are used by engineers all over the world to create GREAT MIXES. Now that is and illusive concept, but he doesnt even try to deliver the basics. How to use eq is supposed to be an indepth subject with much disscussion as with compressing and limiting. But he just repeats the very-very basics over and over till you're done. No discussion or indepth analysis. And the video transitions and layout is so damn cheesey, with boring music interludes and some really funny and boring video sections with various people commenting over the subject. You have a professor, a hip hop band, an alien guru and a very stupid dancer; they all come and go in between the video sections just to give some awkward comments. They are meant to provide entertainment but end up looking as a very low quality production effort, and thats a real shame.
Overall, one could skip this dvd,and instead go for much more substantial and excellent multimedia alternatives like PRODUCTION, MIXING AND MASTERING WITH WAVES by Anthony Egizii, you get the session files with the book, and indepth concepts are explained as to why rather than just how.