Yeah that video is actually extremely basic but I still really enjoyed it and it's done 1m views which when I was thinking of starting a channel was quite encouraging because it goes to show if you find an interesting topic your video doesn't need to be perfect to do good views.
I remember watching it and thinking 'I know for a fact I can edit together a better video than this and yet this guy has done 1m views'.
The UFC video I did that got 500k+ views was actually on a topic that someone else had already made a video on and got 300k views. But this guys video was like the Robbie Lawlor one in that the editing was extremely low effort. So I basically copied the idea, did more research than this guy did and worked much harder on the editing, thumbnail and title and now my video has overtaken the original and I think is ahead of his in search results for 'Lee Murray' and 'Lee Murray documentary'
My narrating could have been more high energy. I was also using a shitty £7 lapelier mic from Amazon and my editing is very basic but still people seemed to love it, only had like 2 comments about the audio. I've upgraded the mic anyway but if you can nail an interesting topic and incorporate things successful Youtubers do it seems the flaws will be overlooked which is encouraging. You just gotta be better than your competition.
Which is why it helps to choose a niche where there is limited competition but still big potential.
Yeah I edit my videos myself, I try and improve on each video but it's hard haha. Takes fucking forever to edit videos but the process is kind of enjoyable.