Many times now I have seen or had requests for videos detailing how to get into ROM hacking. Short version is a few people have attempted it but generally there are none I can point at that come to any text I have seen, and many, quite rightly I would argue, consider it a hard problem to solve.
Now I can watch hacking conference videos all day longhttps://www.youtube.com/user/ChRiStIaAn008https://www.youtube.com/user/DEFCONConference
Few of those cover anything like an introduction to a subject.
I can watch videos on machine tool operation, woodworking and similar such things all day long as well, indeed between this sort of thing and the previous it is how I spend most of my days. Video very much does work for some, possibly even a lot, of people.
At best the videos of ROM hacking remind me of various repair videos where I just want to be told something (I usually find it for repair videos -- "just tell me where the screws are and how not to destroy the ribbon cables within it, cover the rest later for those that need it") but instead have to listen to someone do it badly. I think my favourite one thus far was I was watching someone do some sound modding on the GBA (in this case the popular sappy sound format in that system) where they were using a tile editor to fix some basic header/pointer stuff (up to and including altering the default palette to dodge a duplicate colour issue).... yeah.
There are some basic things that video does well. Consider describing the basic task of OAM (or whatever sprite control registers/memory is on your chosen system) vs having a real time ram viewer and some animation on screen.
Going back to the earlier comments though for the hacking stuff it tends to assume a base level of knowledge and the machine tool operation/woodworking stuff is not that much more accessible. This might prevent some from being able to make the videos (at times the best person to teach being someone that has just gone through it) but some of the same do seem to be able to teach basic concepts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5gjkYvMg8A
, the guy doing the talking clearly knows his stuff, however the basics covered in that series and those from the same presenter on that channel are done very well.
Anyway I doubt I will be the one making such videos, though if you want a hand I will try as video making has long been a hobby of mine, but some discussion as to what ROM hacking videos might require, be it specifics or more general concepts, are what I would like those reading to speak on.