To begin with, I'm a programmer -- not a graphic designer, so I'm not very good at making pleasing looking images. But I want some that at least look decent enough for version 1 of my video app, and I came up with a bunch of logos for it. I have one here:
I've been bugging my friends for feedback, and they seem to think the images are too cartoony looking. I don't really know how to fix this, so I welcome suggestions from the professionals!
I followed some of your all's recommendations. The new image is:
I redid the star from scratch entirely. My friends really like the new look of it. I'm still not sure about the blue border though. I've been messing around with it for 3 hours and can't get something that "clicks" for me.
Oh, and I remember where my idea for the icon came from. I originally had just a star, but that seemed too generic, so my buddy suggested making it like a Hollywood star, and those stars have a little camera in them.