Re: My latest Movie short
Hmmmm. I was hoping for a justification for the "landscape film" genre, rather than an attack on other people's film making abilities!col lamb wrote: From on your own Youtube channel you have exactly the same type of "movie", a style that has been made many thousands of times, creative...no, good camerawork....no, interesting....no, its just a series of badly shot clips put together with annoying music.
I was very careful when I made my initial post in this thread as I was aware it was contentious. I simply wanted to open the debate into something I find myself wondering about as I see a trend for these sort of "landscapey" films, due, as I suggest to the popularity of DSLRs as videomaking machines. I was very careful to generalise as I was questioning the validity of the "genre" rather than criticising any particular film.
When Chris joined the debate he did the same.
If you thought this was a personal attack, I have clearly failed in my aim and you must have felt so as you seem to have made a very specific attack on one of Chris's films. Chris has already pointed out that this was one of his earlier ones, but nevertheless some of your criticism of it is highly subjective.
Creative - there is some very effective cutting to music, there is experimentation with crash zooms,
good camerawork - there are certainly attempts at interesting shots - the crash zooms again, the moving shots from cars, the lights against the night
Interesting shots - we have a mixture of places, faces and some action. Well, they're interesting to me
Whether or not you "like" these and whether or not you find them interesting is to a large extent subjective, but it is evident that the maker has tried to put the piece together with some thought and effort. In other words there is (to my mind) far more to a film like this than what appears (to my eyes and ears) to be a collection of pretty pictures that I'm forced to watch at someone else's pace.
Furthermore it doesn't really bear comparson to "landscape" films as it shows life, people and action. It is something that would not come across just as well or possibly better in a series of stills.