The judges are back
Most/all on this group here are quite experienced film makers and do not
wish to be told about over exposed shots/out of focus/distorted sound, because
if these items are in their films it is very deliberate. OK to tell beginners
about these things because they are probably due to inexperiance so a mention
by the judge is helpful.
But how can a judge help the advanced film maker? If he says that the ending
was poor, that doesn't really help, because the film maker is probably on
his next production and will not bother with a new ending to a film that
has already done the rounds. Same with choice of music etc. Anyway next
time it may be the beginning and so on.
I reckon what the advanced film maker needs from the judges is a 'pointing
to the future. A way forward.' That's very difficult to do, but there is
one judge not too far away from here, who really does attempt to do this....his
natural modesty prevents me from naming him!
So judges, we love you to bits, but we do not wish to know about our incorrect
exposures etc which are deliberate, nor a bland comment about," hope to see
more of your work in the future." We need a pointer to better things if
possible, not just a comment on the present opus, good or bad. I know that's
not an easy thing to do.
Albert....taking things easy.