--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Richard BF <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > >These two > >young people have taken video blogging to a whole new level and > >really deserve some sort of best video blog of the year award. > > OK, so I'm going to call you on this. > > How have they "taken video blogging to a whole new level"? > > My understanding is that they made a short film, like tens of > thousands of people do each year, and in a traditional anti-new media > move, have submitted it to a short film festival (like tens of > thousands of people do each year), and it did OK, but not great (like > thousands of short films do each year).
They made a full length film, 85 minutes long ( http://imdb.com/title/tt0439182/combined ) and appear to have submitted it to top tier film festivals. > > Then to promote the film, they did six short video pieces about the > behind the scenes of making the film. Sounds a lot like what Matthew > Clayfield did with Kite Circuit. > > Am I understanding correctly? > > The only thing that piqued my interest, was a statement by the > filmmakers that the videos were extensions of the film, and although > they didn't directly say it, by implication the personas in the > videos are subsequently fictional. Sounds like another online serial > to me. > It's not clear if the episodes are fictional or factual. Perhaps I missed something on the website and I haven't seen all the episodes yet. But in episode two they talk about the film and her parents investment. > I admit the charcter (not narrative) connection between film and > video is interesting, but no different to mainstream media doing a > film and a TV series. > > I haven't seen their film. In fact I couldn't find anywhere on their > site which tells me where or how to see the film. My recommendation > to them would be to release it, at least in low quality, on the web. > Perhaps the buzz from making the connection between film and video > series would generate them more attention. They're trying to get distribution for the film. They're asking people to to check mark "I want to see Four Eyed Monsters at a theater in my area" which I assume they'll use to convince investors and distributors to distribute the film. > > >I am astonished at their production skills combined with brilliant > >writing and assembling from a wide variety of shots including serious > >special effects to deliver an amazing virtual experience into their lives > > I couldn't see anything particularly "brilliant" in the video series. > > >It is truly a gift from GOD what they are doing. > > Like I said, I haven't seen the film, so it could be REALLY good. I don't think most people have seen it outside of festivals. > > Having said that, I think they need to take a step back and embrace > the new media a bit better, instead of using the online medium > essentially to promote an offline product. It would thus be offensive > to give them any kind of video blogging award for this. Agreed, the series is not about blogging or videoblogging (it is primarily video podcasting: http://foureyedmonsters.com/subscribe/ ) -- Enric -======- http://www.cirne.com > > Or maybe I've misundertood. > > Regards, > Richard > >  http://www.sequential-one.com/kitecircuit/ > Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/videoblogging/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/