You may have seen the first three episodes (episode 4 is out Wednesday) of the show “Critics” where myself and Steve Weiss watch and talk about a bunch of eclectic clips/ films/ shorts off of Vimeo. The way we chose the last batch was by hard graft from myself, Tom Guilmette, Joe Stunzi, Joe Shaw and many others (Steve found one clip I think and we know which one that is!)
We are going to be recording our next bunch of episodes in about 4 weeks or so and would love to get more suggestions of things you would like us to review. Please don’t just send the most perfect amazing films, yes send those in too, but we want eclectic as much as we want amazing. Something that promotes discussion. Perfect is great and a show that just shows one perfect film after another would be great but “Critics” is not that show. We want to see interesting, experimental stuff that can polarise people or just promote a discussion. We want to see stuff you think needs to reach a wide audience. Oh, and Stuff that is going to make Steve cry like the girl that he is Kidding, but we really want stuff that make us think, make us discuss, basically make an interesting show for us and you!
There are a number of more episodes of the current batch to air so stuff you send in may already be coming up. Sure, send me links to something you have done but don’t send too many as the more you send in of your own work the harder it will be to wade through them all, so send in something you are most proud of and PLEASE send in work from others that grabbed you from people who are too modest to submit their own. But remember if everything is like “A Thousand Words” then Steve and I will just be going: “That was awesome, what about you Phil?”,”Steve…I thought it was awesome”. Yes the weird foot fetish one was an odd choice but it was put in (by Steve) as it was silly and made for an entertaining segment, but I think we don’t want to see any more clips like that thanks!! We want to make the show entertaining to watch and much as we want to show interesting clips. If it was two guys in suits going “here is the next film etc” then you what is the point!?
The Show is not about gear, it’s about content. Interesting, eyebrow raising, contentious, fascinating, unique, amazing, weird, inspiring content. So if there is something very interesting shot on an iphone we don’t care that it isn’t shot on a RED or A 5dmkII or a Phantom. Content is king as we always say.
PLEASE make sure you write something about what it is you are “nominating”, why, if you made it, etc…
Oh, and make sure the video from vimeo can be added to collections as if it can’t then we can’t put it in our folder. We want to use Exposure Room stuff too but I don’t think the setup we have can take both sites just yet. So Vimeo please and NOT youtube!