eloyneto wrote:If you don't know I'm Brazilian, and my country is very poor, so a simple and storyless clip like this one was extremely well accepeted and those who watcheed thought it was great, a trully work of art. I know it's far from it, but I also know I don't have what it takes to JUDGE a video clip or other work, that's why i always give 5 stars to encourage people develop their talents.
While I know being destitute or underprivileged does
play a role in how much access you have to equipment, expense, and other things, it does not limit your ability to frame, edit, and direct. I don't know what your case is, but compared to a lot of FXhome users on here, I'd hazard a guess that, given your circumstances, I'm
in a similar 'worse-off' group as you. I'd actually go as far as to say I'm probably one of the least wealthy people on this site.
I don't have a lot of money, but I learn from watching movies (free in a variety of ways depending upon where you go/who you know) and reading books, a few of which you can buy and read over and over without having to buy anything else. Developing an eye for what to shoot and how to shoot it isn't something dictated by money or geographic location, it's composed of research, experience, an understanding of the art, and, when you have it, talent.
Am I saying that this excuses all your circumstances? No, I know things can be bad and make it hard to do superficial things like make movies on the side. Trust me, I've been there. But in reality, you have to realize that FXHome is
a place where developed cinematographers and editors come to post their stuff, and it's just condescending, inappropriate and rude to make sweeping generalizations as you did.
What's more, you say you lack judgment for movies. Then I have to ask: why are you here? Why put your movie into a cinema system, knowing full well (especially
if you read the fine print!
) that it is susceptible to ratings and comments of others? If you want to show friends, that's fine. It's a testament to FXHome's impeccable web design, actually, that you'd like to present others with your spiffy FXHome cinema page. But if you think that means you can just say 'I can't judge things, so I'll just go crazy with the ratings', it doesn't.
Judging films is oftentimes hard, but it can be done by anyone who has the will to do it. So get off your butt and think on a deeper level about what you're saying and who/what it affects. Who knows, you might actually learn something.