Excuse me, are you trying to paint conservatives as the side that's willing to compromise and negotiate? Because your whole party spent the last 8 years making sure Obama couldn't get meaningful legislation passed, and the whole world saw it. You seem to be jumping to an aggro deffense by attacking liberals when absolutely no conservative individual or idea has been named or contested in the piece. Your comment is, indeed, a great example of projection.
Agreed. Facebook is better off with short content. Particularly, I get this weird anxiety when on facebook, feeling like there's too much to do and see and I can't waste too much time on anything because notifications keep appearing from posts I've interacted with, etc. If I want to commit to longer and more complex experiences I'll go somewhere else.
I don't know what other's experiences with facebook is like, but on my computer I always have the facebook tab muted because of the notification noise (which, come to think of it, is probably a setting I can change), so I almost never watch a video with sound. Usually I stop and pay attention if I get interested in videos that started rolling automatically and have graphic lettering to accompany every single word that's said, like the ones by Seriously.TV, because like that I don't have to unmute the tab.
And I never watch the video on fullscreen. The quality is sh*t already on the thumb.
You do realize that you bringing up some made up issue about gender parity in "shitty" jobs doesn't detract from the fact that the movie industry lacks in gender parity, right? It's a good point - gender parity should be present in every level of society - but it's 100% invalid in the present discussion.
Furthermore, it's telling that you would rather have women fight for jobs you consider "shitty", even though you mentioned them paying well, which is somewhat contradictory. So you'd prefer having women in well-paying jobs that aren't "awesome" or something? Either way, it is absolutely vital that women and ethnic minorities gain their rightful place in the making of art and entertainment, because it is through these mediums that the prejudice against them is perhaps most intensely passed along the generations. And after a little over 100 years, it's clear that the old white asses calling the shots on Hollywood aren't making too much of a movement to change that. It's up to them. And it's a steep climb already without people like you trying to drag them back.
Have you considered creating presentations in the shape of a proto-comic book of sorts? Something like a storyboard with a little less production-oriented development. If you can't draw (like myself) maybe check out comic book scripts. The written layout of comics may include a detailed description of the panel as well as a little development on what's going on in the scene, the general emotion and feeling of it.
Just a suggestion. I couldn't point you to a book about that in english since the only one I've read is in portuguese, but I bet there's loads of them available.
I think you're not looking hard enough. Either that or you should start making your own apolitical movies. Good luck with that. The piece has said it: art is about the human experience, and the human experience is shaped by politics. The latter's influence will be in the first no matter what. And remember: abstaining from political positions is a political position. Indifference is not without consequence. Also, I wonder if you'd feel the same if the politics being "pushed" was more aligned with the politics you side with.