Most iphoney people, even kids, know better than to shoot tons of portrait mode video rather than landscape. Suspension of disbelief is lost right there. I couldn't watch two minutes of this.
"Special effects are just a tool, a means of telling a story" only to create Ep.1-3 which are mainly special effects with filmed elements in them
I think though that his position is that it doesn't matter how much you use the tools to tell the story--a lot or a little--as long as you get your story told. He wasn't undermining tool use, he was prioritizing the story at any cost, even if the cost means using tools excessively to get there.
I some amateur practice with this mostly in church settings (everything at https://www.youtube.com/user/compassmovement/videos?sort=da and non-church https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCBFFE6CD105CDA88) but monetizing any of it never even crossed my mind. Obviously in my case it was because it was mostly church (duh) but it could be a challenge to find monetizable events to shoot, I never considered it, but thanks for giving me some ideas and links.
"There are no rules in art" «« His point was, there are no rules as long as throwing out rules enables you to convey your story or thought effectively. We're not here for meaningless abstract art, we're here to learn ways of thinking out of the box to communicate stories, thoughts, and experiences effectively.
... Uhh, no, that has a 25 pound limit, you can't stand on it, it's only good for small non-human subjects.
So this is the first time I've scrolled down in a No Film School article to read the comments. I'm quite taken aback by how many trigger happy down-voters there are, yet so few replies. Why can't you people respect the [stupid] opinions of others or at least communicate what it is that upsets you?