The problem isn't jealousy or ill will --- it's the fact that this is a website devoted to solid advice and help, and it's only fair that we, the readers, can insist that the advice come from a place of experience and practice.
I don't think anyone here is watching this video to congratulate its maker. We're here to learn. The fact is, the videos he makes are for you and me. They are advice videos. And the first priority has to be making sure they will benefit the audience.
This is the first time I've posted comments on an internet article. I'm not usually a cynical person. I don't begrudge his success. I'm placing a value on the content of his videos, not his exciting, new career. What he's saying is pretty big. If people react to these videos the way he intends, they will change their entire outlook on the writing / filmmaking process. He's trying to change the way people work. These aren't lighting tips. These are career tips. These are life tips. "Don't have an ego." That's a pretty large piece of advice, isn't it? Should I change the way I am, how I feel? Is that the answer? Maybe it is. Maybe I place too much value in advice. But I just can't stand to see big, unearned mantras spoken so lightly, especially on a website I usually look to for help.
By the way, it isn't about his age. It's about the fact that he's starting on his first film project now. He's going to learn a lot. When he finishes the project, his advice will be well-earned and honest.
It's scary to see so much untested advice held up as unquestioned truth. Where are these mantras coming from? Are they true just because they sound true? The Vince Gilligan quote was a nice attribution. Apart from that, there is no sense that these 'answers' hold any weight in practice.
I'm not trying to be cynical. This video/article is harmless. It's a nice, positive video that might inspire some struggling filmmakers. But in general, this trend of inexperienced, idealistic people (no offense; I am one too) offering advice might be saturating the internet, and this site, with the light, comfortable advice that leads to quiet failure.
Imagine that I am a lost tourist. If I ask for directions, and you do not know the way, please tell me that. I'll ask the next passerby. It will save us both time.