That said they look way cool. Can't wait to have a go!
So hold on.....
We're going to give the audience choices as to where the camera is pointing in our story?
"It’s not the job of the artist to give the audience what the audience wants. If the audience knew what they needed, then they wouldn’t be the audience. They would be the artists. It is the job of artists to give the audience what they need."
Popularity and 'up voting' are already in full swing over at the "Internet Film Festival". Most of the stuff you see has gone viral (by accident or design) and in doing so wound up in your in box.
Essentially this is great. A truly democratic way of films receiving exposure based on the popular vote. The major downside for me is that 'going viral' has become many film makers aim. This limits a lot of people to making films that have a memorable catch or gimmick. Something snappy to rise above the internets short attention span.
This isn't a terrible thing as long as people remember to make personal films as well. Some of the films that have moved me the most just don't get the popular vote. These kinds of films are like a much needed conversation between a filmmaker and their (possibly smallish) audience.
I worry that we might loose some of these kinds of conversations as more and more film makers consider 'virability' over personal resonance.