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25 June 2009 @ 10:08 pm
Vid commentaries  
So I'm delurking myself briefly to pimp vid_commentary.

I'm having trouble posting about anything these days, so I'll just say briefly that I think it's the best idea for a community I've seen for ages. I love reading people's in-depth ideas about vids, and I look forward to reading the commentaries there in July.

I've signed up, and I think the idea of watching a vid that closely, and being 'allowed' to do so visibly, is fantastic. I hope non-vidders sign up too! I remember when I was non-vidder I was so hesitant writing my thoughts about vids. I think lots of people are scared, thinking there is stuff they don't 'get' about vids... but as a vidder I know how much it means to get even one sentence from someone else's perspective saying what they saw in your vid. And I know I'll be really interested to see what other vid viewers see in different vids. I think it may make the process of vid-watching and the relationship of the viewer with the vid a little more visible and accessible. At least that's what I'm in it for! This seems positive.

Comments on DLZ reminded me recently that people can feel especially nervous of a vid that is at all 'meta-y' or dense. I'd counted on people not being interested, but hadn't quite clued that it would make some potentially interested viewers anxious about commenting on it. For the record: please don't worry! Everyone will see something different in a vid, and tha'ts great! I have really personal readings of many MANY vids, that may or may not bear a relation to what the vidder set out to do. So if it speaks to you, it speaks to you. If it doesn't, it doesn't. That's my philosophy. And with some of my favourite vids I've never got beyond the 'wow, shiny!' O.O stage of enjoyment. I know they spark all sorts of ideas and emotions inside me but I can't always articulate them. That doesn't dampen my enjoyment at all.

Slowing down and deliberately writing a commentary seems like a great way to explore those thoughts though. :)
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daybreak777: viddingdaybreak777 on June 26th, 2009 01:35 pm (UTC)
You should do a vidding chat about commenting on vids. *whistles innocently* :)
Ooh, yes! Can we haz one? I feel non-vidders are so intimidated about commenting. I know I was. They don't know that their comments are so helpful and informative. :-)

But then that leads to your point above, do you comment if you haven't watched the show and don't know it at a meta level?

Seeee? Lots to discuss. :-)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on June 27th, 2009 02:10 am (UTC)
Will do.

I'd comment, yes, but I wouldn't sign up to do a commentary--I think I'd only feel comfortable doing commentaries for vids of shows I knew well.
daybreak777: viddingdaybreak777 on June 27th, 2009 02:16 am (UTC)
Oh, yeah. I just meant regular comments.

But a vid commentary, yeah, I'm sure people would only do that if they knew the show well.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on June 27th, 2009 02:09 am (UTC)
Oh, that's a good idea! I will do one tomorrow then. Been meaning to get back into them (and posting generally) but been struggling, so that could be good.
Third Mousethirdblindmouse on July 4th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
I've signed up, and I think the idea of watching a vid that closely, and being 'allowed' to do so visibly, is fantastic.

My first thought upon reading this entry was But... isn't this what feedback posts are for? I guess I've never had much restraint against babbling incoherently at length in other people's journals. (Oddly, I feel guilty whenever I do it in mine.)