For some reason this image came up (among a whole raft of ones I would never use) in a flickr search for “ass” (surprise, eh?).
All day I have been feeling my own pangs of regret over the shot from the hip downward critical post about the use of videos by some of my colleagues. There are times I really miss the mark, and this is one, and I do owe some apology to Martin and Stephen.
I’ve written an addendum to the post, and as I believe in leaving my mistakes out in public, I won’t remove the post.
Mom would have scolded me about “if you don’t have anything constructive to say…” and what I would rather have focused on, and as Zack got to in his comments, the ways to help people be more creative and expressive in video.
Video is a new expressive form to many folks, and who I am to cast criticism? Most of my YouTube videos have less than 100 views, many less than 20. Yes I think that in spaces like ds106 and others, we have places to practice, experiment, and develop our skills in the video form.
I owe ya boys a few rounds.