Nobody wants to watch your sh*t - Nov 6th, 2018
Sorry filmmakers, nobody wants to watch your videos... Before you get discouraged or think that I wrote this just for clicks hear me out. It isn't that people are setting out to be mean and avoid your work it is just that they are busy.
Just like you they are working insane hours, trying to eat healthy, spend time with family, and maybe even hang with friends if theres some time left. And oh yeah and then on top of that they have to consume your art. In the words of author Steven Pressfield "The reader donates his time and attention, which are supremely valuable commodities. In return, you the writer, must give him something worthy of his gift to you." So how can we give our viewer something worthy of their gift to us, the creator:
1. Making the message of your video clear and concise
2. Make your video fun, interesting or informative
3. Apply 1 and 2 to all your films
Once you realize that no body wants to see your work you can finally develop empathy for the viewer. You can develop the skill of switching back and forth from your imagination as a creative and back to a point of view of your imagined viewer or reader. Pay respect to your viewers and do everything in your power to not waste their time.