INSIDE OUR VIDEO DEPARTMENT|
"There's something about that. Something I can't put my finger on. Something... I don't like at all," is one such response to spudWorks video piece. Responses like these are commonplace, and though only one new piece of video "art" has been place in the site since it launched, questions of how we garner such mediocre reviews so consistently are asked. The fact is, we don't know.
"The thing about art, man, is that it is so subjective to one's little aesthetic preferences, and video art, being all the more subjective," commented one spudWorks video artist, "that it's almost impossible to make a piece to meet everyone's individual tastes. You just have to be true to yourself."
If there's one thing that the video department is, its true to it's self. Like most of the rest of the staff at spudWorks, the video staff is late to bed (and usually drunk at that) and late to rise. It's uncommon to see any employee from the fourth floor before noon, and even more so to see them after five. Scheduling almost never happens, so the soundmen come in when they want and never meet up with the cameramen and script writer to complete a shoot that the team has been "feeling" recently.
The film department at most any serious production house tends to have a large number of film graduates, known as criminals otherwise. Typically the average film school graduate is a drug user, drinker, minor kleptomaniac, and sometimes even something of a pedophile. All, of course, done in the name of "experience." The creative people in each film department are obsessed with experience as they will tell you.
"Experience is the root, the end all, if you will, of life, death, love, romance, tragedy, drama and comedy," said one director who it is best says nameless. "With out such experience, the art is flat, dodgy, lifeless, not real."
Being real is just as important as experience according to a spudWorks camera man. "If it's not real, it's not worth doing. People want to see life, death, love, romance, tragedy, drama, and comedy on the screen and they want it to be real. They want to know their counterparts on the screen."
Still... is the search for real experience worth the cost of a low production turn out? "Absolutely," commented an unidentifiable screenwriter. "When you watch a spudWorks piece you're seeing it all. Things like life, death, love, romance, tragedy, drama and comedy. You can't get these anywhere. Especially not as real. Especially not all in one piece."
"Bullshit," says spudWorks president and CEO Colin Ferm. "The fact is, they're a bunch of lazy drug users who aren't worth the money we pay them They're worse than those musicians."
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