X-Message-Number: 24924
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 09:37:00 -0700
Subject: Re: Imminst Film Project
From: Kennita Watson <>

On Monday, Oct 25, 2004, at 02:00 US/Pacific, Randall S wrote:
> I guess my main criticism has to do with
> the content of the interviews themselves.

preceded and followed by no end of criticism
of just about every aspect of the project.
There are some constructive comments in there
-- e.g., I had heard the audio anomalies, but 
not thought about audio remixing -- but
Randall, haven't you ever heard of a "criticism
sandwich"?  It's "a slice of praise, followed
by a slice of criticism, followed by another
slice of praise"?  There are a number of good
references to it in Google, and I'd suggest it
as a useful tool for everyone (yes, you :-) ),
for interpersonal relationships of many kinds
(as the variety of the sites on which it is
found will attest).

So Bruce, I hope Randall's criticisms weren't
too hard to swallow.  I liked your clip, and
think the format works fine for this film.  I
think some of his suggestions ("interacting
with family, pets, cooking, riding a bike,
walking in the park, etc.") might go well in
a future video, geared to a wider audience and
with a bigger budget.  I look forward to
seeing both your current project and future
ones (to which I trust Randall will donate
time and money to help construct something from
his constructive comments).  Maybe a team
effort of some kind that incorporated ideas
from his outline....

Live long and prosper,
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
none but ourselves can free our minds.
           -- Bob Marley, "Redemption Song"

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