making art

Apr 5, 2019

Disagreeing with your collaborator

How we get all this vlogging done

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Peter and I are usually on the same page about the work we produce, but occasionally we disagree. In this episode of the podcast, we talk about how we handle that, and discover our unspoken rule that we don’t post anything that we don’t unanimously love.

We also go back to last week’s somewhat confusing discussion of what I now realize was baby Postmodernism, and apply what I was talking about to some concrete examples in our repertoire. Ideas don’t matter as much as the way that you say them!

Also, there are a ton of links and references in this week’s episode:

Apr 2, 2019

Ideas and the clothes they wear

Podcasting while tired

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Fair warning: I was incredibly tired during this discussion, and I had a little trouble expressing a complex concept in an understandable way, during this week’s Homeschool Film School segment. If it helps, what I’m talking about is really, sort of beginner Postmodernism. “The medium is the message,” kind of thing.

Also, we come back to it, to better result, in the following week’s podcast. It will all become clear in the end.

Videos and links mentioned:

Mar 27, 2019

How do you know it’s any good?

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This week, we talk about judging the quality of your own work. When it’s abstract, do your criteria change? How do you know to keep working? What if you’re, gasp, mediocre?! It’s hard to make art!

Feb 26, 2019

Podcast: YouTube is not TV

How video structure affects our views

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This week’s podcast addresses the structural differences between a TV show and a YouTube video — the big ones being that theme songs and end credits get the boot. We also talk about how Peter and I try to push our artistic boundaries, and how we celebrate Chinese New Year. Also, watch “Corporate.” That show is funny.