Your video was great! But yes, a bit of boost on the audio would be nice. But otherwise, it was very informative and everything flowed really well. I also like how you handled the visuals. I was thinking the entire time whether you did a voiceover or spoke with that headgear!
Brilliant, pushing the boundaries as always. You have a great presenting voice.
Loved the humor, like when you show Beethoven and there's also the picture of the dog. Makes me wonder what else I missed. The visuals are great too, that white outline around you, the collage-y background.
Must be a lot of work, you shoulnd't get rid of the writing. It could be used as an outline and supporting material for the video because it's not as easy to find the bits you want to reference in the video.
Highly enjoyable, mate. And I'm by no means a prog-fan.
One comment, though: O. Coleman's music was/is not as "happen stance" as some people take it to be, but I guess your point was how some people took it as happen stance and not a comment on Coleman's music as such.
agree that it is a great format. maybe i look in the wrong places but it is refreshing to see an enthusiastic critical engagement with music in an audio/visual form that amounts to so much more than the hagiographies or sounmdbites we get on tv.
Really liked this. Highly enjoyable and amazing how much work you put into it. Might I suggest that consider putting up an RSS feed or Democracy Player channel? Democracy handles flash video very nicely, allows saving and recommendations, and is easy to use. If you're not too concerned with driving traffic to your site its a great way of putting content out.
I like the way that although it LOOKS like an arts documentary, the narrative structure proceeds in an ambling "do what the fuck I want" style of a lengthy blog post (hence the detour mid-list, apropos of Burial's trumpet atmospherics, into mutant horn music complete with dancing, or into the silly/inspired interview with Xylitol...!). Even people who have no interest in the actual contents I have shown this to love it.