Sunday, October 06, 2013

Weekend Diversion: Jordan + Devon

Jordan + Devon from Crescent Bay Films on Vimeo.

The video above is a short film of the wedding of Jordan and Devon. I’m sharing it because every day ought to have a little love in it.

There are many short films like this, particularly on Vimeo, which seems to be the best place for them. Vimeo was “founded by a group of filmmakers who wanted to share their creative work and personal moments from their lives”, and now has millions of users. The videos are more professionally made than many of the ones on YouTube, and this particular one was made by a California company that makes wedding videos.

One of the best things about Vimeo, in my opinion, is that it doesn’t have the culture of negativity that YouTube has—comments on Vimeo seem to be more on point and far less inflammatory—actually, I’ve never seen a YouTube-style attack comment on Vimeo.

Of course, there are plenty of well-made videos on YouTube, too—though if it’s gay-themed in any way, I usually avoid the comments. If I see a link to a YouTube video, I’m never sure how good it will be. If I see a link to a Vimeo video, chances are it will be good. But that certainty can also be a bit intimidating for people who are still learning how to make videos.

In any case, I just liked this particular video, which I found through a link on social media. It’s a good example of the genre (if that’s the right word), and, besides: Every day ought have a little love in it.

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