I feel the need to respond to Steven Weber's post titled, "Art with a Capitol 'F'" with a short film I made a few weeks ago, "Break-Up Sex":
Agreed, it's no "Wings" or, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" or even a "Time Code," but it was made with absolutely no money, a borrowed DV camera, borrowed mics and three people. Within a couple weeks of putting it up on Youtube, almost 700 people have seen it. That may be an insignificant amount for some Youtube users or TV actors used to getting millions of viewers from mini-series's based on already classic films (RE: The Shining) but I mostly put the film up for friends and family to see and my mother can't watch it 700 times so I'm happy to report that others, without my asking, have watched as well. If it wasn't for the availability of "mini-cams" and the platform used for "cats batting balls of yarn" I (and many others) wouldn't even think to put these projects together. Luckily, I'm able to express myself without having to find money to hire a crew or, pay festival submission fees. So, who are you to decide what is worthy of viewership? How could we regulate culture to fit your standards, Staff Sergeant Dennis Worcester from "Hamburger Hill"?
You were hilarious in your episode of "Party Down."