DoctorMafune wrote:I don't think she was saying that.
Why not give her a chance to answer one question (however rhetorical), before piling on more, based on some very negative assumptions?
Pardon my long winded way of asking her to clarify, because I didn't really know what was she getting at. Vague mottos are funny like that.
FWIW, even if her husband has a hard time taking criticism (as posters who saw his YouTube response are claiming), I do agree that criticism from people who have themselves struggled to create something comparably challenging is often more valuable than criticism from people who haven't.
Valuable in that they can provide more specific advice, yes. But an informed person (like a film student, IE myself) will more then likely give the same basic criticism on the films technical aspects as someone who has produced a lot of material in comparison (like, say DaiKamonohashi or Chris55). General stuff like continuity, cutting on action, 180 degree rule, etc.
The latter has its value, too... especially when it's respectful and does take the challenges involved, into account. But all too often, it isn't respectful... it's just exaggeratedly negative and mean-spirited.
There's very little motivation to provide legitimate advice when the creator has a reputation for not giving a shit and being just as mean-spirited towards people who do provide that good criticism. A person takes the time to watch your creation, takes the time to formulate some advice for you to improve and the artist tells you you aren't good enough to help him. What the hell, man? Why would I bother trying to help someone who doesn't feel he needs it?
If DaiKamonohashi for example made some sort of ambitious production, I would gladly write essays for that dude because I know he's an upstanding guy who would be both appreciative and consider what I had to say, regardless of whether or not he thought I had any business telling him how to be better.
Basically, reputation counts.