Originally Posted by ErLupo
I can see why he would think I was cheesy. However, since it was my first attempt at timing and composition of a scored clip, I was hoping for a better breakdown of the clip.
I see that you want a critique. I don't think it's cheesy and kitsch isn't exactly cheesy. That's a poor definiton of kitsch. The actual definition is below.
Considering you are doiing Basketball I'm not certain how much leeway you have, I mean it's not like you are making it look like "Gone with the Wind"
Anyway my take is that it tends to blast you with a clip and then BLACK and then a clip and then BLACK so it's a bit too high impact. I think a fast fade would have been better. The jump between clips is too sudden.
I think it will look good with some tweaks and not as much WHITE on BLACK because it's like the video is screaming at you. I think longer clips with less switching would be better and more warm colors with less IMPACT.
Also a Big event should be put in there just running around the court is what they do. I'd highlight a Great shot like a basketball spinning on the rim and then breakaway so that you are left wondering and then say something clever and then show the shot going in. The audience cheering at that time amped up a bit would help as well.
I think as far as the timing it looks good except as I mentioned above.
The end credits look good, but you could try something different and see how it plays.
Anyway I'm hardly a professional critic.
Kitsch (English pronunciation: /ˈkɪtʃ/, loanword from German) is a form of art that is considered an inferior, tasteless copy of an extant style of art or a worthless imitation of art of recognized value. The concept is associated with the deliberate use of elements that may be thought of as cultural icons while making cheap mass-produced objects that are unoriginal. Kitsch also refers to the types of art that are aesthetically deficient (whether or not being sentimental, glamorous, theatrical, or creative) and that make creative gestures which merely imitate the superficial appearances of art through repeated conventions and formulae. Excessive sentimentality often is associated with the term.
The contemporary definition of kitsch is considered derogatory, denoting works executed to pander to popular demand alone and purely for commercial purposes rather than works created as self-expression by an artist. The term is generally reserved for unsubstantial and gaudy works that are calculated to have popular appeal and are considered pretentious and shallow rather than genuine artistic efforts.