- Reaction score
- Trophy Points
Personally, I think it's more a case of whether our work is likely to get seen. I see many new releases going by with very little attention and it's sad. I want those editors to feel the encouragement I have. I'd watch some of them myself but I have a constant battle with the clock XD
That's not the only issue. The other issue is popularity of the source material and the rules. There are tons of edits I'd like to see, but I have no interest in owning the source material and paying money just to watch a fanedit. I only purchase films I intend on watching more than once. I just cant spare the $ and I'm probably not the only one. And I feel like purchasing second hand doesnt count, because that in no way supports the original artists lol. (but it's the cheapest option)
Which automatically means that if people take the rules seriously, more obscure edits wont be watched often. In fact even some more popular stuff wont be watched often. I did my TDK edit after the massive interest in TDKR but it didnt even get nearly the same amount of requests. Probably because people think the original is good enough, or they already found an edit they deemed *their definitive version*. Also my Interstellar edit was barely seen by anyone, which had to do with timing. Mine came two months after a terrific interstellar fanedit was released.
I didnt mind, though because I edit for myself first and foremost. I just share in case someone shares my personal taste.
you'll always have underappreciated gems, that's just the way it is. I dont see a way to fix that, tbh.