The Halo Movie Conundrum

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The Halo Movie Conundrum

Over at HBO, Louis Wu has put up a long piece on how the Halo movie scene has expanded into something much too large to handle. He's way too nice to say it, but the gist of it is this: you're burying him under a mountain of crap, and he's got a bit of advice that he hopes just might improve the quality of the average released Halo movie:

Just because you CAN make a Halo movie, doesn't mean you SHOULD. Take your time, get the footage right.

As usual, Wu is spot-on here. My own instinct is that the problem is at least partially technical. Right now, because HBO is such a touchstone for the community, movie makers and other sites put the touch on Wu to promote their videos; but because he cares about his audience and has limited resources, he can't promote every video. This means he has to substitute his judgment for yours, and actually watch many, if not all, of the videos in question before deciding whether or not to post it. And because HBO is so popular, mention on HBO is practically the definition of "release" regardless of where a movie is hosted.

If there was an automated system for hosting that didn't place the burden all on one server or network-- something like BitTorrent-- that also incorporated some kind of feedback/moderation system-- perhaps these issues would sort themselves out, as "good" content would rise to the top on ratings from the community, saving the time of site administrators who no longer have to view all the videos, and even novice movie makers would still be able to release and get feedback. Just a thought.

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Halo Movie
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