It is emotionally difficult to critique other peoples video's because I appreciate the trouble and commitment that goes into making even the most basic productions. I felt an urge to make comment with the best intentions at heart.
I thought that the film had no purpose other than to present an account of a 'Weekend in dartmoor' which I suppose it said on the label! I felt that there was no flow or direction to the film. For example, no cars arriving, kids spilling out and running around. Equally, at the end, there was no departure to the film, not even any credits! In short - there was no story!
I also thought that the 'less is more' policy should have been used. Some shots could have been cut away with another perspective introduced and then back to the original shot again. this would have maintained viewer interest.
There were other minor niggles but the most obvious flaw, and a lesson to all of us I suppose, is that there was no shooting plan or script apparent or, if there was, it wasn't used!!! I think the film was made up of footage that just happened to have been shot and it was a case of "righty ho then - let's see what we ended up with!" This may seem unfair to say but this is what it looks like. It's almost as if the decision to produce the film was made after everyone got home. Oh yes, and about the choice of music..............
On a positive, I agree with the last comment about the family feel - it was a cosy film and the colours were pleasant enough. It is always a pleasure to see families getting on together and kids having a great time!
I apologise in advance to Marc for my blunt remarks about his film but this is the purpose of this part of the forum. Criticism can go both ways and I will probably rave about some of his other work but, as I said, I am not setting myself up as an expert but merely as a viewer!