When our friends at Ride BMX released word about the new NORA CUP for “web video part”, it sparked a discussion within the OTX office regarding the difference between web “videos”, web “edits”, web “video parts”, promos, what should be considered what and if there’s even a difference at all. I’ve seen lots of opinions regarding BMX on the web over the years, so I figured this would be a fun topic to delve into.
With that said, I hit up a handful of riders, videographers and industry folk to ask them the following:
In your opinion…
Is there a difference between a “web video” and a “web edit”? If so, describe how the terminology differs?
Should something labeled “web video part” be part of a full video, or can it be a standalone thing?
If a rider releases a new solo 2 minute (or so) collection of kick ass footage online, you would classify this as a…?
If someone releases a “one night at House park with the homies” thing, you would classify this as a…?
If a full length video that’s been in the works for 2 years, has proper art direction and production value is released FREE online, is it considered a “web video” or just a “video”?
What would you describe Fiend’s “FIENDING” as?
Does a projects method of distribution (physical DVD or online) affect your opinion?
Can product promos that feature great riding mixed with product info and images also be considered web edit/video/parts? Or are they just “promos”?
Click below to see what Ryan Fudger, Will Stroud, Mark Burnett, Darryl Tocco, Dakota Roche, Charlie Crumlish, Ty Morrow, Jake Seeley, Francis Castro, Mike Mastroni and Ryan Navazio had to say. Throughout the peice, new designations pop up, opinions differ and uncertainty lingers among some. Pretty interesting.