What is Negative Feedback?
Negative Feedback all started as concept nearly two years ago now. I picked up my first film camera off of eBay (Canon TLb) for a crazily low price, and tried to figure it all out from my relatively large understanding of digital photography. Although I completely understood the premise of how light and exposing frames worked, there’s way more to shooting film than just being able to read the built in light meter. I found that slowly over time I was learning a bunch more from some great guys on YouTube, and mostly from my very talented friends who shot film.
Although there are some great resources on YouTube, there weren’t many people who were as relatable – mainly being no one being a similar age to myself. You could find great lectures and informational videos from some incredibly knowledgable guys, but not as much young people going out and having fun, especially making the videos look really nice.
One day the name came to me in a strange random thought, and by some crazy luck, the web domain was free, and thus Negative Feedback was born. I mean it wasn’t really born as we know it now, it was initially a medium publication that no one knew about, where I was simply reviewing film stocks in articles. It took about 6 months and a pilot episode that I wasn’t happy with the final product to manage to nail the concept and execution I was looking for. I mean I say nail, I’d like to think we’re getting better with every video we make, and negative feedback definitely hasn’t reached it’s peak thus far.
I say we, because as much as it may look sometimes that it’s just my face on some of the videos or social media, in reality it’s a complete team effort. This all would never be happening if it wasn’t for some incredibly talented friends who have majorly helped in the concepts and production of the channel as we know it.
I don’t know exactly where I’m going with this description, or even necessarily where Negative Feedback’s heading, but I do know we’re going in the right direction.