I’m interested in film. art, photography, etc. And so I tend to watch a ton of amateur stuff. The thing that I’ve found to be super important is story. It seems too many people want to be good filmmakers, but they ignore the story. They like their cool panning shots, shaky cam stuff, lighting, etc. But in that jumble they make unrealistic stories that no one connects to, or wants to connect to. Stories are what we connect to. We watch youtube videos with substandard quality, and enjoy it because it’s a good story that we can connect to or want to be part of.