Well, I loved the "trailer", though it is longer than most. Will I want to see the entire piece when released? Here's why I ask. I'm presently engaged in making a semi feature length video (not about photography) and have been toying with the idea of making a trailer for it, certainly no longer than 2 minutes. Yet, I found this to be entirely engaging, possibly subjectively due to familiarity with the subject matter. Was it done slickly enough, like a Peter Lik video, so that I wasn't aware of the length? Anybody think it too long? Just wonderin'.
I found the trailer overly long and the music choices to be bombastic and inappropriate - at times it felt like I was watching a promo for some realty TV show like The Amazing Race. The Hokkaido doco viewable at his website (under 'Interviews') is excellent.
I did enjoy the video, but I think it's No Reservations meets Michael Kenna photo shoot. But it does show Mr. Kenna soaking up the local culture which is a part of his art. He's not just a documentarian.
“We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness.
We are monkeys with money and guns.”