I enjoy all manifestations of these initiatives, regardless of how clumsy they may be. The only thing that really bothers me is that, in Russia, many people simply do not see the point in producing good content, not because they do not want to, but because this is how it is all arranged here. In the 2000s, in the period of new financial opportunities in this field, certain people managed to occupy the key positions and keep holding onto them tightly to make sure everything runs in a groove. This produces the multiple clichés. There are very few people who are willing to take the risk.
We do not have any exact information on who and how consumes this content, what kind of people watch these videos, whether they buy something after watching them, or whether they discover new brands. Without these data, it is too scary to invest big money in such projects. Only luxury brands or, on the contrary, very small independent brands, doing anything to stand out, can afford this. I would not say that video production in our country lags far behind, but it feels like not enough attention is paid to this area. It seems like, in Russia, photo editorials are doing a better job at it, but this will not stay like this forever.
In this regard, our work with TSUM is very important as it demonstrates that some things are changing. A film editor once said to me:"You made this video for TSUM. Later, I edited a clip for a big company, and your video was among the references."