it would seem to me that a judge might be hesitant to walk through his/her logic for public consumption. Whether right, wrong, or logically determined, there will always be folks finding fault. Not what the guidelines say, not my interpretation of the guidelines, etc. the judge's job being to find the best dog of the day... sometimes how they get there might be a mystery.
i had a gentleman i respect very much judge one of my runs from a video as part of a clinic. just after dinner Saturday night. it was a great exercise. i loved it because it was the one and only time i had the opportunity to argue with the judge about what we were seeing and the guidelines. participants loved it as well. wonderful opportunity. but it was also a closed environment where any and all questions could be asked and answered with lots of discussion and opportunity for mutual understanding and respect. Things often quickly lost in online discussion.
it takes a brave soul to put their run up for display which is why i will only post runs folks would be proud of. or my own i have pretty thick skin. but in these videos it isn't just the dog work and handling on display but also the handler's thoughts, feelings, goals, objectives... the handler is really putting him/herself out there.
i think they are a great idea and a tremendous learning opportunity but i also believe i need to tread carefully down this path.
all that said i'm happy for the positive and supportive response!