You could do either of those vids with a fairly dull razor and still have it look legit....no?
Yes, I think you're right, and FWIW I'd be especially surprised if the movie was shot with a sharp razor. But it doesn't matter to me. As I tried to explain, the clips are for me an appealing and memorable illustration of important concepts - hover the blade at skin level with no pressure, and shave the lather. The clips don't have to be unvarnished reality footage to be useful reminders, at least not for me, and I called them "tongue-in-cheek" intending to express that they should not be taken too seriously.You could do either of those vids with a fairly dull razor and still have it look legit....no?
For me this is the best answer. Every razor is different. Blade gap, balance, SE vs. DE, blade feel. I always default toward letting the razor do the work however I have shaved with a few that require something different. That is why I love shaving with different razors. I always learn something new. Usually though, letting the razor do the work is the right answer. If I'm not getting a good shave with that in mind the culprit is usually blade angle. When altering my angle doesn't work then I might try some very slight pressure...often with bad results.Depends on the razor and handle weight plus balance. For example I do (for the most part) when using my "195", Black Beauty and Big Fellow.