There’s no doubt some of these are REAL directors. The director logo, however, raises the bar somewhat in terms of expectations. I expect these are people who have something to say or at the very least have a basic understanding of how to shoot video.
The guy on the right, does a few thing wrong (no pun intended). His composition is off – his head exits the frame. The exposure is so-so. Worst of all, as he was moving (not obvious on the screen cap), his shadow was moving on the background as well. He should’ve left more space between him and the background, or even better, used a background light.
At the same time, I don’t think it’s that hard to keep your head in the frame. Learning about four-point lighting isn’t that hard either.