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#1 Tim O'Connor

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 04:15 PM

On the commentary track (which I haven't finished, one of three commentary tracks
on this DVD) the director Michael Rotman says that he wouldn't like this to be called a
documentary.

Whatever you would call it, it's an entertaining look at the fans who camped out in shifts
for six weeks in 2002 to buy tickets for the "Attack of the Clones" Star Wars movie.

What is really a kick though is that it was shot with a PD-150, using the on-camera
microphone (the credits do mention some audio sweetening) and apparently no lights
or separate audio person and was edited on a maxxed-out home computer with
Final Cut Pro.

So, for everybody who's slugging it out with Mini-DV, wishing that they had more pixels
or bigger chips or could shoot in film, take heart in how spending a lot of time but
maybe not a lot of money can still result in a pretty good film (movie, video, DVD?)
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Posted 28 April 2007 - 02:35 PM

On the commentary track (which I haven't finished, one of three commentary tracks
on this DVD) the director Michael Rotman says that he wouldn't like this to be called a
documentary.


PBS/Frontline is giving the genre a bad name.
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#3 Tim O'Connor

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 10:10 AM

PBS/Frontline is giving the genre a bad name.


I wonder if also a different name or connotation. The term documentary
seemed to mean that a fair length of time was spent documenting something
and now it seems that there are documentaries that are really something else,
essays perhaps.

Of course, a documentary like Ken Burns Civil War series deserves the
description because of its scope but otherwise it seems that a documentary
used to be the term for a film culled from lots and lots of footage shot in
an environement or environments in which over a period
of time, with the camera present or not, the truth revealed itself.
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