Noddies a thing of the past?
Posted 02 September 2007 - 08:15 AM
Of course, this also introduces the debate on good story telling and use of the medium. Some documentary film makers have used the jump cut and black frames to show their interview/time cuts. How far can you go alone this road in a news programme, especially since many news stories have little visual content other than "wallpaper" shots?
Posted 02 September 2007 - 04:11 PM
Simply because there were people caught out misusing their tools doesn't mean you ban the tools.
They are important tools, and should be used carefully. The issues that they should be looking at more closely instead have to do with bias & editorial 'spin'. These cause more harm than the use of noddies to edit the time frame.
Posted 02 September 2007 - 05:31 PM
Posted 03 September 2007 - 12:48 AM
Edited by James Steven Beverly, 03 September 2007 - 12:51 AM.
Posted 03 September 2007 - 04:53 PM
News should be no place for bullsh*t.
But you'll agree that simply banning an editing tool is not going to stop the BS.. In-fact its probably only going to breed more creative BSing.
Posted 04 September 2007 - 01:03 AM
I actually believe there should be federal laws that require networks to have a news hour that is exempt from ratings and network and governmental coercion. The Bill of Rights protects the freedom of the press from governmental censorship but not from multinational cooperation interference. I think this ban is meant more to send a message than as censorship of artistic license, the message being the news is nothing to be played with, manipulated or fabricated at ANY level, It should be treated as sacred and news casters are the preists of that religion. I actually wish there where more stringent rules for integrity in hard news reporting here in the US because I feel it is our greatest defense against tyranny. At least your government is saying something about media manipulation of the public on some small level and I think THAT is important.
Edited by James Steven Beverly, 04 September 2007 - 01:07 AM.