Few are scandalized by the BBC adding sound effects to documentary footage, as it's somewhat obvious and the intent is to bring the viewer to a truth that might otherwise be obscured. A lot of other storytelling magic is at hand, though, not all of it so ostentatious. Simon Cade illustrates some of the techniques, among which editing is among the most powerful.
The upcoming documentary Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time looks pretty interesting if you (like me) are a fan of the late author. Filmmaker Robert Weide first approached Vonnegut in 1988 to propose the idea of a documentary, and they filmed on and off until Vonnegut's death in 2007. As a result, the movie not only… READ THE REST
Teletext was—is— a searchable text- and graphics-based information service cunningly broadcast over the television airwaves and accessible by televisions with appropriate decoders. Largely blown away by the world wide web and modern digital TV sets lacking the analog protocol, teletext is now mostly a locus of nostalgia and aesthetic irony in other media. But it,… READ THE REST
Vaughn Bodē was one of the coolest underground artists of the 1960s and 1970s, painting a joyous mix of sexuality, psychedelia and appropriated cartoon tropes. It would have been his 80th birthday this month, and director Nick Francis is preparing a documentary about his short life and long influence. In death, the self-proclaimed 'Cartoon Messiah'… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. With their unbridled enthusiasm and fresh look at the world, children are natural problem solvers. Their curiosity is one of their most endearing (and sometimes annoying) qualities, but that curiosity has… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Have you always wished you could be more productive? It's hard enough to find the hours in a day to accomplish everything we need to, but losing time to inefficiency and… READ THE REST