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Re: Another Condition For Documentary Participation

From: Brian Ally <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 11:58:18 -0400
Archived: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 15:47:05 -0400
Subject: Re: Another Condition For Documentary Participation


>From: Eleanor White <eleanor.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 18:32:52 -0400
>Subject: Another Condition For Documentary Participation

>UFO researchers might make it a condition of their interview
>that once all the interview footage is complete, the producer
>will allot a number of minutes of the final cut to that
>researcher.

>The _researcher_ will then perform his or her _own_ editing, to
>fill the minutes alloted. Permission to use the interview
>footage would be withdrawn if this is not honoured.

>I suggest that a producer who is genuinely trying to convey the
>truth should not find these conditions onerous.


Respectfully, you seem not to understand the business of
film/video production. In your scenario, said producer would be
literally giving up control of the video to the subject. I
cannot imagine any film producer doing such a thing (this is a
far cry from standard contractual obligations on the part of the
interviewer).

Yes, the goofy lighting and soundtracks are lame. And yes,
giving the skeptics (or, worse, the idiots in alien costume) the
last word is a drag. But your suggestion seems to me to be the
perfect way to not get one's phone calls returned.

And if any researcher chooses to edit their own interview then
they might as well produce their own video.


Brian



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