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Re: Another Condition For Documentary Participation

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 15:12:02 -0500
Archived: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 08:21:07 -0400
Subject: Re: Another Condition For Documentary Participation

>From: Brian Ally <ufoupdates.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 11:58:18 -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

>>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footage would be withdrawn if this is not honoured.

>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

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

Brian, you are entirely right. If well intentioned, Eleanor's
ideas are na=EFve, unrealistic, and unworkable in the real world
of television/film production.

If you're unhappy with the way you're portrayed, you can always
do what I have done: simply stop agreeing - except in the
exceedingly rare instance when you have good reason to trust
those with whom you're working - to appear on these shows. My
road-to-Damascus movement came after viewing myself on a prime-
 time network special on which a woman who claimed frequent
sexual intercourse with alien lizards was also featured

Fortunately, my ego does not require me to be on television. I
understand that other ufologists' egos may demand that their
visages and dazzling insights grace our TV screens as often as
called upon. That's their choice, and I respect it, but all I
ask is this:

Please don't bother the rest of us with your complaints about
the results. We know those results all too well by now.

Jerry Clark

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