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Re: Another Condition For Documentary Participation

From: Eleanor White <eleanor.nul>
Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2007 16:48:01 -0400
Archived: Tue, 04 Sep 2007 07:51:23 -0400
Subject: Re: Another Condition For Documentary Participation

>From: Paul Kimball <TheRobieShark.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2007 21:17:46 EDT
>Subject: Re: Another Condition For Documentary Participation


>You're probably right, but why would we do it? I'm in business,
>Ms. White, as are all other producers. At the end of the day,
>you're asking us to not just do something for free,

Actually what I would really like is to create UFO productions
where the goal is what will benefit the credibility of the

That hasn't been done to date, or I wouldn't even have brought
the topic up.

James Burke's Connections series is a great model. Why not
emulate it, and then you won't have to deal with criticisms and
requests for pro bono work?


>>I suggest that because _you_ like it is _not_ a reason to use
>>it. Do what's best for bringing the field of ufology into the
>>mainstream, and don't indulge your personal liking!

>Umm... isn't that what you're doing to Ms. Rainey right here?
>Indulging in what you think is appropriate.

No, Stuart. To date, the UFO production field has been entirely
slanted in a direction which weakens, not strengthens, the
credibility of the field, even though there has been _abundant_
quality evidence available.

One really simple way to start to do that is to drop the 'limbo
lighting' and similar production techniques.

Another simple way, which would not only enhance credibilty but
actually enhance _viewer_interest_ in the field, would be to
solicit the best evidence cases. The physical trace cases, radar
tapes and such.

Less "human interest", and more _evidence_ which doesn't rely on
human recall.

Another simple way would be, if you must have skeptics giving
nonsensical opinions, at least give a ufologist the last word.
Something I've never seen, (though admittedly, I haven't watched
every TV production about UFOs.)

So far, notice I haven't said turn editing over to UFO
researchers, though I do believe you would have a _better_
finished product if you tried that. A producer is still needed,
no matter how much say is allowed participating researchers. You
would never be in danger of being put out of work.

I'm asking producers to create productions which enhance, and
not weaken, the well-deserved, and critically important
credibility of the field of UFO investigation. That's not the
same as some personal 'liking' of style, as I'm asking Carol to
set aside for the benefit of the field.

Eleanor White

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