5.30.2008

Captive release

I've been sitting on this one for a while. I produced a music video from two different performances of the Boulder/Denver-based band Paper Bird. I was done with it about four weeks ago, but because the story isn't going to run until June 6, I haven't been able to share it. This is even a bit premature I'm sure.

It was a lot of fun but hard work to produce with one camera and the wrong audio equipment. I won't go into a ditch about all that. My only concern is that where do newspapers –soon to just be news outlets mind you– draw the line on the type of content they produce. I was asked to do a video of the performance by my editor, but this is basically a promotional video for the band. (Disclosure: I've fallen prey to their sound which is nothing like what I normally listen to. If you have the chance to see them live GO! They are great.)

So I ask, where is the line? In this constant push to remain viable and the convergence of the world in bits and bytes have those walls come down? Do viewers care or pay attention to that notion of watchdog and objectivity? Or does that depend on the age of the viewer? Lots of things to iron out. In the meantime let me know what you think of my chances of working for Spike Jonze.

1 comment:

Christopher Lawson said...

Dig the production--good mix of stills and video. Not sure what issues you had with the audio, but it sounds pretty nice to my ears. I, too, am now a fan of Paper Bird. Good looking women, hip fellas and a ton of talent is clearly the right mix. Glad you're having fun in the land of the Scots.