Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Reel Change student takes on ABC
One of my Reel Change for Nonprofits students, attended a 911 truth commission conference in Valley Forge this weekend hoping to catch an interview with filmmakers behind the film 'Loose Change' as an exercise for class.
When he got there ABC news were there also to interview the filmmakers and later the network ran a short, selectively edited piece.
My student had filmed the entire interview and was annoyed with the way in which the ABC piece had slanted its coverage and so decided to post his version of the interview on youtube.
Upshot: he's had 15,000 views in 2 days -- in the non-profit realm 15,000 views counts as a viral hit.
Another nice tidbit: we had just had a class on film sound and seeing that ABC had a sound guy with field mixer Scott had asked if he could run a line from their field mixer to his camera -- so uncharacteristically for a youtube video -- this one has good audio!