How Do You Feel About Documentaries?

Discussion in 'What's left to Talk About?' started by PsychoCid, Jan 6, 2018.

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3 hours of someone babbling about ancient history?

  1. Oh god yes

    31 vote(s)
    75.6%
  2. Oh god no

    3 vote(s)
    7.3%
  3. S'okay

    7 vote(s)
    17.1%
  1. PsychoCid

    PsychoCid Well-Known Member

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  2. PsychoCid

    PsychoCid Well-Known Member

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    peskypesky Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    there are TONS of great documentaries on Youtube












     
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  4. PsychoCid

    PsychoCid Well-Known Member

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    Pesky be reading my mind.

    I've been on a Randall Carlson and Graham Hancock kick!
     
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    peskypesky Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I'm actually thinking of trying to get into editing documentaries. I have 20 years experience editing advertising/corporate videos, but now that I've been laid off and have a severance paying me for a while...I'm going to see if there's a way I can get into docs. Won't be easy...the old Catch-22....nobody will hire you to edit documentaries unless you've edited documentaries....so I might see if i can do some on a free/volunteer basis. Or help an experience editor. Need to get my foot in the door somehow.
     
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    Right on dude. Yeah, do one or two really great job pro bono jobs, ideally in the markets you'd most like to work with, and make a case study out of it. Then use that to market yourself and build up reputation and value!
     
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    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    Docus are great and worthless and everything in between.
    It all depends on who made them and whether they have an axe to grind.
     
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    But which ones are good?
     
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    I love a good documentary.

    Working my way through Ken Burns' new Vietnam one these days. Hard to find that much time to devote to TV, but it's worth it.
     
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    Love em. Especially music or band ones. I'll even watch about bands I hate. In fact I'll even watch good ones about things I'm not interested in. History is important. Its horrible how ignorant most are about the past.
     
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    I like music docs, too. I recently watched Hired Guns which was pretty good. Check it out if you haven't seen it.
     
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    I like them for the most part if they aren't propaganda. Which is why I tend to prefer music based ones.
     
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    This was fascinating. Disturbing as well, especially if you recognize similarities in your own life or in those you have known.

     
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    If you enjoyed Gorillas In The Mist then you would more than likely really get into this Nat Geo 3-parter that is currently airing:

     
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    I watched about half of it and it reminded me of every band I've ever worked with. Haha.

    Did it twist from there??
     
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    I haven't seen Vietnam yet but if it matches his Baseball in quality it will be fantastic.
     
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    Some people here may know that I am an AFOL (Adult Fan Of LEGO) and make my living selling LEGO parts. While this may have limited appeal here, it at least has brevity as a virtue:

     
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