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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:27 AM

How to make a conspiracy documentary...

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Based on my research, to make a conspiracy film you need a male narrator who sounds like he has smoked quite a few cigarettes or swilled a few double scotch and rocks. Perhaps the rough gravelly voice suggests him smoking to calm his nerves because he knows something that will make your hair stand on end.

Next you need really grainy video footage, The grainier the better because then it is like a Rorhsach print -- you can see faces, guns, puffs of smoke or whatever scares you.

Third, you need dead people -- Vince Foster, Chandra Levy, William Bruce Pitzer, etc. They aren't alive to tell your narrator that he is making stuff up and he is wrong.

You DON'T need evidence of a conspiracy. Common rookie mistake. Just go with "there is no evidence available because they covered it up!" and "no one will tell the truth on camera because they are afraid of the conspirators." The lack of evidence is evidence of a conspiracy to cover it up; easy.

But the key ingredient in any conspiracy film is the music. Take your banjo, harpsicord, your Shoenhut toy piano, and your happy C chords and put them aside. You want synthesizers with a lot of air sounds and lots of echo, minor chords, and then you need some weird sounds that are semi-annoying -- water dripping, pneumatic brakes, cymbals and other metallic sounds, or the drone of insects.

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KurtNYC Jan 2013 OP
el_bryanto Jan 2013 #1
CBGLuthier Jan 2013 #2
KurtNYC Jan 2013 #3
CBGLuthier Jan 2013 #5
el_bryanto Jan 2013 #4
REP Jan 2013 #6

Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:29 AM

1. I don't know - you can get some creepy sounds out of a banjo.

The rest of this is solid advice though.

Bryant

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Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:32 AM

2. Is this a weekly feature?

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:42 AM

3. Gotta love GD!

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:47 AM

5. Why do we got to love GD?

because you can not come up with anything new to say in a week?

That's a weird leap of logic.

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Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:44 AM

4. Another important point - make sure that the perpetrators of your conspiracy are genuinely awful

Nothing helped the 9/11 truthers more than being able to accuse anybody who questioned their theories of trusting Bush and Rove.

Bryant

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Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:06 PM

6. Locking

This post, while awesome, does not fit the SoP of this Forum. It could be reposted in Creative Speculation.

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