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Speck Tater

(10,618 posts)
2. Even a disaster needs to be punched up with SFX and dramatic music
Sun Jul 1, 2012, 04:08 PM
Jul 2012

It's just not "real" enough to impress to the public if it's not turned into some kind of cinematic spectacle.


(18,795 posts)
3. I doubt it is to "impress" the public. They probably have seen enough.
Sun Jul 1, 2012, 06:02 PM
Jul 2012

It is a good match of visuals and music that one person wanted to make for educational viewing.

"This is presented non-commercially as a dramatic and entertaining, yet respectful educational document in view of the fact that such an event is one that involved great loss for too many, but yet is one that we all have some shared curiosity in seeing. I hope that my use of the word "entertainment" will be seen as delicately as I intended it."


(62,297 posts)
5. The music choice was tasteful.
Mon Jul 2, 2012, 11:41 PM
Jul 2012

It would've been far more dramatic if they voiced over it with all the interviews of people freaking out and panicking and whatnot.

Nature's brilliance can be appreciated best with a nice bit of ambiance. That's all they added to the video.


Speck Tater

(10,618 posts)
6. Yes, I agree. It was perfect music for the video.
Tue Jul 3, 2012, 12:58 AM
Jul 2012

I'm just a bit cynical about the need to wrap soundtrack music around reality to make it more palatable to a generation raised on TV. It just doesn't seem real unless it has a dramatic soundtrack.

I'm NOT criticizing the choice of music at all. I love a good soundtrack, and I'm a big fan of movie music. Maybe life itself DOES need a soundtrack to make it more real. Heaven knows nobody wants to come face to face with real reality any more. I go out for a walk every day on a beautiful hiking path through a wooded park along a rushing river with birds chirping in the trees and salmon splashing in the river, and the joggers that I see there are all plugged in to their personal soundtracks for life. Everyone I pass is jacked in with earplugs or even bulky headphones. Bare reality just doesn't cut it any more. Who wants to hear the birds when you can listen to the soundtrack?

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