I mentioned this documentary in class the other day, but after watching it again I wanted to post it, not only because it is relevant to what we were talking about in class, but also because it is just a really good documentary. I realize its longer than our usual posts, but if you have some time and want to watch a good doc, check it out.
The producer really got creative with a lot of different parts of this movie. For example with the titles, I love the way he used colored labels and tape in a stop motion way to make it more interesting. Another good example is when he begins talking about when he was born, he takes home photos and puts them together into sort of a collage, mixed with archival footage, then an animation of how the internet works. For me this is inspiring because it reminds me that not every second of a video has to be just things I shot, I can mix it up, get artsy with it, and still produce a documentary style piece.
This film brings up a lot of great points about copyright issues and what is fair use. Its crazy how expensive it is to be able to use even tiny bits of songs. And I was blown away by some of the lawsuits people are having to deal with. It really makes me want to cut up a bunch of Disney video and make something funny out of it.