Real Talkies

Real Talkies

Every cut is a lie. It’s never that way. Those two shots were never next to each other in time that way. But you’re telling a lie in order to tell the truth. –Wolf Koenig.

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Every cut is a lie. It’s never that way. Those two shots were never next to each other in time that way. But you’re telling a lie in order to tell the truth. –Wolf Koenig.

Fiction films are make believe, there is no doubt about that. But documentaries, what are they? Are they real, artistic depiction of reality (fiction films do that) or is it an interpretation of reality.Documentaries have existed from the beginning of cinema –  the first things captured in film was life as it happens – people walking, laughing, talking, dancing etc. For me, When life is full of unpredictable possibilities and wonderful characters, why cook up stories. I see the world of documentaries as a magical realm of discussing the real through a manipulated sequence of visuals and sound bytes.

This blog is a journey about documentary films that I come across and how they intersect with life. This intersection will feature a variety of subjects including current affairs, special events, significant dates, memories, film festivals, rendezvous with people of significance, etc.

Also,  I will try to chronicle the fascinating process of making my  documentaries. As it evolves from inception to the celluloid, I will post production stills, character bios, sneak peaks etc etc

Enjoy!

 

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Hello Chithra! It was a pleasure meeting you the other evening. I am intrigued and inspired by your work. As I mentioned, we are in the process of doing a redesign for Legacy International’s Global Youth Village (www.globalyouthvillage.org). It has been a interesting process. Media is so integral to our demographic for our international summer program. We were inspired by the video from the Seeds of Peace program, http://www.seedsofpeace.org and are considering doing something that is as exciting as that one is. The video is on the homepage so feel free to take a look and let me know what you think. Let’s keep in touch!
Innocentia
iafa @ legacyintl.org

Innocentia Afa

October 18, 2012

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