Friday, October 03, 2008
"Sing For Change" Not Homemade
WERC reports that " Hollywood bigwigs helped produce the video of a group of kids singing original music about their 'Dear Leader' Obama."
The "Sing For Change" About Us homepage admits the following:
Production wizards got wind of the project and offered their help in recording it. The likes of Jeff Zucker, Holly Schiffer, Peter Rosenfeld, Darin Moran, Jean Martin, Andy Blumenthal, and Nick Phoenix rearranged schedules to participate. Holly Schiffer was able to get three High Definition cameras (Panasonic HVX250’s), and an AVID editing facility. When Jeff Zucker went to pick up the camera package, Ted Schilowitz happened to be there and offered a RED camera set up on a SteadiCam.
Jeff Zucker's been accused of plenty of things during his tenure at NBC Universal.
But here's one thing he's not: the cameraman behind a pro-Barack Obama video made by a children's choir in Venice, Calif.
[Matt] Drudge pulled the item, but several blogs are still reporting that NBC U's Zucker was somehow involved with an obscure group of singing Venice kids.
For the record, NBC U has confirmed that their Zucker did not participate in the "Sing for Change" video.
Why would anyone believe NBC? Why?
Watch The Children of The Corn "Sing For Change" video.
Does it look like it was made by amateurs? Does it look like it was edited by amateurs? Do the children perform as amateurs, or as if they were rehearsed and rehearsed and rehearsed by professionals until they could effortlessly perform their tasks?
Does the choreography look amateur, or does it look professional? The children all move in perfect unison, arm and hand movement all orchestrated as if they've been rehearsed to death. Do the children perform as amateurs, or as professional actors? Watch how they interact with the camera. Children in amateur videos are not this well-trained.
Give me a break. The Children Of The Corn and their song for Obama is no amateur production, not by a long shot.
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