How Nature Documentaries are Fake: A Filmmaker’s Perspective

When you watch nature documentaries like the BBC’s famous Planet Earth series, do you take for granted that everything you’re seeing is 100% real? We wouldn’t blame you if you did, but as Simon Cade of DSLRguide explains in this video, you’d be wrong. While the amount of “manipulation” that takes place in the cutting room of a nature doc varies with the editor and how far the producer is willing to push the truth, the fact is: every nature documentary is edited to tell a story. This means fake sounds—because you can’t capture the rustling of animal legs through
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Critique-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 23

Audio has been a huge part of my career.  However, I have been involved in many aspects of production and post production over the years. I’ve also spent a good part of my life working professionally in live theatre.  In fact, I spent a good part of my early adulthood involved in theatre and in theatre workshop groups.  The first one that I joined, the Theatre Artists Workshop, located in Norwalk, CT, was a wonderful opportunity to learn how to properly present, showcase and critique works-in-progress.  In this setting I had a unique chance to
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