Sunday, March 11, 2007

Year Flumdoo

Busy week in terms of work. Getting there, just need to work a little more on some of the cinematic moments to make them good and cinematic. I'd picked up some ideas from my brother watching documentaries from the extended editions of the Lord Of The Rings films, also the Zoom H4 has been proving a very handy thing to have around.

I was most amused over the weekend by the announcement of the "Oddest Titles" shortlist by The Bookseller magazine; surely a competition for the bleeding edge of fringe publishing. Last year the winner was "The People Who Don't Know They're Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What To Do About It."

This year, the shortlist includes:
"How Green Were the Nazis?: Nature, Environment and Nation in the Third Reich,"

"The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification,"

and the uplifting "Better Never To Have Been: The Harm of Coming Into Existence" (I think I'll wait for the paperback of that one).

I'm not quite sure if any of them beat my favourite Channel 5 documentary title so far ("Sleepwalkers Who Kill" which has to be an example of giving a documentary a title which means it doesn't need further information in listings magazines to find out the topic).

So, tomorrow will be a touch of help set-building to prepare for the next Biggar Youth Theatre Workshop production "The Pied-Piper" (which I'd done some additional sound effects for, and will likely be running sound for the rehearsals and performances next week), then back to Bernice to polish effects and add music.

1 comment:

Slotbun said...

Started on the Izzard quotes then?