The Revolution Will Be Televised
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
7:30pm - All Ages
Whetstone Branch Columbus Metropolitan Library (map)
3909 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43214
Tuesday, October 10
This workshop is free.
The Revolution Will Be Televised: New Techniques and Technologies in Political Documentary Filmmaking
With the proliferation of handheld camcorders and cellular video, traditional news networks and online outlets are increasingly relying on first-person perspective in reporting. From Egypt to Wisconsin, our understanding of world events is shaped by average citizens armed, not with guns, but with cameras. Citizen journalism is everywhere. But who should you trust — and why?
This interactive workshop will teach you to distinguish fact from fiction in political reporting, including the camera tricks often used to make a civil protest look like an unruly mob or hundreds look like thousands. Participants will also learn about the history of election protection from documentary volunteers in central Ohio and just how critical citizen journalism has become in ensuring the transparency and integrity of the democratic process.