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Manufacturing Authenticity

by Paddy Bird on
April 15, 2021

There are numerous genres within our art form that require us to create a very specific feeling for our audience. This feeling is not only essential in reality TV and observational docs, but also news and many forms of drama. What is this feeling? Authenticity…

Across this broad range of genres, we often need to make the audience feel that what they are watching is real, is happening right now, and immediately pulls them deep into our narrative. And of course, like anything in high-end editing, there’s a specific mindset and set of techniques that are required.

On this week's show, as an intro to this month's live Actuality Bootcamp on the 24th of April, I’m gonna talk about the philosophy and psychology of this complex and mysterious part of our art form.

Tracks Featured in This Episode from Universal Production Music

Track 1: Fresh Air

Composer: Xavier Edmunds
Publisher: Chappell Recorded Music Library Ltd
Album: Late Night Sessions
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Track 2: Flava Funk

Composer: Bob Haynes,Max Beard
Publisher: Chappell Recorded Music Library Ltd
Album: Late Night Sessions
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Track 3: Roll With It

Composer: Xavier Edmunds
Publisher: Chappell Recorded Music Library Ltd
Album: Late Night Sessions
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Track 4: Kerb Ball

Composer: Xavier Edmunds
Publisher: Chappell Recorded Music Library Ltd
Album: Late Night Sessions
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