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Radiation: Spencer Stoner: going with the flow of slow TV

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  • Geoff Lealand,

    Probably watched five or more hours of this mesmerising adventure. There were moments when I wanted to see more of the occasional encounters with human occupation eg to pock around or see inside the cluster of deserted buildings on Campbell Island,

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2557 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Speaking of 'slow TV' - It is worth doing a 7-day free trial on Amazon-Prime TV just to watch Tales from the Loop (8 episodes)

    based on the Norman Rockwell meets Space Junk art of Simon Stålenhag
    with a Wes Anderson meets Ray Bradbury sensibility.
    Music by Philip Glass and Paul Leonard-Morgan!

    Picking up the pace a bit The Expanse and Good Omens are good fun too...

    Indulging my 'Report on Probability A' fetish I keep this live cam in Venice on.

    ...and often watch some of the great walking and train trip videos available on You Tube as well - walking around Tokyo, Venice, New York, etc... with the stereo soundtrack it is almost augmented reality...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7939 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Speaking of ‘slow TV’ – It is worth doing a 7-day free trial on Amazon-Prime TV just to watch Tales from the Loop (8 episodes)

    We watched the first one the other night. It's freaky!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22817 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie,

    As a former film and TV editor, I have problems watching hours of what appears to be rushes from a cameraman who forgot to repo or change the shot size. Ever. The lack of pacing or rhythm does my head in, so I'm afraid it's really not my thing. Mind you, I don't enjoy cricket either.

    This is NO reflection on the production under discussion and is based solely on my watching a little bit of some endless train journey. Once.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1434 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Alfie,

    As a former film and TV editor, I have problems watching hours of what appears to be rushes from a cameraman who forgot to repo or change the shot size.

    It’s a different kind of production and the fixed camera is part of it. I’m fascinated by the way sound is so important. There are no voices, so the field sound is a big part of things.

    This one does have a wider variety of shots than Going South though, and a lot of it’s more conventional nature doc than just fixed cameras. There's just no commentary.

    I just found out that they had they finish post-production from their respective homes under lockdown, which is pretty wild.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22817 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    What was the most extraordinary thing you saw?
    One really surreal moment was …. was when we arrived in Cape Adare and it was the middle of the night, but it was summer, so you’ve got this beautiful pastel pink light and everywhere you look you’re surrounded by Adele penguins and they’re running around chasing each other, dolphining through the water and riding icebergs and it’s a bit like showing up in Times Square, but you’ve got these crazy mountains and this pink light. It’s the closest I’ve ever felt to landing on an alien planet.

    That would be surreal and alien – all those singing Adele penguins!
    Even that many Adélie penguins would be strange…
    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7939 posts Report Reply

  • Idiot Savant,

    I'll second Tales From The Loop as slow TV. The quality of the stories is mixed - some are definitely better than others, and with some it feels like they're straining to find a story to wrap around one of those beautiful pictures. But its definitely worth watching.

    Palmerston North • Since Nov 2006 • 1716 posts Report Reply

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