Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/09/22

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Documentary work
From: bd at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Fri Sep 22 08:00:08 2006

Tina has this one pegged! And frankly, one has pretty much always had to do
commercial work of one sort or another to support documentary work. Still
documentary work and t.v./film/video work - particularly for hire - are
different animals. In fact, I'd go so far as to suggest that the work for
corporations and social service clients - as glorious and Emmy worthy as I'm
sure it is - is PR work, not true documentary work, in that it is work for
hire produced to tell a story that a client wants told to promote the agenda
of that client.

On 9/22/06 10:07 AM, "Lawrence Zeitlin" <> wrote:

> On Sep 21, 2006, at 10:47 PM, wrote:
>>> My fine art buddy is taking on some documentary jobs to pay the
>>> bills.
>>> Scott
>> What!  Please let me know how this is possible.  I take on commercial
>> jobs to be able to afford to do documentary work.  Who is paying for
>> documentary photography these days!!
>> Tina
> Tina, Ted
> Documentary work lives - but it's all on video. Someone has to fill
> up that "vast wasteland."
> My daughter recently did three hours of broadcast video on the Yale
> University Tricentennial anniversary. She also did a history of
> submarines from Bushnell's "Turtle" to the atomic powered Nautilus
> for the Electric Boat Company. She gets constant requests from her
> gainful employment as a TV writer/producer to do freelance
> documentary work for medical and social services clients. So far she
> has been nominated for 5 Emmys and has won two International TV
> awards for her social service spots, a feat that makes her parents
> very proud. All that expensive education wasn't wasted. Now if she
> would only call and visit more often - -
> Larry Z
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Replies: Reply from scott at (Scott McLoughlin) ([Leica] Re: Documentary work)
In reply to: Message from lrzeitlin at (Lawrence Zeitlin) ([Leica] Re: Documentary work)