What I wrote at Lib Dem Voice

November 18, 2006

New film: one way to revive local democracy

How do you make local government, and, specifically, reform of local government finance interesting? To be honest, I don’t know.

But saying it to camera might help liven it up a little, I guess. Decide for yourselves:

Text-only version here.


Jock Coats said...
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Jock Coats said...

I especially liked the bit about how you would raise your revenue. Have you told ALDC?


Jonathan Wallace said...

Some technical advice based on my own experience of doing videos - avoid having a natural light source behind you when filming indoors. You end up coming out rather dark. Use the lighting to your advantage.

Secondly, putting the figures in the form of graphics (such as a pie chart) would have got the message over in a more interesting way.

3rdly, perhaps some cut away shots of some of the things the council pays for, such as parks with your doing a voiceover.

4thly, do you need to show so much of your bare chest!!!!?

Otherwise pretty good.

Iain Dale said...

I am very worried that I agreed with most of that... triangulation continues apace

Stephen Tall said...

Jonathan - thanks for the tips. You're right, but they take long enough to film as it is...

(As for my clothing - I was just off to the gym, and didn't think to change. Honest.)

Iain - triangulation? Nah, just liberalism. Still, I'm glad you're gettin in touch with that side of yourself.

David said...

Iain is struggling to spell --He meant strangulation as a technique