Blogs by Bent Myggen about media production & human beings.

Separated

Separated

I met with someone in person recently. My partner, Linda and I were meeting with a friend of hers to help us choose colors for our walls. I noticed how difficult it was to actually meet someone when you can’t see their facial expression.  You also stand further apart...

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The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life

I imagine: A man after dying meets God and asks: Can you tell me now what was the meaning of my life?God looks puzzled for a moment, then says: That was my question to you.What was the meaning of your life? To the best of my knowledge: Life is an opportunity for a...

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What makes a good video?

What makes a good video?

The Power is yours. Video, film, moving images along with sound is a formidable way to communicate, and actually more powerful than most people think.  Consider this: For at least a hundred thousand years our human brains have learned to trust our eyes and ears to...

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Interview Techniques

Interview Techniques

Unless you are working with a professional actor it is - in our experience - better to conduct an interview with someone, rather than having them read from a prepared statement.  Someone who is comfortable and speaks from the heart is vastly more believable, so how do...

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Mic Techniques

Mic Techniques

What microphones to use on shoots. Most spokespersons you see on TV wear a lavelier-mic.  You see it in the shot and its OK because it is an accepted part of their image.  (What is odd is that the mic is often pointing down, or sideways - go figure.) But when it comes...

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