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Bolder75 met Renze Klamer - Fajah Lourens - Jan Slagter - Foppe de Haan - Otto de Bruijne - VBG Bethel Drachten

#Bolder75

I can’t tell you how much fun I had, yesterday evening. I had the opportunity to direct Bolder75, the talkshow event of VBG Bethel, Drachten. The event was hosted by Renze Klamer and included a interviews of Fajah Lourens, Foppe de Haan, Jan Slagter and Otto de Bruijne.

I wanted to include the full video in this post. But as it turns out… that’s not allowed. Which makes this website your next stop (watch the February 3rd interview, it’s Dutch only).

Bolder 75

Last year, I had the privilege of being director of talkshow-event Bolder 75. It’s a talkshow-in-a-church (yep, that’s possible), with a live audience of about 1500 people. I never directed anything close to being a talkshow (and the camerateam never did anything like it either), which made Bolder 75 a new and unique experience for the entire team.

Everything was new, we didn’t know the interviewer (each show had its own host), had to find out where to position the camera’s (how do you film/direct a talkshow anyway) and didn’t know what to expect. But the results were great. Even better, last year we had four Bolder 75 events. This year, there are five.

Today, I read a blog of Renze Klamer, who’ll host all upcoming events. He included a great trailer video of Bolder 75, which I’d like to share with you (see video above). Also, you can watch all full episodes of ‘season one’ here. Renze mentioned he sees it as an honor of being host and looks forward to the events… That makes two of us.

6 seconds

A while ago, I read an interesting article. I don’t know if it’s true, but I learned that the angle/shot of a typical tv production changes once every six seconds (on average). This includes parts where the cut is really fast (1-2 seconds) and parts where it takes much longer (10-12 seconds).

I know this ‘6 seconds rule’ isn’t a law and the speed of a broadcast depends on the speed of the program. Nonetheless, I sometimes try to stimulate the team and myself to move faster by urging them (and myself) to reach this arbitrary goal of six seconds per shot/angle on average. Most often Always, we fail doing so (in our defense, sometimes we get really close). But with this video (above), I think we might reach our ‘goal’. Let’s see…

Duration: 225 seconds / Number of shots: 30

So, 225 divided by 30 equals… ehm… let’s see… 7,5. Aargh… I guess we have to try again next year…

UPDATE: It turns out we did reach the ‘goal’ of 6 seconds per shot/angle, but not with this clip. Instead, it’s this video, which has a duration of 187 seconds and has 32 cuts. This is an average of 5,8 seconds per shot. Wow!

Look for the differences… part two

Let’s do another one. Look for the differences between this video and this video (start the second video at 11.29 min). The intro of the first clip feels much faster, which prompted me to count the number of shots. Surprisingly, both clips have six shots before Heine starts to sing. For those interested, the first video has 32 shots while the second video ‘only’ has 28. For me, there’s a clear winner. Which video do you think is the best?