Documentary maker’s race against time to create melodrama with shaky camera work

A documentary film maker has just 24 hours to impose an arbitrary deadline on his programme – or he could risk losing everything, including his licence to make a fortune making badly researched, ill-judged programmes for his mate who happens to be a commissioning editor at Channel 4.

But first, he will have to shoot endless scenes of shaky camera footage, the next best thing to action in the absence of genuine action shots. But there’s a problem. The cameraman is exhausted, and says his arms have got cramp. It looks like he can’t shake his camera through another scene. To heighten the tension, we won’t find out what happens until after the break.

‘When Extreme Documentaries Go Bad’ is to be aired in Spring and will be sponsored by Shake ’n’ Vac.

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Posted: Apr 5th, 2011 by

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