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reply to post by AboveTopSecret.com
Originally posted by AboveTopSecret.com
J. Douglas and Bonnie Star rushed to gather up their gear and subway tokens to follow-up on the UFO sightings over Manhattan. They encounter a variety
of opinions in the Chelsea section of Manhattan, and see what the people of Manhattan -- who are never at a loss for an opinion -- have to say about
the UFO sightings this week.
That being said, this first episode is a bit rushed as this event happened before our hosts and video team were totally geared up to begin production.
I know this has been a planned and forcasted project that has been in development, and I appreciate the initiative demonstrated by the Streetview team
to forgo the fact that production protocols, project outline objectives, and the special effects of graphics are still partially on the drawing
table/chalk board so to speak. I both recognize and acknowledge the perceived necessity to choose to act earlier rather than later due to the timing,
public interest, and attention this story has garnered in the past few days. I am personally gratefull that the Streetview team is willing and able
to do this, and have chosen to step up earlier than originally estimated in order to provide ATS members with first hand accounts and opinions of
those living in the area.
J. Douglas and Bonnie Star,
Thank you for choosing to be who it is you are, and choosing to do what it is you do. Anyone with 2 brain cells working can see this project has
If I may offer some constructive criticism and/or suggestions, I would like to share some thoughts that may be taken into consideration.
Firstly, thank you
I have only a few "negative" things to say/share. I think you are perhaps a little too close, and in their personal space,
and some people being interviewed were sending some nonverbal tells that they felt a little uncomfortable. I would suggest giving them at least
another six inches distance between you and them during interviews. If your elbows are at your side, and your forearm not extended, you might be too
close. Also, no matter what they are saying send more nonverbal cues that you are both receptive to, and accepting of what they are sharing, they may
open up more. you can do this by nodding a little more, and keeping a smile, or subtle smile. Thirdly do not position yourself sort of inbetween
them and the camera, try to stay a little more parallel with them from the perspective of the camera. To summerize my suggestions: 1- a little more
personal space, 2- Offer more nonverbal cues to show appreciation for their time and opinion, 3- remember camera angle = V. To end on a good note, I
liked the question you posed about the mind/brain allowing someone to actually consciously percieve what it is they were witnessing, but I'm not sure
that man understood exactly what it was you were asking. Good question, though. Plant that seed J. Douglas
Thank you as well for this, I like it and appreciate the effort
I liked your demeanor and style, you smile and nod which is welcoming. 1-
Maybe a little closer to the interviewees, your arm during some of the interviews is almost parallel with the ground. 2- You are the one with the
microphone, you are controlling the interview. If more than one person is talking at the same time hold the microphone up to the person who began
answering first, or designate exactly who you are posing the question to by making eye contact with that individual during the question.
Street interviews have unique intrapersonal communication obsticles. People are guarded and somewhat reserved, for others they see a camera, and they
want to be in the picture, no matter what. Street interviews are unscripted and there is a diverse demographic with the possibility of a wide scope
of opinions. Have both general broad view questions, present these first, and have more specific inquiries prepared also, and possible follow ups in
mind to for possible answers that may be supplied, or that you guys can anticipate.
Again, I know this was done ahead of schedule, and I really do give you guys kudos for stepping up and taking on this project. You are representing
more than just yourselves and the project, the way you guys present yourselves also reflects upon the ATS community and our members. I think J.
Douglas and Bonnie Star are very capable of projecting a sincere and genuine association with ATS, our issues, and in an altruistic and in an honest
manner, with style and a positive attitude. Also, thank you for not coming across as being too bombastic.
Thank you guys for your efforts and initiative.
Simply outstanding. That you would even take on this project is a testament to character in my book.
Slightly before schedule and a little before cue
J. Douglas and Bonnie Star decided two can do
UFOs over NY, a thing we called ATS Streetview
edit on 16-10-2010 by Esoteric Teacher because: Add disclaimer at top of post. Now give me a star, please. Thank you, this concludes this