Movie about earthquakes in Japan: Live from the Inferno
In “My tsunami” to describe Stephan Lamby and Ada Teistung to Japan after the devastating earthquake, but are not themselves been in the disaster area.
How can a short time in a documentary about the situation in a country twist, if you can not be there? The wondered Stephan Lamby and Ada Teistung, when the size of the earthquake in Japan became apparent. Your film shows My Tsunami is a new option: you use the Internet phone service Skype.
Among other things, a sailor and a teacher describe the film as they experienced the disaster and the days thereafter – as they rushed to the tsunami waves, under a table or hidden almost went crazy, out of fear for their families who were not reachable. The statements illustrate the filmmakers with videos that have turned their interviewees themselves, as they were in danger. Apart from two sequences from the fundus of the nuclear power plant operator Tepco the footage is entirely of amateurs.
The caller Crouching inevitably, all before her computer and look into the camera at the top of the device. For the spectator it worth but because he can pursue, how to develop ways of talking, one of the documentaries do not know yet. From a distance between interviewer and interviewee is little evidence of the witnesses behave as if sitting at the other end of the connection with a familiar person. Apparently Skype can create a more private atmosphere for discussions than a normal rotation, which are next to the author nor the camera and sound people there.
Some stations, which he had proposed the project, had turned down because their risk was too great, says Lamby. Before the start of production we have the quality of user generated content “can not judge. Working with a large house was a priori not very efficient because there “the decision-making are long (Lamby), but he and his team wanted to respond quickly.
What is specifically envisaged in “new” documentary, says Frey yet. Only this: My tsunami could serve as a “model” for future projects. Stephan Lamby stressed, however, is “not in every country” could work this way. Syria came about is not currently in question. As could hardly judge whether the material that you get delivered is not staged.