New film: one way to revive local democracy

by Stephen Tall on November 18, 2006

How do you make local government, and, specifically, reform of local government finance interesting? To be honest, I don’t know.

But saying it to camera might help liven it up a little, I guess. Decide for yourselves:

Text-only version here.

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I especially liked the bit about how you would raise your revenue. Have you told ALDC?


by Jock Coats on November 18, 2006 at 9:58 pm. Reply #

Some technical advice based on my own experience of doing videos – avoid having a natural light source behind you when filming indoors. You end up coming out rather dark. Use the lighting to your advantage.

Secondly, putting the figures in the form of graphics (such as a pie chart) would have got the message over in a more interesting way.

3rdly, perhaps some cut away shots of some of the things the council pays for, such as parks with your doing a voiceover.

4thly, do you need to show so much of your bare chest!!!!?

Otherwise pretty good.

by Jonathan Wallace on November 19, 2006 at 10:56 am. Reply #

I am very worried that I agreed with most of that… triangulation continues apace

by Iain Dale on November 19, 2006 at 4:16 pm. Reply #

Jonathan – thanks for the tips. You’re right, but they take long enough to film as it is…

(As for my clothing – I was just off to the gym, and didn’t think to change. Honest.)

Iain – triangulation? Nah, just liberalism. Still, I’m glad you’re gettin in touch with that side of yourself.

by Stephen Tall on November 19, 2006 at 10:50 pm. Reply #

Iain is struggling to spell –He meant strangulation as a technique

by David on November 20, 2006 at 10:45 pm. Reply #

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