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Northern Exposure and other contradictions in terms: Yet another Inkless videoblog


 

Stéphane Dion spent the morning in Iqaluit, giving a long scrum at the end of a short pier. And Inkless was there. Here’s the video — complete with special cameo appearance by Polar Man.

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Northern Exposure and other contradictions in terms: Yet another Inkless videoblog

  1. the music track is not appropriate during the speaing parts and totally wrong for the piece – there’s othing as melodramatic as the tune in the reporting – have fun while but maybe keep that sort of thing for your home movies or something.

    was it imovie?

  2. Ah, Dion. I would have a hard time voting Liberal if it wasn’t’ for that strange man.

  3. Somebody has very red ears. A little brisk, was it?

  4. Hmmm, funny Dion never mentioned switching to dehydrated watermelons for the north in response to Harper’s exaggerated claims…

  5. It had a kind of a art short feel to it. I feel like we should be in a dimly lit coffee house discussing the symbolism of the shed and the superhero and the long walk at the end. What does it all mean?

  6. Erin: It means very little indeed. But I’m pleased if I made it seem otherwise.

  7. I like the music! It makes me think of “Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould” – the opening, when he’s walking in a snowy landscape.

    Gotta love Iqaluit. Those guys are the best.

    Very good film! I hope you’ll include a DVD of these in the dustjacket of the next book.

  8. I keep having useless comments for these. “That was fun.” “Neat.” But, well… it is, and they are.

    It means very little indeed. But I’m pleased if I made it seem otherwise.

    Ladies and Gentlemen: art.

  9. Did Monsieur Save-The-Planet just fly in-and-out of Baffin Island on a not-particularly-fuel-efficient jumbo jet for the express purpose of highlighting the importance of protecting the North from global warming? And was it a bit nippy there?

    I just want to make sure I’m following along.

  10. Les enfants de la cinémathèque will worship you Paul Wells.

  11. Hey Mr. Tripper, that’s quite an interesting site, that bushharper.com. I didn’t know we had such things.

    Gotta object, though, at the end of Ad #1 (“Same on Foreign Policy”) the guy says, “Do you really want to find out?” And I swear he says “aut” not “out,” i.e. w. an American diphthong. What gives?

  12. myl: A jet which has emissions being paid for carbon offsets and they call it global warming, not “Iqualit warming” for a reason.

  13. Getting tired? A step backward with the framing. Unless you’re on a tripod resist zooming in, just shoot your hand held stuff as wide angle as possible. You’ll have less shake in the frame and you will find it easier to compose when their are two subjects of differing hieght.

  14. One of the reasons that these little shorts are so interesting is that there is no presenter in front of it all, jabbering meaninglessly about whatever and making sure that we know who they are.

    Wells is giving us a rare shot of uncommented politics in the raw(-ish). I hope he starts a trend!

  15. I just saw the site last night and thought the lib are finally going on the attack well after when they should have – red meat for bloggers maybe – they were banner ads on Globe and Mail site last night.

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