Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A kind of re-use intended to stop abuse

Re-use of footage re-contextualized by heavy video post-production manipulation to make this three videos from Amnesty International.

"Amnesty International is marking the 60th anniversary of the universal Declaration of Human Rights with a new online film showing the power of individuals to protect the human rights of people all over the world. Work on the film required the equivalent of 50 days of post production, achieved by a collaboration by Rushes, Framestore and Smoke & Mirrors in London and New York."

Song in the video: R.E.M. - Until The Day Is Done

Previous examples:

I like a lot this videos, but this kind of imagery manipulation only possible because of the advance on digital video post on recent years sure raise many ethical questions. The absence of abundance on relevant precedents create a gap waiting to be filled with questionable uses for this plastic surgery of history, news and propaganda. Maybe medical ethics committees advices on cosmetic plastic surgery are the best place to start...
Link: Protect the Human / Amnesty International / Is Humor Immoral? / Anatomy of Movement