Errol Morris's Oscar Short Film:
2002 Oscars - "The Art of Film"
From a short film about movies...comes our inspiration for the introduction and segment segues within "The American Dream".
Interview montage: In an energetic style, The American Dream will be guided by the various personalities coming and standing before its cameras creating an intimate portrait of revealed perspectives and emotions. Shown outside of their respective environments and in contrast to a stark white background, the full character and humanity of this country will be represented. From the barber on Main St. to the politician in Washington, the white-collar worker on Wall St. to the union representative in Chicago, the famous and the not so famous, each persons unscripted and unrehearsed statements and responses to a live interview on the American Dream will be photographed. The ﬁnal assembly will follow a salient and topical composition allowing a dynamic and artistic approach to editing through the diversity of its parts and yet the harmony of the sum.
An example of this amazing yet intimate style of ﬁlm making was given during the four-minute intro to The 2002 Academy Awards telecast by acclaimed ﬁlm maker, Errol Morris with his ﬁlm, "The Art of Film". Utilizing a combination of two Teleprompters and video cameras, a device known as The Interrotron, each participant will be interviewed while looking directly into the lens of the camera. This device projects a live image and the audio of the person off camera conducting the interview, allowing non-professional interview subjects the ease of simply having a relaxed conversation and the viewer seemingly eye-to-eye contact.
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