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Editing? What's that?

EuroparlTV, as trailed earlier in the week has launched. And here is its opening fanfare. Do not adjust your set, as it were, it really is this cheap and this shambolic. For those who lack the patience or the stomach, the first few minutes are taken up with inaudible chatter and studio clunking in the background behind a test card, before finally it stumbles into life at 4:34 ( a hashed up hommage to John Cage, mebbe?]. I am too young to recall the launch of BBC2, but C4 and C5 managed to make rather more of a splash when they first aired. Further, the video's length is claimed to be less than a minute. There then follows shots of people milling around in the studio, complete with shots of poor souls in various folk costumes, including Lapps. Lots of men in suits too. At 5.57 a groomed eurowoman from central casting appears and spends about 30 seconds welcoming all and sundry, and takes 2:10 puffing the venture before some Eurocrat appears. He sounds as though he has laryngitis or else is doing a Don Vito Corleone impersonation. If so, I hope he won the bet. He does not make us an offer we can't refuse, alas. It turns out that this shambles has been three years in the making...

Anyway, at 10:41 my willingness to sit through any more of it has run out, and 'live' blogging it does not seem a great use of my time, frankly. So, fast forward time.. A ginger woman appears and is simultaneously translated into what sounds like a Slavic language for a couple of minutes, before then being dubbed by an English chap with a northern accent. Blondie then interviews an Irish journalist for no particular reason before Pottering himself appears at 26 minutes in. He is dubbed by a bored sounding woman. We are finally put out of our misery at about 41:40.

If this was not an archived piece, I might be prepared to accept that timings had gone awry etc etc, but there was ample scope to cut out the first six minutes while absolutely nothing is happening, but no.

Despite 'embed code' appearing as a link beneath the video, it does not provide anything beyond a bit of java script which does not do a damned thing. Here it is, click away. ....

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Blogger Mr Eugenides said... 12:49 am

Grim, grisly stuff.

They seem to have cut out the John Cage section, so the blonde takes the stage at 1:30 now. Frankly, a little more of her and a little less of the Don would have spiced things up considerably.

Tedious drivel. We rely on you to keep an eye on this stuff, though, so we don't have to...  



Blogger Croydonian said... 8:57 am

All part of the service Mr E....  



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