We continue our highlights from the ‘What’s the Buzz?‘ at the World Congress of Science & Factual Producers.
The big themes covered in this post:
- Weird Sects
- Blending Genres
- Plus bonus picks from the moderator, NHNZ‘s Phil Fairclough.
- DocumentaryTelevision.com‘s Big Takeaways for 2012
5. WEIRD SECTS
- Nat Geo captures the vibe with its call for pitches that update its traditional ‘Yellow Border’ ethnographic mission by covering weird American communities ‘in a Reality TV style’.
Amish: Out of Order
American Colony: Meet the Hutterites
Call of the Wildman
- ‘Weird and wonderful’ hybrids is a trend.
- The examples were terrific. A favorite for which I don’t have a clip: A Japanese game show built around medical diagnosis.
- And Dumb, Drunk & Racist was a smash hit for ABC Australia. Check out the engaging clip!
Dumb, Drunk & Racist
- Advances in kit give us new access and new ways of seeing.
- Super slo-mo, miniaturized kit, CGI that’s better-than-ever.
Guts: The Strange and Mysterious World of the Human Stomach
Strip The City
- Bigger is better.
- That means bigger creatures…
- …and huge, multi-million dollar programming events like Plane Crash.
War of the Whales — Orcas Attack
James Cameron: Voyage to the Bottom of the Earth
The Plane Crash
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
MODERATOR PHIL FAIRCLOUGH’s PICKS
- Two amazing shows. Wanted the clips to go on and on!
- How about a Natural History special on butterflies that was shot on an iPhone and that looks like Planet Earth? That was a game-changer!
Miracle Body (Usain Bolt)
- The producer: Earthtouch
- DocumentaryTelevision.com‘s Big Takeaways for 2012.