Monday, March 15, 2010

"Ginza - 'Can I Interview You?' - 'No'" (100309-1658)

At the beginning of this clip, the woman with the red umbrella, who was marching down the street, minding her own business, was stopped by the woman with the green umbrella (who appeared to be working with a man who had a video camera), and asked (I think - I couldn't hear exactly what they said, but I've seen this scenario many times before when I could hear what they were saying) if she would agree to be interviewed on camera.  She declined and was soon walking again (behind me).

In the old days, back when being recorded in motion with sound was something unique, people were happy to do this, but I've noticed that camera crews often have trouble finding someone to interview now, as one person after another brushes them off.  The novelty is gone and people don't want to waste their time and/or they don't want to be on TV.

銀座でインタビューをしていいですか? 駄目です  東京  (Recorded on Tuesday, March 9th, 2010, at 4:58 p.m.)

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

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