Sunday, July 25, 2010
Animated Newscasting - Is It The Future of News?
I have to admire the approach of Asian animators at NMAWorldEdition,which gives the daily animated news reports on their website (http://nma.com.tw/) there would be no travel expenses for footage, wardrobe or on air camera malfuctions or worries about signed releases from interviewees - just animators and voice over newcasters.
Here is an interesting animation/parody of Sarah Palin in their speculation of her running against Obama in 2012 - it is not in English but the subtitles are.
Although entertaining and amusing (I have to admit I cracked up with I saw the animated Sarah Palin using a "Speak and Spell" toy to come up with "refudiate") I wonder if this is the wave of the future of newscasting for Gen Z that has been raised in a video game driven world, or the dummying down of a nation much like in the Mike Judge 2006 movie "Idiocracy"
What do you think?