There is only one Truth.

There are, however, many view points with regard to that Truth.






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Sent: 27 November 2006 11:16
Subject: Re: Re: [videoblogging] Example of how video could change things


.. further to that, there is also the question of whether there could
actually be "a truth" (The Truth) or whether there are multiple
"truths".... or merely representations...


On 11/27/06, Andreas Haugstrup Pedersen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]
<> > wrote:
> Den 27.11.2006 kl. 03:39 skrev Charles Iliya Krempeaux
> > I'm not sure what you mean here. How could that video show anything
> > but the truth. (You don't believe it to be a fake do you?)
> While a video camera records what it sees it rarely shows The Truth, and
> assuming so is dangerous. There is always the matter of perspective when
> recording a video. In the very simplest of terms the camera was turned on
> at a specific time and turned off at a specific time, and while it was
> turned on it was pointed in one direction and not in other directions.
> After that comes the issues regarding editing and other post-production
> work. The choices made when shooting or editing need not to be malicious
> to be misleading and the question of interpretation is just as important
> with video as with reading a written account.
> A video can never show The Truth (as in 'how did this event transpire').
> Video is not omnipresent, it can only show a situation as it happened from
> one perspective and that's the important thing to remember.
> For an easy intro to this kind of stuff I can recommend Rasmus Dahl's
> article "Disctinctions in Documentary Television" (in "The Aesthetics of
> Television", Aalborg University Press, 2001)
> --
> Andreas Haugstrup Pedersen
> <URL: >


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