TV: Newsnight Manchester Rioters Interview Donal MacIntyre

Good work Harrington

An engaging piece on the BBC’s Newsnight on Thursday 25 August featuring masked looters from Manchester interviewed by investigative reporter Donal MacIntyre.

It’s worth paying attention to the way a lot of this piece is shot. The stand-up interviews featuring MacIntyre are – for the most part – shot in near complete takes. One even crosses the line. Shots aren’t composed to look visually ‘perfect’. Instead, the priority is on the subjects in the interviews. The ‘wandering camera’ adds to the gritty realism without appearing contrived.

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