All posts tagged Kim Jong Il

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Kim Jong Il’s Manifesto of the Perfect Propaganda Film
On: October 21, 2013   |   By: admin   |   Under: Kim Jong-il, Manifesto, Propaganda

Like all socialist countries, North Korea has passionately embraced the power of the propaganda film. It is unique, however, in that it continues to m...

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Rush Hour In Pyongyang
On: October 10, 2013   |   By: admin   |   Under: Behind The Scenes, North Korea

The first thing you notice when you hit the streets of Pyongyang, especially after the crazy traffic of Beijing, is how quiet they are. Most people wa...

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The Exploding Sound Recordist
On: October 10, 2013   |   By: admin   |   Under: Aim High, Behind The Scenes, North Korea

But the most old fashioned aspect of North Korea’s filmmaking process is Sound. No dialogue is recorded on set – not even guide tracks. There is n...

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How Do You Get Inside The Most Isolated Nation On Earth?
On: October 8, 2013   |   By: admin   |   Under: Aim High, Behind The Scenes, North Korea

In 2012, thanks to the charming Nick Bonner (filmmaker, tour operator, art collector, and walking encyclopedia of all things North Korea), my cinemato...

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Why AIM HIGH IN CREATION?
On: October 8, 2013   |   By: admin   |   Under: Aim High, Gas Fracking, Kim Jong-il

Crazy, right? I made a film about North Korean propaganda cinema. The crazy part is, it contained a short North Korean-style drama, made by an Aussie ...