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Perrin says he hasnt utilized any special effects in making his documentary. How might a documentary director be tempted to use technology as a substitute for filming 0x201Cthe real thing?0x201D Do you think modifying the picture or sound to create a more vivid or moving experience would be ethical in the documentary genre?
Some documentaries use a nearly continual voice-over narrator that essentially tells you what you should be thinking as you watch the pictures. Perrin instead uses the images to tell most of his story. Which do you think is more effective?
One thing the documentary doesnt address is what has happened to these imprinted birds now that the project is over. Do you think they could be released into the wild after being with humans for so long? Is it right for us to meddle with nature this way?
To learn more about the filming of Winged Migration, along with many facts about birds, check out www.sonyclassics.com/wingedmigration.