Capture Auditorium Lecture

Title: "Cannabis, Forgetting, and the Botany of Desire with Michael Pollan"
UC Campus: Berkeley

Short Description: Contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine and the author of The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World, Michael Pollan delivers this Avenali Lecture on the stories of four familiar plant species: the apple, the tulip, the potato, and cannabis.

Running Time: 60 minutes
Produced By: UC Berkeley's Townsend Center for the Humanities
Contact:
Website: Townsend Center for the Humanities

Production Information: This program demonstrates how a program is created from a campus lecture series featuring a guest speaker. Filmed in a large auditorium on the Berkeley campus, the program uses multiple cameras to capture the speaker, a wide shot that includes some of the audience, and a reverse shot of the audience, capturing their reactions. Although a lecture can certainly be recorded "C-Span" style with only one camera capturing the speaker, the visual appeal of a program will be enhanced if more cameras and alternate perspectives are used.
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