Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Kentucky's best kept secret



Thanks for sending him my way, Dan.

7 comments:

Velvet Fog said...

"He's trying to get me off".

I bet he is.

Erin O'Brien said...

He surely is.

There is so much to love here, I just don't know what. I guess my two favorite assertions in this important footage are "Naw, be water snakes" in response to "Or typhoid?" and the disclosure that Mr. Brown "got his teeth knocked out by a chainsaw."

Erin O'Brien said...

And now, a moment to show all my dear readers what it's like being me.

This YouTube is brilliantly edited. The cuts to the cows and turtles are perfect. The timing and spacing is dead on--seamlessly aided by the music. The whole thing does exactly what the editor wanted it to do, while the subjects (Brown, his habitat, and even the turtles) all have specific and articulate points of view that don't feel at all manipulated.

Honest to Christ, people, that is how I see this. It's effing brilliant.

KevinH said...

Kentucky Afield is actually a locally produced program, usually shown on PBS affiliates around here. It's pretty well done, and has won several awards for some of its segments/documentaries. If you look at around 0:36 they show the logo, where they introduce the man's name.

Erin O'Brien said...

Thanks for stopping Kevin.

I was absolutely sincere in what I said above. I think the segment is really, really well done.

Cappy said...

He blowed up good!

KevinH said...

Oh, I had no doubts you were sincere, Erin! :) I wasn't sure if you caught that it was a professionally produced program, versus a YouTube home-brewed segment, s'all. And I agree, Kentucky Afield does some great documentaries of local life here in the Bluegrass state.