Wednesday, 23 December 2015

All Aboard! The Sleigh Ride - Preview of BBC4 Slow TV

How about this, then. Christmas Eve, 8pm on BBC4 there is some Slow TV. Not a constant stream of re-articulated information, but two hours of steady visuals allowing you take in TV content at a far more organic, natural pace.

The BBC have released some preview footage for "All Aboard! The Sleigh Ride", which indeed looks suitably calming as well as being festive fodder for the moment. 

Keeping in the same format as "All Aboard! The Canal Trip", it looks to be using drone views for an establishing shot, then a single camera front facing with occasional pans for particular views where embedded graphics and information will give the more traditional documentary style of an injection of articulated information.

So, take a look. If you find yourself thinking 'Nothing's happening!' , allow yourself a few minutes longer and see if you become aware of watching TV differently. Maybe keep it on as you do something else. Go on, go on, go on! Give it a try.

Slow TV is more about the experience of watching something, so sit down, relax and have an experience.

More about this BBC4 Slow TV production in an earlier piece.

Slow Television - The Slow TV Blog

1 comment:

  1. I loved the natural pace and beauty of fire on ice. My heart also kept a steady beat through it ;)