USAF Band – Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring


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A evening pause: This is almost a real flash mob event at the Air & Space Museum. It seems as if they sneak up on the holiday crowds, but at the same time I am not so sure. Too many cameraman around, as well as performers. Regardless, it is a great performance.

Hat tip Edward Thelen, and Tim Vogel (who suggested this a couple of years ago when I was especially dismissive of fake flash mob events. Since then I’ve mellowed). Also, as Edward notes, the schedule of events at the end of this video no longer applies.

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  • wayne

    Good selection Edward & Tim!

    Mr. Z., yepper, these flash-mob events are contrived! :)

    Totally empathize with your observations. I’ve lightened up on these quite a bit myself over time as well. (they aren’t documentary’s) The better versions do approach musical-theater, but there is a tendency to overuse the GoPro’s.
    (But then again, I think social-hygiene propaganda films are Art! HA).
    tangentially, as an old film-guy, how many camera angle’s would you want at an impromptu ‘live-event’ like these? and isn’t good sound a major hassle?

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