Thomas Hellum is an award-winning television producer at NRK Hordaland in Norway. He has worked at NRK Hordaland, and he was the former lighting designer that moved into photography. He then began work as a producer, specializing in documentaries.
We're always asked to be faster and more precise. But what can we learn from slowing down — even procrastinating? This hour, TED speakers explore why taking it slow is crucial...for all of us. Guests include TV producer Thomas Hellum, psychologist Adam Grant, blogger Tim Urban, mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe, marketer Lakshmi Pratury, and video artist Gabriel Barcia-Colombo. (Original broadcast date: August 26, 2016)
Today we explore the Slow TV movement with Thomas Hellum, one of the driving forces behind this Norwegian Television Phenomenon that is changing the way video content is shot, distributed and watched.
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Spotlight: Thomas Hellum
Thomas Hellum produces Slow TV at NRK in Norway… really slow… Like a 134 hour ride on a cruise ship, or a 7 hour train ride, or a 24 hour knitting competition, all unedited and delivered live in real-time. Since it’s first broacast in 2009, Slow TV has captivated worldwide audiences in the millions and created a revolution in the way television is watched. Thomas and I discuss the unique challenges of broadcasting live for multiple days non-stop, how social media has reacted, and how Slow TV is a movement towards being more present and appreciating the world around us like never before.
What is Slow TV
How social media responded
Making the transition to live television
The most challenging and rewarding Slow TV specials
Bergensbanen minute by minute – train journey across Southern Norway
How did a 24 hour knitting competition change the way people watch competitive TV
Is there a shift towards longer video content online?
What's next for Slow TV
and much much more!
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