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Looking for 9/11 news clips

Postby Phasma Felis » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:43 pm UTC

A drama-student friend of mine is directing a play set in New York, shortly after 9/11. I'm trying to help her assemble audio clips for two purposes:

1. A collection of news reports during and immediately after the attacks, which we'll splice together into a scene-setting montage.

2. There's a scene where the characters turn on the TV and listen to the news in the background for 30-90 seconds. This is around 3am, the morning of 9/12. We want something that could plausibly stand in for this--it's no longer breaking news, but everyone's still trying to put the pieces together. The TV won't be visible to the audience, so radio news is fine as long as it can pass for TV audio.

Any thoughts? I've got a few decent prospects, but most of my searches are turning up collections of air traffic control and emergency dispatcher chatter; we need actual reporting.

(She is going to talk to her drama teacher about the legal aspects of reusing audio; I wouldn't mind practical advice, but that's not what we're looking for specifically. In any case, this is a very small student presentation.)

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Re: Looking for 9/11 news clips

Postby SurgicalSteel » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:58 pm UTC

If it's just a student project you should be ok under fair use, but I'm not an IP lawyer.

Check out "102 Minutes That Changed America." It's a 9/11 documentary assembled almost entirely from news footage, cctv footage, radio broadcasts, cell phone calls, 1st responder radio chatter, etc. Good documentary, but some of it is really hard to get through.
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Anchorman screams that he's seen a monster (mayday)
There's blood stains on his shirt (mayday)
They say that he's gone berserk."
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Re: Looking for 9/11 news clips

Postby Deva » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:00 pm UTC

9/11: This or this?

9/12: How about these?
Changes its form depending on the observer.

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Re: Looking for 9/11 news clips

Postby Phasma Felis » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:18 am UTC

Those are a great start, thanks!

Something else I should've asked in the first place--anyone know a good, free, easy-to-use Windows (or possibly Mac) audio editor suitable for converting, clipping, splicing, and fading out? We shouldn't need much more than that.

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Re: Looking for 9/11 news clips

Postby SurgicalSteel » Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:59 pm UTC

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

That'll probably suite your needs.
"There's spray paint on the teleprompter
Anchorman screams that he's seen a monster (mayday)
There's blood stains on his shirt (mayday)
They say that he's gone berserk."
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Re: Looking for 9/11 news clips

Postby Menacing Spike » Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:41 pm UTC

Audacity also works on Mac, by the way.

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Re: Looking for 9/11 news clips

Postby addams » Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:02 am UTC

Deva wrote:9/11: This or this?

9/12: How about these?

This thread caused me to watch the collapse, again.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk9uTjRNdVI
well.
Is it, still, controversial?
Spoiler:
That is not the way buildings come apart unless guided by the hands of experts.
Most demolition are not that good.

A building is like any other structure. Think of a tree. Think of a different building.
If there is a structural defect caused by fire then we, sort of, know how that structure will come apart.

The fire weakens a section. That section slumps. The slump is what a notch in a tree is.
The slump is on the weaker side. Slump they go. Often in tall structures, the top will roll down the side of the building and bounce.

Bouncing is bad. (fuck) Rolling is bad.

Did you see that? That was picture perfect.
Don't get all emotional. That was fifteen years or so ago.

But; It was a picture perfect demolition.

Does that make me a 9/11 Denialer?
I don't do conspiracies. I have no fucking idea who planed and executed that project.
Those buildings withstood the airplanes.


Clips of other demolitions. Off topic, yet related. (in my head)
Spoiler:
An other building going down:
Boring. Yet; Fairly well done. Building goes down at end of clip.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk9uTjRNdVI
Better clip of same building.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZE0SBpVY7w

Another well done demolition.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO2q4LErGN4

A delightful little collection of well done demolitions.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK50So-yYRU

Do you know how hard it is to get a thing that big to not fall over, while it is coming down?
It's Hard!

One example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf243Pj0S-Y

Well? They do roll. The NYC buildings did not roll.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fms8r2dRu_8

ech. What did you do for fun? I watched and guessed.
No one knows for absolute sure, until they come down.
A really good team can make really good guesses.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofvWWp_Pi88

If those buildings in NYC had fallen anywhere except down;
That would have been bad?


Off Topic by only a little.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1YAv_tPmho
This clip is about the understanding of the people 10 years later.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

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Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.


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