Joe Frank – Somewhere Out There

JOE FRANK – SOMEWHERE OUT THERE is a documentary feature that explores the life of award-winning audio artist Joe Frank whose career on NPR and …

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  1. Pretty good overall. The interviews were great, a very strong point in this documentary. The information about his background and family history was excellent however it would have been great to have featured it earlier in the film. My biggest critique is targeted at the many visuals shown during the interludes featuring audio excerpts from Joe Frank's show. They were completely erratic, cheesy and nearly unwatchable. I am not a fan of most of the time-lapse footage featured. The best visuals which suited Joe Frank's voice included either a photo of Frank himself, an audiotape turning and running, or the close-up of a red message machine light wavering. Overall, I'd give this feature a 3.5 out of 5 stars along with a hearty recommendation to put more care towards matching visuals to Joe Frank's audio work. It would have been better for the screen to just be black than to affront the viewer with such an abrasive mismatch of generic visual content strewn between interviews. With that critique abrasively said, I do want to end this comment by extending my thanks to the creators of this documentary. I'm glad I watched this.

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