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Environmental activism of Al Gore Gore became interested in global warming when he took a course at Harvard University with Professor Roger Revelleone of the first scientists to measure carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
The primary objections stemmed from the exemptions the treaty gave to China and India, whose industrial base and carbon footprint have grown rapidly, and fears that the exemptions would lead to further trade imbalances and offshoring arrangement with those countries. BushGore returned his focus to the topic.
He edited and adapted a slide show he had compiled years earlier, and began featuring the slide show in presentations on global warming across the U. At the time of the film, Gore estimated he had shown the presentation more than one thousand times.
As soon as the evening's program concluded, I asked him to let me present his full briefing to leaders and friends in New York and Los Angeles. I would do all the organizing if he would commit to the dates. Gore's presentation was the most powerful and clear explanation of global warming I had ever seen.
And it became my mission to get everyone I knew to see it too. Inspired, David assembled a team, including producer Lawrence Bender and former president of eBay Jeffrey Skollwho met with Gore about the possibility of making the slide show into a movie.
It took some convincing. The slide show, she says, "was his baby, and he felt proprietary about it and it was hard for him to let go. Guggenheim, who was skeptical at first, later saw the presentation for himself, stating that he was "blown away," and "left after an hour and a half thinking that global warming [was] the most important issue I had no idea how you'd make a film out of it, but I wanted to try," he said.
As a designer for the presentation, Keynote was the first choice to help create such an engaging presentation.
And he said that one of the huge differences between a live stage performance and a movie is that when you're in the same room with a live person who's on stage speaking — even if it's me — there's an element of dramatic tension and human connection that keeps your attention.
And in a movie, that element is just not present. He explained to me that you have to create that element on screen, by supplying a narrative thread that allows the audience to make a connection with one or more characters. He said, "You've got to be that character.
Production[ edit ] When Bender first saw Gore's visual presentation he had concerns about connection with viewers, citing a "need to find a personal way in. These included many locations throughout the United States and also included China.
And they had to get this thing edited and cut starting in January, and ready to screen in May. That's like a seriously tight schedule. So the logistics of pulling it off with a low budget were really difficult, and if there's one person who gets credit, it's Leslie Chilcott, because she really pulled it together.
Gore's presentation was delivered on a foot 21 m digital screen that Bender commissioned specifically for the movie. A lot of the stuff on the farm I just shot myself on 8mm film. We shot three different kinds of prosumer HD, both 30 and There's MiniDV, there's black-and-white stills, there's digital stills, some of them emailed on the day they were taken from as far off as Greenland.
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An Inconvenient Truth is a American documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim about former United States Vice President Al Gore's campaign to educate citizens about global warming via a comprehensive slide show that, by his own estimate made in the film, he has given more than a Music by: Michael Brook.
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