Posted on April 29, 2010 at 12:45 AM
The story “What’s Divorce Like for You?” is a very contemplative and honest vox pop about some of the emotional effects divorce has on kids. The narration and editing are both top notch. The timing is superb, particularly the montage of all the voices in the beginning.
I was thrown off a bit by the piece not starting with his narration immediately, I would have preferred to hear an introduction before I heard the girl talking about her specific situation. Also, while the music does add to the mood of the story, I think the words are a little distracting. Not in that they don’t fit with what the story is about, but I feel like the piece would have been more emotionally moving with an instrumental song.
Overall, I really enjoyed this piece and I think it is well-edited and the sound quality is great. Jeremiah Kaczynski brought up the issue of divorce in a clean and simple way, and produced a fine piece.