Hate Laughter Tracks? This Kickstarter Device Could Be For You
Kickstarter project lets viewers decide when to laugh
Techdigg.com reports that a decade or two ago, almost all TV comedy shows had a canned laughter track. This was, in some cases, due to the fact they were filmed in front of a live audience, but it also seemed to be telling audiences when to laugh. A new Kickstarter project thinks comedy should work differently.
This is especially the case when laughter is not natural and was simply edited in later.
Users of the device could even experiment to see how classic shows are changed when bursts of laughter are replaced with the clattering, strategic silences preferred by innovative comedy shows like The Office, Parks and Recreation and Arrested Development.