Thomas Hellum (2014)

Thomas Hellum

Is it possible that there is a better recipe for entertainment than fast-paced TV, quick editing, and reality shows that are filled with staged drama? What if you took it to the other extreme? In this talk, Hellum tells the history of slow TV, from a courageous decision to air an unedited train ride where nothing happens to a five-and-a-half-day journey with a coastal ship. And the result? Staggering! Learn more from Thomas in this humorous talk about TV habits.

Thomas Hellum is a project manager, photographer and executive producer at NRK (the main Norwegian Broadcasting TV channel), where he has worked since 1992. He lives by the motto: “Life is best when it’s a bit strange.” He is a producer of documentaries and various infotainment programs and one of the people behind an opposite direction in TV entertainment: “slow TV.”

TEDxArendal 2014: Thomas Hellum