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by featured blog contributor, Jeremy PinckertIf you thought that joke fell flat, welcome to why most people who think they can produce "Funny", at best usually only make "Kinda Cute". Or at worst, make "My Friends Think It's Hilarious." This means you and your friends are the only ones laughing. The even worse version of the last option, "My Mom Thinks It's Hilarious", needs no explanation.Learn tips on how to direct comedy, and get real laughs in the process.
by featured blog contributor, Jeremy PinckertYou’ve collaborated on the storyboards, you've charmed on the conference call, you've nailed the pitch, and now you've won the job! It's Monday morning, and for once you're actually looking forward to making the harrowing commute...Starbucks is pulsing through your veins and you're ready - no you're stoked - to embark on that big-brand TV shoot. And then your phone interrupts your pump-up music on the BPM channel. Your apologetic producer is on the line and gently breaks the news: you don't have the money in the budget for that gorgeous steadicam shot you built into the boards. The steadicam shot that left you so inspired to direct this project in the first place. The buttery smooth eye-pleasing delicacy you were going to build your reel around. Options quickly flood into your brain: You could cash in the 401k, or even worse, call in favors from those famously curmudgeonly, hard-working steadicam operators just to get a shot like the famously long, intricate, and beautiful steadicam shot in Martin Scorcese's "Hugo" below:
by Nina StreichModerator: Mike Green, Senior Director, Strategy & Development, ComcastPanelists: Eric Hybertson, Director, Rendering Devices, Time Warner Cable Glen Stone, Convergence Strategy and Standards, Samsung Electronics America Michael Bishara, VP/GM TVE, Synacor Damon Phillips, Vice President, WatchESPN & ESPN3
The internet has revolutionized every facet of the modern business world. The latest industry to drastically shift its structure and undergo major enhancements is the television delivery. Where consumers would once watch a few episodes of TV at a prescribed time, they now expect content everywhere at any time - via smart TV’s, computers, tablets and smartphones.
Get the attention of television network executives who green light pilots when you attend the Media Maven Series: TV Pilot Breakthough, taking place December 12-14th in both Maryland and Michigan. In this event, you will gain insight on how to navigate through the entertainment industry’s selective pilot show process, along with tips and tricks from the pros. Learn from Charlotte Burley, an industry heavy hitter, on why this workshop is one not to be missed.
Learn the social media secrets of top networks at Lost Remote- The NYC Show, April 24 in New York City. Executives and professionals from HBO, NBC News, CNN, The CW, MTV, Bravo, and USA Network will address attendees on the importance and future of social TV.
I recently attended the 20th annual Real Screen Summit in Washington D.C. This mid-winter convocation has become the pre-eminent gathering of buyers, distributors and producers of reality TV, documentaries and other non-fiction programming in the Americas. Consequently, it also attracts hundreds of producers working in these genres eager to distribute finished or nearly finished programs, and to pre-sell projects in varying stages of development.
Today’s reality TV productions are ambitious in their size and tight broadcast schedules, requiring a multitude of impressive engineering feats. When not tracking every move of a housewife, psychic medium or celebrity, other shows such as Hell’s Kitchen, America’s Got Talent or The Voice closely follow the progress of contestants and are broken up into segments: the documentary portions that tell the back stories of contestants, the behind-the- scenes shots that show the contestants preparing for the competition, and then the (sometimes live, sometimes not) actual competition portion itself.
If you're a fan of college football, you've more than likely watched or at least heard of Auburn University. Think Cam Newton. Imagine what it's like to capture video of all of the crazy game plays and touchdown passes. And how exactly does all of the amazing footage end up on your TV screen? Weston Carter, Director of Video Services, Auburn Athletics Department, answered a few questions about the whole process.
With “disruption” being used as common vernacular to describe the television industry, how do content creators, advertisers and consumers move through this ever-changing environment? Is it streaming services driving micropayment models or gaming box aggregators letting us choose multiple services to consume? How will content consumption be impacted with a la carte behavior models driving the audience to new personalized viewing solutions? Who’s got the straight dope on this trend (if it even IS a trend yet)? Our panel does, and they share it with you in a “must see” session!