Well, oh jeez Rick...it's another blog about the production industry! Get a grip Morty and don't be such a wuss! It can't b...
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Yeah, Fortnite has been killing it in 2018, but its success has finally hit the ceiling and maxed itself out. Is it all downhill from here for Epic Games? Red Dead Redemption 2, sold more than 23 million copies since its release in October. That's good news for the game industry as a whole.
Here's the link to a great article about the current state of the top three digital media companies, Vice, Huffington Post and Buzzfeed.
If you are a director or producer, you want to be able to pull from a vast knowledge of the film or television industry. In my opinion, you can't be great without researching what has come before you. Spielberg acknowledges this in a short video clip from the American Film Institute. Looking away from current content, to past film and television shows give you a greater creative template. You need to see what great directors have done before, Scorcese, Coppola, Kubrick, Hitchcock, etc. As well as submerge yourself deeply into the works of David Fincher, Tarantino, Joel and Ethan Coen, Ridley Scott and Spielberg himself.
Take a moment and listen to some great advice.
If you are late to see this amazing video, it's a great place to begin. J.J. Abrams is a Master Storyteller and he utilizes the "Mystery Box," in such a crazy cool way. It's a small element you keep hidden from the audience to keep them excited and engaged with the content. You only reveal what's inside the box at the very last possible moment, or in some cases, it is never revealed at all.
This Ted Talk has been around a bit, but it is worth the time investment.