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A blog and links to articles that look at product and marketing trends and ideas in the technology and media spaces. And other random stuff that I think about.

Watch: Walter Murch’s Six Criteria While Editing | Filmmaker Magazine

Filmmaker Magazine--Walter Murch speaks in this video about his top six considerations while editing, from emotion and story down through the more technical considerations of keeping the audience's eye moving. Oddly, the video (edited by Max Chatfield) begins with a lengthy montage of opening credits logos from some of the films Murch has worked on and ends with an end credits montage of same; the meat of the comments starts around the 50-second mark.
December 04, 2017 Go to Filmmaker Magazine

Music Licensing for Video, Film & Advertising | Musicbed

Musicbed--Musicbed is all about enabling artists to do what they love while providing filmmakers with an inspiring selection of music to license for their projects.
November 22, 2017 Go to Musicbed

Facebook Launches Creator-Focused App With Content Production And Analytics Tools - Tubefilter

Tubefilter--“Creators are integral to Facebook and build some of the strongest communities,” says Facebook's VP of product, Fidji Somo.
November 18, 2017 Go to Tubefilter

Steven Soderbergh's New App Will Change How You Watch TV

--The app contains a 7-plus-hour miniseries about a mysterious death, but because viewers have some agency over what order they watch it in and which characters' stories they follow, each scene—and the point at which it should be introduced—had to be meticulously planned so that no detail was revealed too late or too soon.
November 17, 2017 Go to article

Is An OTT Price War In The Offing, Thanks to Disney?

Tubefilter--The Mouse House dropped plenty of clues the past several days about where it wants to go. And that has implications for nearly everyone else in OTT.
November 17, 2017 Go to Tubefilter

The Walking Dead Red Machete: Chapter 1 (Pt.1)

YouTube--The first chapter of this digital series follows the path of a red-handled machete from its innocent beginnings on a hardware store shelf at the start of the...
October 24, 2017 Go to YouTube

50 Of The Best Screenplays To Read And Download In Every Genre

Script Coverage | Hollywood Script Doctors | Script Reader Pro--Here's a mega list of fifty best screenplays to read for aspiring screenwriters.
October 18, 2017 Go to Script Coverage | Hollywood Script Doctors | Script Reader Pro

Katzenberg’s Big Ask: $2 Billion for Short-Form Video Project

nytimes--Jeffrey Katzenberg is trying to raise $2 billion for his new television start-up that will provide short-form content of premium quality for mobile devices.
October 04, 2017 Go to nytimes

The 100 Best Screenwriters of All Time

Vulture--As chosen by working screenwriters.
October 03, 2017 Go to Vulture

FandangoNow Bridges the Theatrical Experience and Streaming

NYTimes.com--Going to the movies with Fandango and getting the movies at home with FandangoNow.
September 30, 2017 Go to NYTimes.com