Why TV has become more culturally significant than film

(This is a piece I wrote some time ago) In a recent interview Steven Soderbergh observed that movies may no longer be as culturally significant as television. Lots of people have commented on this, using shows like Breaking Bad and Mad men as examples of how television can cater to a much longer, more involved … Continue reading Why TV has become more culturally significant than film

How to make a music video for £85

"Lisa's asking if there's any coke.""What?! No, it's not that kind of shoot.""No, I think she means--""It's not that kind of band, even." "No, I--""Apart from that one time…""Coca-Cola.""Oh. I see. No, there isn't any.""Or chocolate.""Chocolate?""She said maybe a Yorkie?""Do they still make those?""Any kind of chocolate.""There's water and there's some sandwiches, tell her.""Right…""Because this … Continue reading How to make a music video for £85

The Art Of The Script Meeting – How Not To Let Your Ego Get In The Way Of A Good Idea.

For the last few days, I’ve been reading Creativity, Inc. The book is about how Pixar works, how they maintain a culture of creativity whilst still fulfilling all their corporate ambitions, and it’s written by Ed Catmull; the guy who started the company and runs it to this day. I highly recommend it (not running … Continue reading The Art Of The Script Meeting – How Not To Let Your Ego Get In The Way Of A Good Idea.