Legendary TV producer, Austin Berlin, bring his taste for competition and cooking to your home kitchen.
“Wow, I imagine that the level of frustration in your field is very high, because the jobs that are interesting probably don’t pay the bills, and the jobs that pay the bills probably aren’t very interesting.”
"A writer needs a pen, an artist needs a brush, but a filmmaker needs an army."Orson Welles
By categorizing and analyzing all of the scenes that make it into a show, and comparing them to the scenes that are left out, trends could be identified that would enable Production Companies to avoid shooting similarly wasteful scenes in the future.
When planning a show, it is wise to begin with the deliverables in mind. Knowing what you are expected to deliver can save innumerable time and money. And nowhere is it more important, than with new media companies. This event featured four presentations by companies at the cutting edge of post production.
My final show as an Online Editor was the Swedish Sauna episode of ‘Indoor Out’ for HGTV in 2009. Before I left I wrote the following letter and checklist for the Assistant Editor who had been training to takeover my role.
My colleague wrote a thoughtful comparison of; Roland Barthes’ analysis of Professional Wrestling, and her observations of Reality Television.
Her commentary on the topic is so thought provoking because it stands in stark contrast to the typical argument that “reality television is lowbrow because it isn’t challenging” best embodied by one of my favorite essays on the subject: Dance Moms and the broken promise of reality television.
My colleague’s commentary on the meta-conversation that take place on Twitter by viewers is also an engaging position. As someone who works in the business I enjoy reading audience commentary. Especially when they pickup on something that may not have been intentional in the first place.
Recently, I had cause to revisit Roland Barthes’ 1957 book of essays, Mythologies, a study of signifiers and the underlying ideology that such signifiers refer to; and despite the passage of time, his approach still applies today. In his first essay, “The World of Wrestling,” Barthes says that wrestling is not a sport but a spectacle and that “[t]he public is completely uninterested in knowing whether the contest is rigged or not.” Not only is that still true of wrestling, but also Reality TV. Regardless of articleafterarticle “revealing” that Reality isn’t – well – real, audiences just keep watching. In fact, it is quite possible to extend Barthes’ wrestling analysis even further in terms of Reality TV and, in light of the fact that I’m presently unemployed, that is precisely what I intend to do in this piece – specifically by applying Barthes analysis to VH1’s new…
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"I love editing. I think I like it more than any other phase of filmmaking. If I wanted to be frivolous, I might say that everything that precedes editing is merely a way of producing film to edit."
Readers of this blog know I've been following Katzenberg's newest venture for a while, so I was pleased to learn more about Quibi.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."