Great interview with AMC’s Josh Sapan at Recode about the benefits and limitations of using data in the creative process: https://megaphone.link/VMP9318038387 This mirrors what I’ve been saying about using data to inform the creative process, not decide. Too bad we don’t have the tools we need yet. Further reading: Scene Waste Analysis What do the […]
“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.”
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.
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…