Month: February 2014

WME’s Marc Geiger Challenges Music Industry to Embrace Change

Geiger talked about how to avoid “wave two of the revenue chasm… because files are kinda over, and we’re transitioning into the next stage of the system, which is streaming”.

This article was originally posted on musically.com. Last up at Midem today was a keynote talk from Marc Geiger, head of music at WME, with a no-holds-barred speech challenging the music industry to stop complaining about streaming payouts and big tech giants, and to start embracing the changes, and in particular streaming services. Geiger talked…

Apply for the Envision Social Good Media Center Fellowship

Apply by Tuesday April 1st for a chance to win 6 months free Incubator membership at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP.

Apply by Friday April 1st for a chance to win 6 months free Incubator membership at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP. https://www.nymediacenter.com/membership-incubator.cfm Please Enter Code: Envision14 For those creatives and entrepreneurs with a project or company dedicated to social good, Envision is offering a Fellowship at the Made in NY Media Incubator.…

The Key Thing Entrepreneurs Should Know About Storytelling

As I prepare, it occurs to me that people are still not convinced of the value of storytelling as an authentic, natural, and effective mode of communication.

This article was originally posted on rudebaguette.com. On Monday, I’m giving a talk on storytelling for entrepreneurs at a business school. As I prepare, it occurs to me that people are still not convinced of the value of storytelling as an authentic, natural, and effective mode of communication. This post is going to be a…

Art at Arm’s Length: A History of the Selfie

We live in the age of the selfie. A fast self-portrait, made with a smartphone’s camera and immediately distributed and inscribed into a network, is an instant visual communication of where we are, what we’re doing, who we think we are, and who we think is watching.

This article was originally posted on vulture.com. 1. Defining a new form. We live in the age of the selfie. A fast self-portrait, made with a smartphone’s camera and immediately distributed and inscribed into a network, is an instant visual communication of where we are, what we’re doing, who we think we are, and who…

Writing for Visual Thinkers: Narrative Structures

Approaching a visual project from a storytelling perspective can bring a unique richness to the final message.

This article was originally published on Graphics.com Storytelling How does the word “narrative” relate to both written and visual work? Narrative structures are embedded in a story to help give the story a framework. Narrative moves a person through a story in a pleasurable and compelling fashion. A narrative can be heard, as in a…

The Rise of ‘YouTube Nation’

A look into the YouTube creator community and it's perspective in relation to Hollywood.

This article was originally posted on thevideoink.com. Upon arriving at the offices of “YouTube Nation,” the last thing I expected was to be witness to a robbery. Yet, I was on the premises for no more than 10 minutes before I crossed paths with a crime that could only be described as “positively funky fresh.”…

The Stories That Bind Us

Psychologists have found that every family has a unifying narrative, and those narratives take one of three shapes...

This article was originally published in the New York Times. I hit the breaking point as a parent a few years ago. It was the week of my extended family’s annual gathering in August, and we were struggling with assorted crises. My parents were aging; my wife and I were straining under the chaos of…

Building a Narrative that’s Explosive

A Hollywood Screenwriter decides to 'Go Game' and tread into the world of Video Game Narrative Design.

This article was originally published in the New York Times. In 2010 Tom Bissell — author of seven books, contributor to publications like The New Yorker and Harper’s Magazine, darling of book reviewers who compare him to writers like Wells Tower and John Jeremiah Sullivan — announced that he was going to “go game,” in…

The art of immersion: Why do we tell stories?

This is an article curated by the Media Center staff and was originally posted by Tribeca’s Future of Film site. Below is an excerpt with a link to read the full article: What is it about stories, anyway? Anthropologists tell us that storytelling is central to human existence. That it’s common to every known culture.…

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