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SPARKS ~ the Power of Media to Ignite Change

SPARKS ~ VOL 5

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A Mini-Blog on the Power of Media to Ignite Change ​ INTERVIEW QUOTES Excerpts below are from the book Story Money Impact: Funding Media for Social Change, by Tracey Friesen (released March 2016). This series of nuggets and links is designed to inspire those driven to connect art & activism.   STORY Question – In what ways are you…

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TV Outside the Box

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Excerpt from an interview with TOM FONTANA: The Man in the HAZMAT Suit The original trailblazer, Tom Fontana has spent much of his extraordinary 30-year career writing about crime and punishment. Accordingly, I’d be committing a felony by not starting the story of the digital television revolution with him. Not only did he create, write, and produce Oz, the…

SPARKS ~ the Power of Media to Ignite Change

SPARKS ~ VOL 3 ~ LATE FEB 2016

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INTERVIEW QUOTES Excerpts below are from the book Story Money Impact: Funding Media for Social Change, by Tracey Friesen (released March 2016). This series of nuggets and links is designed to inspire those driven to connect art & activism.   STORY Question: What story ingredients do you think directors should try to hold sacred? Michelle van Beusekom…

SPARKS ~ the Power of Media to Ignite Change

SPARKS ~ VOL 2 ~ FEB 2016

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INTERVIEW QUOTES Excerpts below are from the book Story Money Impact: Funding Media for Social Change, by Tracey Friesen. This series of nuggets and links is designed to inspire those driven to connect art & activism.   STORY Question: Is there one story element that for you is the most important? Elise Pearlstein (Participant Media): When I’m…

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Indie Film Academy™ #32: Horror Filmmaking Masterclass with Danny Draven

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Indie Film Academy™ interviews author Danny Draven about horror filmmaking. See the interview below.   For more from Danny Draven, see his book The Filmmaker’s Book of the Dead!

SPARKS ~ the Power of Media to Ignite Change

SPARKS ~ the Power of Media to Ignite Change

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INTERVIEW QUOTES – excerpts below from the book Story Money Impact: Funding Media for Social Change, by Tracey Friesen   STORY Question: What to you are essential story ingredients for documentaries? Mark Achbar (The Corporation): I ask questions. Is it new? Are you telling me something I don’t already know? I’m always grateful for that. Are you…

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Born for VFX

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By Ian Failes, author of Masters of FX     When director Paul Verhoeven looked to convince studio executives that a story about a war between mankind and vicious ‘Arachnid’ insects should be greenlit, he turned to Phil Tippett. The visual effects supervisor, known for his work on George Lucas’ Star Wars films and on…

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Anne Zeiser on Star Wars Marketing for HuffPo

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Anne Zeiser was on The Huffington Post this week to discuss the runaway success of Transmedia Marketing of the Star Wars brand. They also quoted from Anne Zeiser’s seminal text, Transmedia Marketing: From Film and TV to Games and Digital Media. Many successful digital and viral entertainment marketing campaigns develop content that first, creates mystery around a passion…

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Martin Scorsese in 10 Scenes: Taxi Driver

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Excerpt from Martin Scorsese in 10 Scenes by Tim Grierson Focal Press, 2016 TAXI DRIVER, 1976 V. THE SHOOT-OUT The shoot-out scene is memorable not only for its violence, but also for a sense of ambiguity in it. This ambiguity pervades the whole movie, largely due to Schrader’s refusal to shine any solid light on…

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Danny Draven’s Top 5 Horror Trailers of All Time

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Just in time for Halloween, Danny Draven, author of The Filmmaker’s Book of the Dead, picked the creepiest Horror film trailers ever to grace the large or small screen. Whether you’ve seen these films or not, they are sure to delight and terrify.   5. THE ENTITY   4. ROSEMARY’S BABY   3. THE CHANGELING  …

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