Our industry is based on a story. Which means we wouldn’t be anywhere without writers. Tonight we talk with writers from several media genres about the challenges they face in creating their words and stories.
Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Cirina Catania, Jonathan Handel, Philip Hodgetts, Anne Toole, Andrew David James, and James DeRuvo.
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Featured Interview #1: Even Non-scripted Shows have Scripts
Cirina Catania is an independent filmmaker specializing in non-scripted shows. But, even non-scripted shows have scripts; plus a whole lot of planning and organization to turn a series of clips into a story.
Featured Interview #2: Writing Stories for Children
By day, he choreographs fights. By night, though, Andrew David James writes children’s books. Discover how the creative process of acting infuses his stories with remarkable insight and warmth; and how writing for children is different from writing for adults.
The Accidental Journalist
He calls himself the “accidental journalist.” But, when a strange sequence of events offered Jonathan Handel the opportunity to write for “The Hollywood Reporter,” he said: “Yes!” And 900 stories later, he’s still going strong.
Automating the Scripting Process
Writing is hard, but transcribing is harder still. Now, new technology is automating the process of transcribing audio into text, then linking that text back to the source media for editing. Tonight, Philip Hodgetts, CEO of Lumberjack System, explains how this process works.
Writing for Webisodes and Video Games
It began with a degree in Archeology. From there, it expanded into writing science fiction and fantasy. From there, it grew into writing webisodes, video games and television. The writing career of Anne Toole followed an unusual path – but one that was driven by characters, stories and scripts.
Blackmagic Design Announces New Products
Dan May, President of Blackmagic Design for the Americas, announces new products specifically designed for live video streaming.
The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update
James DeRuvo, Senior Writer at DoddleNEWS, has a multi-faceted career that spans radio, film and publishing. Covering technology in the video industry for nearly 20 years, James presents our weekly DoddleNEWS Update.