Homemade PVC Shoulder Rig

April 15, 2012


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Wrecked has its first official physical things! Last night Dan, our DP, and I made this sweet shoulder rig. We mostly followed a tutorial by QUICK FX. (The information you’re looking for starts about a minute in.) It did skip over some steps that might not be so obvious to beginners, though, so I’m going to try […]

Posted in: the theory stuff

Feeding Your Crew

April 9, 2012


If you have to feed your crew, which you almost always do, and your budget is tight, which it almost always is, you’re going to be tempted to buy the cheapest shit you can get your hands on. That usually means bagels, chips, crackers and cookies. And it’s going to ruin your shoot. All of […]

Posted in: on the set

Why Web TV?

March 28, 2012


Every so often, maybe every couple months, I go back and re-read the pilot of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. You can find it kicking around online. Studio 60, for the uninitiated, was an Aaron Sorkin show about an SNL-esque sketch show. It’s like 30 Rock with the tone and format of The West […]

Posted in: the theory stuff

Running a Strong Kickstarter Campaign

March 28, 2012


Because of the nature of my blog, I’m mostly interested in getting information to people starting web tv shows, but I’ve tried to make this post accessible to anyone working in video. I originally had my biggest tip at the bottom of this entry, but it made me worry that people might not make it […]

Posted in: pre-production

Interview w/Cynthia Lair of Cookus Interruptus

March 27, 2012


Cover of "Feeding the Whole Family"

Elizabeth Ellis: Let me start with background on you and how your career led you to be interested in a show and specifically a show on the internet. Cynthia Lair: Well, I have a background in acting and I made my living the first twenty years of my life acting in television commercials. Now, that’s […]

Posted in: interviews

Who You Need to Make Your Show

March 7, 2012


Most of the big auteurs you can name got to be so recognizable by being a whole package. Robert Altman, Wes Anderson, Woody Allen, Quentin Tarantino, P T Anderson, etc. all wrote their most famous and influential films. Powerhouses like Spielberg might not write that much, but you better believe he’s a producer. If you […]

Show Bibles

March 6, 2012


The original intent of the show bible was to help you in production. It established the world clearly to help the writers with continuity of character and setting. These days the bible starts out as a document to help you pitch the project and often winds up abandoned. I don’t know at what stage these […]

Posted in: pre-production

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