The Film Industry and the Smiling Curve
In the film industry, you have two things: Development and Distribution. Everything else is just process.
Do we want better movies, or do we want to keep our jobs?
Or: is a vote for the status quo below-the-line an implicit vote for the status quo above-the-line?
Content Is Not King
Or: if Content is King, why do Dumb Pipes keep buying up studios?
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What Does Disruptive Content Look Like? Part 1
The case of Video Game High School vs. Marco Polo beautifully illustrates classic disruption theory.
Billy Lynn’s High Frame Rate Walk
Ang Lee's "Billy Lynn" is the first movie produced in a triple-whammy 3D, 4k, and 120 frames per second....
Why Film has not been Disrupted (Yet), Part 5
The film industry is damned good at assimilating and neutralizing its top talent.
How To Get The On-Screen Credit You Deserve
A lot of names get omitted from final end credits. Make sure yours isn't one of them.
Why Film has not been Disrupted (Yet), Part 4
We show too much deference toward the film industry's old guard. It's time to lose that love affair.
Why Film has not been Disrupted (Yet), Part 3
Moore's Law may be gradually catching up with filmmaking, but it's our own mental habits that will prove...
Why Film has not been Disrupted (Yet), Part 2
Film technologists so far have focused on disrupting production technology. That's a start, but it won't...
Why Film has not been Disrupted Yet, Part 1
The film industry has resisted disruption so far. Either Big Media is bulletproof, or the real changes...