Editing is my passion. Art is my life. Emotion drives my work.
I mean, they did premiere the trailer for the film inside of Fortnite, and showed an entire film as well. They're not shy about online content to reach the masses. Of course, all of us film fanatics are more concerned about the quality rather than the content. I'm concerned about it too, but we're living in different times and the mass majority of consumers don't give quality a second thought. There are ways to recoup the money, like you suggest. But I'm not sure we've seen anyone do it with this kind of scope. I'm curious to see what transpires, tbh.
I'm not gonna lie, I would totally go see it! But... I'm not gonna risk my health (compromised immune system here...) if I have to sit anywhere near someone else. I would have to buy out all the seats around me to feel comfortable enough to go. Because I know COVID-19 is not gonna ease up anytime soon. If theaters do open before the release, I imagine they will only allow a third of the theater to be sold out in order to have people sat at least 6 feet from one another.
I would love it if they released it for VOD online, or even to purchase so I could still view it in my house with my home theater setup. I don't know what that would look like for WB, but that's what I would like to see in order to fully enjoy the release. And yes, I'll watch all 3 hours and be excited about it, because Nolan wrote and directed, which means every second matters. I bet it won't even feel like 3 hours. There's a good joke in there somewhere...
The angle here is a pop icon influencing the next generation through entertainment. I think most of us understand that perspective. And I also understand it's hard not to talk about that in light of its popularity, especially with its given demographic. But I feel NFS should also be looking at this in the light of what tech was used and the story that brought the creators to make such a character and continue to create this particular content. Also... who or what is CAA? lol. There is no full descriptor of the acronym in this article. It's OK, I'll just google it.
On a side note, I would follow the instagram account simply to see what kind of challenges are being tackled artistically through each photo. Not so much for the character itself. Kind of reminds me of the implementation of AR nowadays.
Good read. (disclaimer, haven't seen the show, don't care about spoilers, so my subjective opinion is limited to words read and experience as a filmmaker)
"It's much closer to reality TV than it is to Documentary filmmaking." And that's why I have zero interest. Regardless of the subtext or incoherent message it tries to tell. Maybe call it "elevated reality TV" but I do hope Netflix doesn't focus on this route of content. I'd be more curious about a conversation diving into the creative process of it all and why exactly someone decided it would fun to capture, rather than a "Holy shit! Look how crazy this is!" type of thing. That's YouTube's brand.
I absolutely love the use of the music here. It sounds orchestral like it was recorded on a sound stage (I haven't done any research, just guessing), and I feel like it added another huge layer of depth and production value.
My question is, with such a small budget, how was that approached? More favors? Grabbing from pre-existing songs?
Beautiful all around. I also love Blade Runner, but I feel more Alien in this piece. Still, very nostalgic. Love it. Would definitely watch the feature.