In the right hands, it could be great. It all comes down to the writing, which needs to have Serling’s bite, and the application design – the user experience – which has to find creative ways to engage the audience to explore a multithreaded plotline without being stupid or obvious. If the technology makes you think about IT rather than the story, it’s failed.
Well, as a matter of fact, I think they’re in good hands!
“Interlude is known for making videos that play like sophisticated choose-your-own-adventure films. The company’s tech first rose to popular prominence more than two years ago with a video revival of Bob Dylan‘s classic anthem “Like a Rolling Stone.” It allowed viewers to channel surf among 16 channels of different actors and reality-TV stars, all lip-syncing along with Dylan’s song.”
The interactive “Like a Rolling Stone” KICKED ASS. It was a seamless and smooth implementation of a great idea, and a technical marvel. So put me down as more than cautiously optimistic about all this. Time, at last, will tell.
Read more about the Twilight Zone reboot here.
A new entry in the Mother’s Day Horror Film canon. Only 15 minutes long, and NOT for the faint of heart, but it has an assured sense of visual storytelling that’s more apparent on 2nd viewing. If you can stand it. I was seriously squirming, and also quite impressed. Never underestimate a Mother’s love.
Joe Franklin was an American radio and television host personality from New York City. His show began in 1950 on WJZ-TV (later WABC-TV) and moved to WOR-TV (later WWOR-TV) from 1962 to 1993. Those are the stats. In reality, he was the living embodiment of the golden era of showbiz and, in fact, the inventor of the contemporary television talk show.
Thankfully, some of those shows have now begun to surface in an official YouTube archive. On tap are interviews with Fay Wray, Tiny Tim, Andy Devine, Irish McCalla (from She Demons!), Joan Fontaine, Donald O’Connor and Jay Leno. The J. Geils Band also makes an appearance, lip-syncing “Freeze Frame.”
One can only hope this archive will continue to grow.
Browse the Joe Franklin Show archives on You Tube.
David Lynch’s map of Twin Peaks
“We knew where everything was, and it helped us decide what mood each place had, and what could happen there. Then the characters just introduced themselves to us and walked into the story.”
Read More: David Lynch Draws a Map of Twin Peaks (to Help Pitch the Show to ABC)
Tape Op is to the audio world what Video Watchdog is to the video world. The definitive article.
“I used to have a professional record cutting machine. I think it was fifth or sixth grade. My dad used to work in broadcast and I guess all the radio stations used to use these professional lathes for cutting commercials… So I got it for like a hundred bucks… You could find blank red lacquers at Goodwill and things like that for a nickel a piece… I spent a lot of time looking at the grooves through the microscope; inspecting my work. It got me kinda interested in playing music.”
Greg Sage of The Wipers
The Tape Op Interview: Greg Sage of The Wipers