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Your Creative Direction

On 09, Dec 2012 | 2 Comments | In Backstage, Technology, Thoughts | By BSG

It’s possible that the best screenplay you ever wrote could be better as a television series…or webisodes…or mobisodes. Creative direction is often self-evident, but as the digital world opens the doors wider, keep your eyes open for different opportunities. If the only thing you want to do is write that screenplay for a major Hollywood film, you may be limiting your opportunities, overestimating the chances of even getting it read, and underestimating the possibilities of the burgeoning world of entertainment media.

 

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If the topic is resonating with you, read the Google study about content consumption on four screens…things are changing…fast. Content consumption spread across the four internet connected small screens will continue to lead content consumption growth. Current generations of content consumers are referred to as the ‘discovery age’ because they are using the four screens to discover content that interests them…they are not necessarily looking for content they are already familiar with.

 

“Said another way, the TV and film businesses are changing as radically now as the music business did (and continues to change) ten years ago. ” -Michael Whalen

If your creative direction started out with a story you imagined would be perfect for television, you have at least two other doors open to market your content…mobisodes and webisodes. The long tail economy continues to get longer as we move away from the controlled sourcing of content by the big studios and television companies. This means that now that such a vast audience is connected to vast content choices (via internet connected devices) they can discover anything and everything that interests them…including your story. (Read “The Long Tail” by Chris Anderson – Forget squeezing millions from a few megahits at the top of the charts. The future of entertainment is in the millions of niche markets at the shallow end of the bitstream. Wired Magazine)

If you’re inspired to know more about how Big Story Group may be able to contribute, visit About Big Story Group to find out more about what we do.

What an incredible time to be a content creator.

 

 

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  1. C. Kent

    When do the contests start! I absolutely love the idea of creating a photo graphic novel and will get started on my story outline right now…can’t wait to get the new Adobe Photoshop Elements version that has a graphic novel filter built-in!

    • P. Parker

      Thank you for inviting me to the sneak preview of the new Big Story website. The articles have really inspired me to pay more attention to how changes in technology are changing consumer behaviors…both on the creator and the consumer’s parts…I’ll be back!

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