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Why You Need to Pay Attention to the Video Game Industry (In Case You Weren’t Already)

Liz Shannon Miller explains how the gaming industry is starting to play a bigger and bigger role in entertainment and the film/television industries. Here’s some friendly advice for anyone who’s passionate about film, television and media in general: If you don’t pay attention to the video game industry, now might be the time to start. Read MoreRead More

Each TV Network Does Dramas Differently: Here’s How

Terry Curtis Fox examines the strategies each television network employs in their crop of scripted television shows. Thirty years ago, when I began writing episodic television, there were network dramas and syndicated shows. These days, when I’m teaching one-hour drama, that single catch-phrase encompasses everything that fits the time slot. But the explosion of different Read MoreRead More

A Behind the Scenes Look at Making “The Price is Right”

Check out this behind the scenes look at the making of “The Price is Right” from how directors select camera angles to how producers select contestants.   The show’s producers have pulled away the curtain, though, by releasing a video showing all of the behind-the-scenes work that goes into a single episode. It’s a fascinating Read MoreRead More

Flame VFX for Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

FxGuide chats with Flame artist/owner Sam Edwards, who spent eight months working in the production offices on vfx for the new TV series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Edwards composited almost 250 shots, which was approximately 1/6th of the show. We cover a bit of background on the job and then Edwards provides an overview of several Read MoreRead More

Behind the Scenes of “I Love Lucy” – 1953

Go behind the scenes of “I Love Lucy” – the television show that would set the model for practically all live studio audience sitcoms since. Video Description “I Love Lucy” is an American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley. The black-and-white series originally ran from October 15, 1951, to Read MoreRead More

The Science Behind our Insatiable Need to Binge-Watch TV

We’ve all found ourselves in the “One-More-Episode” mode – but it turns out we may have that ingrained in our genes. Never before have we been such compulsive multitaskers, blogging and tweeting using multiple devices and smartphones anywhere and everywhere, from trains to cafes. It seems a little backwards, then, that one of our top Read MoreRead More

How Is Technology Changing TV Narrative? | Idea Channel |

Watching our favorite TV shows is one of the most fundamental ways we entertain ourselves. And for most of TV history, these stories were simple and episodic: you could watch one episode when it aired, and it was a self-contained story. But now that we have the ability to find the whole back- catalogue of Read MoreRead More

Is Television Still the End Goal?

Liz Shannon Miller ponders the question of Network Television and is it still the goal of digital content creators? Before the rise of digital content, life for creators was a lot more simple but a lot harder: If you wanted to tell stories in a visual medium, your only real option was to head to Los Read MoreRead More

Adam Savage intervews Breaking Bad Creator: Vince Gilligan

Vince Gilligan is a writer, director, and the creator of Breaking Bad. He was a writer and producer on X-Files, and co-created its spinoff, The Lone Gunmen. Join Adam Savage for a spoiler-filled conversation with Vince Gilligan, as they discuss the writing in Breaking Bad, the process of running a hit show, and stories from Read MoreRead More

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