Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Spine Tingler

If ever I had to list my top 10 moviemaking influences. William Castle would be on this list.

Since I learned about him when I was in junior high, I've been obsessed with his showmanship for the cinema. Sure his movies may borderline the cheesy, but it was his flair for the theatrical and his passion for engaging the audience that was so amazing to me. Between him and Hitchcock, I would not only become obsessed with moviemaking, but movie promoting and marketing as well.

I just recently found out there was a documentary about him that's been out for a few years now. Can't believe I haven't seen it yet. Here's the trailer.

His approach to marketing and showmanship was always one I was inspired by. And it's something many movie makers will probably need to return to. Get back to a level where you engage the audience directly. He and Hitchcock stuck to the rule I've been talking about for a while now.

Make more than just a movie. Create an event.

Monday, May 24, 2010

I once was LOST

Great night with the wife. We drank our Dharma Initiative Wine, ate great food, laughed, cried, and said goodbye to a show that was one of the best rides of our lives. It was truly a fun and enlightening experience, and definitely one that will help shape me as a storyteller.

Now I'm excited to move on to my own series, Monster Cops, and work to bring you my own thrills, action, laughs, and enlightenment.

I'm sad to see a show end, and happy to get back to work on a new one.

Thanks LOST. See you in another life, brotha.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

It's just moments away

This show has been a huge influence on me. It's been intriguing, and puzzling, and a heck of a ride. And I'll miss it. But as it ends, I look toward my own series creation, and I can only hope that what I make can reach people the same way this series has.