I’m Overthinking It

We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap. – Anthony Hopkins

Ok, so it’s been two months. There are no excuses. Well, maybe, there’s one. I’ve been overthinking thing just a little too much.

Facebook Video Update and TV App

It’s always nice to see Facebook bring something new to their platform. Especially when it’s video related. My favorite feature, by far, is the full screen vertical view and the watch and scroll feature we’re all use to seeing on Netflix.

But the greatest news of them all …Facebook is finally rolling out with their Facebook app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and much more. Finally! Facebook is coming to the big screen. How exciting for us content creators.

The Oscar’s Roundtable by The Hollywood Reporter

Watching these videos will give you tons of insights on the craft and business of the movie industry. The nice thing about it is that you get to see these craftsmen at a personal level. Just a bit more transparency than usual. It’s nice, I think. It might sound weird, but each time I watch,  I think “how would I respond that question? Hold on, let me write this down just in case they do ask me one day.” Yeah, all this stuff is super inspirational for me.
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Learning Sketch Comedy – Part 1

Sketch comedy comprises a series of short comedy scenes or vignettes, called “sketches”, commonly between one and ten minutes long. Such sketches are performed by a group of comic actors or comedians, either on stage or through an audio or visual medium such as radio and television. – Wikipedia

I think as a storyteller it’s important to know a thing or two about comedy. Since I like producing sketch-comedy type of videos, it’s in my best interest to learn how to properly construct a gag; understand visual comedy; improve my comedy writing; and maybe learn some history on it while I can.

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