Tuesday, August 7, 2007

A Writer's Show

If I'd recommend a current show for writers to watch, it would be "On the Lot."

I try to spend as little time watching tv as I can, but I find these budding directors' films instructive---they must pack a cohesive story into just a few minutes of film---a short story on screen. It's been interesting to see what works for the audience and what doesn't. Obviously, print is different, but not by much.

As a writer, I can learn something from watching their successes and failures. Watching has nothing to do with the show being enjoyable, of course. (wink)

1 comment:

Bri said...

I've heard a lot about this show from digital film majors at university. I may try to catch it when I get back. I wouldn't have thought about it as a short story - great idea. :)