Lights Camera Read, the media education organization, has recently opened up its process to give choices to the readers of its blog. They are doing this by asking viewers what kind of content they would like to see more of. Thus far Lights Camera Read has been known mostly for their Art Gush program that helps artists of all kinds to take their careers to the next level by creating web series. Now, after opening up to input, Lights Camera Read will surely develop some new educational products that the public is interested in.
I was asked to write a brief piece for the new publication entitled “Artist Steps” regarding the filmmaking process for “Thrillumentary.” “Thrillumentary” is a web series we’ve been working on for the past year at Lights Camera Read. And although it has been successful as an educational tool, the worry is whether it will be successful as a piece of entertainment. Part of this fear comes out of the fact it is based on a one man show for theater, which means it is extremely dialogue based. Often works that are based on “mostly verbal” don’t do as well as those that are more visually oriented. If you are a member of the “NYC Make a Difference” newsletter from Entertainment Entrepreneurship, you are going to get to weigh in with your opinions through secret screenings of the series before it is released.