Archive for October, 2008

Scott Kirsner hits it on the head

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Spot On

TV online, is not about repackagaing what we have already done with broadcast TV.

Online is a completely different environment.

The options for creativity are different.

The options for distribution and interaction are different.

The economics are completely different.

It’s cheaper and free to distribute.  Anyone can join the party.  There’s no hollywood hierarchy to work your way up.  With an audience, you can become the hottest producer, cinematographer, director or actor without spending years sucking up to the people with the money for production and marketing.

As Scott says, it is a really exciting time creatively.  But also cutulrally and socially.  You don’t need to deliver big hits to a have a viable long term career.  As Kevin Kelley would say, all you need is 1000 true fans.