Thursday, March 09, 2006

MYSpace the Movie

Meet David Lehre. His short little film that he posted on his web site was picked up by other's on the web and distributed around. Because of this David's web page gets more then 1 million hits a day. To be precise I believe it's 1.8 million, but whose counting. David and his buddies made a film based on MySpace, and had a little fun with it. Well he posted it on his web site, and in time he crashed his server. Traffic came pouring in, and soon after that he found himself with a deal with MTV entertainment to produce a film for them. Talk about light speed An article in the LA Times describes the circumstances and what happened to David almost overnight. You see David and his buddies have produced over 50 short films together since high school, and because of his body of work, and the popularity of his latest film he was offered to produce for MTV entertainment.

This is the kind of thing that we'll all see more of. As the web and TV & cable collide more and more web-based material will eventually seep through to our living rooms. The computer and TV are going to merge together, and there will be no stopping it. Then producers will have to think along the lines of HD, and bandwidth because that's what it'll take to get the consumer interested in their movie. That and what ever other exploitive tricks they can think up of to get them to download their product will be fair game. I've said it before and I'll say it again, and it's the same thing that Francis Coppola once said: "someday a 17 year old farm girl from the mid-west will blow movie-makers out of the water with her film that she did on her computer", and that day is coming. Happy film-making ladies and gentlemen.

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