61 – Andy Interview – The New Age of Content from a Directors Perspective

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CTT-Monster-InterviewThis week Bob and J-Dean chat with Andy.

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Post Factum:

Bob intro’s the show then J-Dean intro’s their guest. Then the part where Andy talks about the biggest teacher in his life.
Then Bob fills Us in on some cool Vancouver history as we segue into the freedoms, changes & challenges of the mediums of TV, Theatrical, At Home & on the Internet.

Next Andy mentions:

Then they segue into The New New Google changes to content automation thru You Tube then Andy clarifies what at the beginning of all media projects need to start with story which segues into:

Along the way they talk about :

The part where Andy shares what he’s been watching & along the way they talk about:

  • Gravity – 2013 – IMDB: 8.5 – 117 200 users
  • Raiders Of The Lost Ark – 1981 – IMDB: 8.6 – 443 400 users

QFL: What Movies or TV shows can you remember that have a long single shot with no cutaways?

  • How about a single shot film: 21 Brothers
  • The Player – 1992 – IMDB: 7.6 – 34 000 users
  • Man with the Golden Arm – 1955 – IMDB: 7.4 – 5200 users
  • Citizen Kane – 1941 – IMDB: 8.5 – 217 800 users
  • Touch Of Evil – 1958 – IMDB: 8.2 – 52 800 users – (ECC: length of shot – 3:20)
  • Snake Eyes – 1998 – IMDB: 5.9 – 52 900 users – (ECC: Directed by Brian De Palma (12:30 shot but not continuous has 8 cuts within it)
  • Das Boot – 1981 – IMDB: 8.4 – 119 500 users

Next the part where Andy tells us about his favourite TV show & how He & his friends like to watch:

  • Breaking Bad – AMC – 5 seasons – IMDB: 9.4 – 276 000 users

Then Andy shares what Documentaries he’s been watching:

  • Senna – 2010 – IMDB: 8.5 – 30 600 users

Andy is also a fan of Documentary Director Adam Curtis:

  • The Century of the Self – 2002 – IMDB: 7.8 – 1600 users
  • All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace – 2011 – IMDB: 7.5 – 479 users
  • The Power of Nightmares – 2004 – IMDB: 8.0 – 2400 users
  • The Mayfair Set – 1999 – IMDB: 6.9 – 163 users
  • Pandora’s Box – 1992 – IMDB: 6.9 – 187 users
  • The Trap – 2007 – IMDB: n/a
  • The Living Dead – 1995 – IMDB: n/a

& his new film collaboration with Massive Attack :

  • Everything is Going According to Plan – 2013 – IMDB: n/a

And along the way we mention:

  • Sherlock – BBC – 2 seasons – 3rd/2014 – IMDB: 9.2 – 183 200 users
  • Broadchurch – ITV – 1 season – 2nd? – IMDB: 8.0 – 5200 users
  • The Wire – HBO – 5 seasons – IMDB: 9.4 – 109 300 users
  • Treme – HBO – 3 seasons – 4th/2013 – IMDB: 7.5 – 8000 users

Next Bob asks “What are your 4 desert island TV shows?”:
Andy’s list:

  • Heroes – NBC – 4 seasons – IMDB: 7.7 – 150 600 users
  • Mad Men – AMC – 6 seasons – 7th/2014 – IMDB: 8.6 – 91 200 users
  • Breaking Bad – AMC – 5 seasons – IMDB: 9.4 – 276 000 users
  • Secret Diary Of A Call Girl – ITV2 – 4 seasons – IMDB: 7.0 – 7500 users

Next the part where they break down each of his choices & here is a great real history/show timeline for Mad Men
Then Bob suggests to Andy:

  • Downton Abbey – ITV – 3 seasons – 4th/2013 + specials – IMDB: 8.7 – 61 500 users

Also mentioned:

  • Upstairs Downstairs – ITV – 5 seasons – IMDB: 7.7 – 1400 users
  • Gosford Park – 2001 – IMDB: 7.3 – 54 700 users
  • Lost – ABC – 6 seasons – IMDB: 8.5 – 251 300 users
  • The Almighty Johnsons – TV3 – 3 seasons – IMDB: 7.7 – 1300 users

OT: The part where they talk about the influence of TV shows on drinking & smoking & mething? while watching.

Notes from Andy:

Two additional videos Andy wants to share:

Thanks Andy!

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