Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Don't Pitch to Buyers, Pitch to the Audience - Addendum

I'd like to thank a commenter named Raff who pointed me to this Patton Oswalt speech given at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal in 2012.

I envy stand-up comedians for two reasons.  First, they get to deliver their work in real time, as opposed to animators who work for weeks, months or years before it reaches an audience.  Second, there is nothing separating a comedian and the audience.  Artists who work on features can sit in a theatre and view their work with an audience, but artists who work in TV or games don't get that chance.  They only get an abstracted version of the audience in for form of ratings or financial grosses.  Those are pretty cold compared to seeing and feeling people respond in person.

Oswalt's speech covers many of the same points as this series of articles.  As Oswalt is better known and more successful than me, maybe his words will carry more weight than mine.  The point is that creative people in many fields are realizing that the old structure is obsolete and that there are opportunities out there for anyone who chooses to pursue them.

(And there's one more addendum.)


Raff said...

You're welcome and more importantly, thank you for the articles...and here's one last chunk of wood to throw on the fire (specific to the Canadian animation industry) and it hurts:


hopy said...

I envy stand up comedian for two reasons . First, they get to finish their work in real time , as opposed to animation work for weeks , months or years before it reaches the audience . Second, there is nothing separating a comedian and the audience is . Artists working on these features can sit in a movie theater and see their work with the audience , but artists working in TV or games do not get that opportunity . They only get an abstract version of the audience in the form of sliding rate or finance. It was quite cold compared to see and feel everyone in the reaction . " It is difficult to tell you the truth, every profession has its bad side lwoij face , but if you really love comedy and passionate software with it , you would not say so ? When you stand on the stage that you are taking for everyone to see , all fun, .... let your passion for your favorite craft do not envy other people , nothing is perfect, my friend

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