The Cost of Creativity: Paper to Screen

Nothing is better than when two great minds come together and collaborate with their ideas. However, when a film adaption of a book is released, it can be a difficult time to make sure both that audiences are pleased with the results. No two people look at one thing the same way, everyone has their […]

Creativity from Culture: Jio Vichaar Entrepreneurship Challenge

Over this past summer, I travelled to India to create a promotional video for Wheaton’s all new: Jio Vichaar Entrepreneurship Challenge. The premise for Jio Vichaar is simple: highschool students from all over India are encouraged to form a team, create a product or service, undertake an online series of entrepreneurship courses put on by Wheaton and then compete against other teams for venture capitalism and professional business mentors. All said and done, the challenge is the first of its kind for Wheaton and I felt intimidated by the prospect of making a promotional video for it.

From Riches to More Riches: Philip DeFranco

When one thinks of the kind of person who would benefit form a platform like Patreon their mind often gravitates towards independent illustrators, podcasters, musicians, and other “starving” artists looking for a means of sustaining themselves while also doing work that hey love. It does not seem like the kind of place that well-established business […]

Wong Fu Productions— Using Patreon to Connect and Suceed

  Meet Wong Fu Productions— an Asian American filmmaking group that creates web content with the help of us, the consumers. Using the crowdfunding platform “Patreon,” Wong Fu Productions is able to receive money that fans choose to donate in order to help fund the production. They in turn release special and unlockable content that […]

Patreon Facilitating Audience Participation and Support

MurderofBirds is a popular Youtuber and Twitch member, a somewhat famous member of the RWBY fan community. He commonly theory-crafts with perspective audiences, and gives reactions to certain things that happen within the context of this animated show. Now given that these sorts of things are hardly novelty, what sets him apart is the Patreon […]

Fallen Titans: H3H3

The H3 Podcast was started by popular YouTube creators Ethan and Hila Klein as a companion piece to their main YouTube channel, H3H3 Productions. This podcast originally started off as a small yet high-production endeavor, with the two hosts able to make live commentary on subjects they found humorous while interacting with their fanbase. The […]

Your Role (Roll) is Critical

Geek and Sundry produces a show by the name of Critical Role, which is about the various misadventures of the collected crew of voice actors in the world of Dungeons and Dragons. Given the potential success of such the streaming show, I began to wonder why the creators had also decided to include a podcast […]