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 […]

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 […]

Tiny Desk Concerts at NPR

NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts series began in 2008, a creation of Bob Boilen. He characterizes the Tiny Desk performances as “intimate”, and makes a point to feature both “emerging artists” and “well-known musicians”. Boilen is also creator and host to NPR’s All Songs Considered, and has been bringing his musical influence to NPR since 1988. […]

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 […]

Welcome to Podcasting

Welcome to Nightvale was started in 2012, by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, and is still being produced after six years. A fantasy/sci-fi series, the podcast is one of the first podcasts to work as a storytelling format set in a fictional world, presented as the radio-news reports from a fictional town’s radio station. In […]

AI Film Editing— What Will Become of the Human Editor?

Professionals that work in the creative industries have a problem, and that is one of precarity—and workers from other fields seem to know it too. “Why don’t you go into a more stable job, like Insurance?” my Father says on the daily, as I tell him that I want to edit videos for the rest […]

Creative Construction

Creative Construction: The Categorization of Work Let us begin with a simple assertion; to categorize is to organize, to organize is to control. The entertainment industry, which includes film and media and video games first and foremost on this issue, has become obsessed with compositing many different pieces to form a whole as efficiently as […]