‘Click or attach?’ (part 2)

November 19, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all,

Okay, if you haven’t read last week’s post, do that now by clicking here Then decide which approach has the best chance of drawing the interest of the director/producer – something that is accessed through a hyperlink and plays OR something that is downloaded and read on screen/ printed paper.

And of course…if you are thinking like a producer or director, you will realise that the short film wins hands-down because visual always trumps prose because through this medium -along with sound- we experience drama, tone, issues, characters, etc. In short: this is the power of the filmic piece.

Now, had we been pitching an idea for radio, the link would take us to a recorded excerpt from a radio series because (for this format) audio always trumps visual. Let me confess here that I haven’t got an example to demonstrate with today but it wouldn’t be too hard for me to use a friend’s podcast equipment and get a few actors I know to record some pages from a sitcom or radio drama that could then be placed online as an audio hyperlink for others to access.

All of which brings us nicely on to the task for this week which is a different storyboard of mine for a project I hope to see produced next year. Possibly something I might use to raise funds for the short film. It’s called ‘The Weighing Room’ and (like last week) you have  choice:

WATCH it here by clicking this link https://vimeo.com/270749660  


DOWNLOAD the attachment by clicking here and read the prose to understand the thinking behind it .

(Remember, you’re a busy producer/director with little or no time to be distracted: which of the two is most likely to draw your interest?)

Til next time!



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