20 January 2016
Multimedia Storytelling and TRF
As a television, radio, and film major I will be learning the vital dimensions of the 21 st
century story telling through critical thinking, writing, multimedia storytelling, diversity,
3-2-1: BCIB Chapter 1
The first discovery I made while reading this chapter was that the invention of radio was
far more complicated than I had originally thought. Conventially, when one thin
3-2-1: Film History
The first discovery I made while reading this article was that in the early days of film,
many regarded it as evil and immoral. Movie theaters were considered by some to b
3-2-1: BCIB Chapter 3
The first discovery I made while reading this chapter was that all mass communication is
based on the process of facsimile technology. What this means is that everything
3-2-1: BCIB Chapter 2
The first discovery I made while reading this chapter was that the FCC was initially not at
all involved in cable television. In 1958, they decided that they did not hav
TRF 235 - Jones
3-2-1: BCIB Chapter 5
The first discovery I made while reading this chapter was the difference between
commercial and non-commercial TV. Commercial TV is responsible for the majority of
what we see on
3-2-1: BCIB Chapter 7
The first discovery I made while reading this chapter was that the primary product that a
broadcast radio or television station has to sell is not programming or advertis
March 19th, 2014
DisneyABC Television Group
President - Anne Sweeney
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer - Peter Seymour
The Disney-ABC Television Group headquarters are located
February 2nd, 2014
The Weinstein Company
President and CEO - Rob Weisbach
Co-founder and Co-chairman - Bob Weinstein
Co-founder and Co-chairman - Harvey Weinstein
COO - David Glasser
3-2-1: BCIB Chapter 4
The first discovery I made while reading this chapter was that news and talk are currently
the most popular format in radio. I found this to be particularly surprising,
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About the company:
CBS Corporation is a mass media corporation, primarily operated in the United States.
Originally founded as Viacom in 1971, the
Episodic and New Media
Up until now, we've been talking about single, long-form storytelling.
There are many different kinds of storying telling out there.
A long-form story (movies, novels) is told with one protagonist, one goal, no
There's a lot of advice out there of crushing it "in the room."
The best thing you can do is know your story, so that when they ask you
questions, you can answer them.
Do not wing it. Be prepared.
The first thing you need to know is that wh
What Makes Good Dialogue?
Believable vs. Realistic
- Realistic dialogue is annoying, hard to follow, and rambly.
- In real life, 90% of what people say is fluff.
- In film, everything your characters say has to matter, even when you
mean it to lo
Sacredness of Character
Character is the most important thing you will write, because every story is
The most important character you will write.
Audience rides through your story on the back of your protagonist.
Breaking the Story
Refers to breaking your story down into chunks.
A story consists of units of conflict, piled one on top of the other, until the story
Kind of like Jenga.
Your job is to break your story into units of conflict that pile on one
How to Make Feedback Work For You
Dealing with feedback is an essential part of the process for every writer, director
In order to incorporate feedback into your work properly, you need to be able to
receive and give feedback.
When we talk about writing action today, I'm not talking about action as a
We're not shooting things up.
Expressing character through action.
Writing action isn't just about blocking.
When you write action
I expect you t
Basic Concepts to Remember
Any properly-built structure will work.
Structure gives the story a framework, and an escalation strategy.
Structure is the framework on which you hang your magic.
The Rules of Structure
Know who your protagonist/antag
Red (2010) Notes
Frank Moses - What does he want? A normal life and Sarah
Cooper - What does he want? Hunt and kill Frank Moses
Strengths? Intelligent, smart, charming, physically fit, badass, passionate, wise
Moonstruck (1987) - Notes
Loretta - What does she want? She wants luck/tradition
Loretta (Int. antagonist) - What does she want?
Strengths? Independent, caring
Acquiring a Literary Property for Film and Television
By Larry Elin
Many Newhouse students want to work in Hollywood, and a good number of them want to be
either producers or agents. Both film producers and agents spend most of their time doing deals
History of Cable, Home Video, and the Internet
The Story of Cable T'v'
- Started in rural towns
~ Community antenna- sharing a common antenna to pick up T'vr signals
- 1952, about TD cable systems serving 15,DDD US. homes
FCC and Cable
- Early on FCC
History of News
The Ken nedy Assassin ation - Television emerges as primary sou rce of news and information
- Killing ol suspect, Lee Hanrev Oswald in front of millions
JFK's funeral seen worldwide -:~Ei of 10 Am erica ns watch JFK fun
- Indicating the Nature of the Business
- More radio stations than anv other media
- Stimes more radio than newspapers
10 times more radio than television
v competition for advertis
Broadcast and Cable! Satellite W Today
Television moves from analog,r to digital, high-denition
More television networks and ca hie networks today than 10 years ago
Television competes with he rne video. video game 5, and the Intern et for v
Radio Regulation and Format Design
Radio stations choose own programming
- Section 325 - Communications Act - gives broadcasters freedom from censorship
- American Radio has fori'nat freedom
- Task 4 provide attractive programming t
October 9, 2013
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Sumner M. Redstone, Chairman/Founder
Philippe P. Dauman,
October 28, 2013
Film Industry 3-2-1
3 Discoveries from the Reading
I didnt put much thought into how movies were rated until the film we watched,
This Film is Not yet Rated and this article. However, it raises