In case you wanted to know what Rick and Morty was seven years before it was made.
For those of you who are starting school.
My favorite moment ever. Water & Power Ep.10 on Channel 101
Had to .GIF it, since I have been watching it on repeat. Definitely watch the full series, it’s magic.
Edit: I realized the .gif didn’t post right and I don’t have the energy to figure out how to fix it. LINK: http://giant.gfycat.com/ObedientDistantAchillestang.gif
Storytelling comes naturally to humans, but since we live in an unnatural world, we sometimes need a little help doing what we’d naturally do.
Draw a circle and divide it in half vertically.
Divide the circle again horizontally.
Starting from the 12 o clock position and going clockwise, number the 4 points where the lines cross the circle: 1, 3, 5 and 7.
Number the quarter-sections themselves 2, 4, 6 and 8.
Here we go, down and dirty:
- A character is in a zone of comfort,
- But they want something.
- They enter an unfamiliar situation,
- Adapt to it,
- Get what they wanted,
- Pay a heavy price for it,
- Then return to their familiar situation,
- Having changed.
Start thinking of as many of your favorite movies as you can, and see if they apply to this pattern. Now think of your favorite party anecdotes, your most vivid dreams, fairy tales, and listen to a popular song (the music, not necessarily the lyrics). Get used to the idea that stories follow that pattern of descent and return, diving and emerging. Demystify it. See it everywhere. Realize that it’s hardwired into your nervous system, and trust that in a vacuum, raised by wolves, your stories would follow this pattern.
I will talk in greater detail about this pattern in subsequent tutorials.
Episode 1: “Let’s go listen to records!”
This video screened at the August 2014 Channel 101 NY live screening. The live audience voted for their favorite shows and the top five entered Prime Time and returned with a new episode the next month. The rest were canceled! To see the results and submit your own show, visit http://ny.channel101.com.
Gethard does bad all by himsef.
The New New York shows for August are up!
Central City Television Festival - COMING SOON
Hey everybody, keep a look out for my *OFFICIAL REJECTION* from the New York Television Festival. Haha I make good decisions. I decided to make a spec pilot for the NYTVF about a television festival and, of course, it was rejected.
Maybe they couldn’t handle our cutting satire, turning television festivals on their heads. Maybe they were AFRAID it was TOO REAL & TOO RAW for their festival. Perhaps they realized printing the words "Central City Television Festival" in their program would confuse people. Or, of course, maybe it’s simply not as good as the 62 other pilots they accepted.
In either case, be on the look out for…
CENTRAL CITY TELEVISION FESTIVAL:
THE PILOT NEW YORK TELEVISION FESTIVAL DOESN’T WANT YOU TO SEE.
Haha. I’ll drop it online in the next couple days.
This Is The Face of My Mental Illness
I took this picture of myself at the end of a day I spent in bed, scared and crying, feeling alone and hopeless and completely desperate.
This is the face of my mental illness. This is the face of my sadness when it is at its most inexplicable and its most pronounced.
I am not ashamed of it.
In a couple weeks, I’m gonna show a theater full of people how to be smooth.