Higher speed internet, extremely good compression (MP3), and delivery mechanisms (remember Napster) got the record companies a little hot under the collar a decade ago. That bead of sweat trickling down the forehead of a Record studio exec was a very real trickle of sweat. It didn't kill music-- it made alternative music more accessible. In fact, with the Internet, and iTunes and all of it's brethren, it has made all music more accessible. Piracy? The record industry needed a shakeup-- and they got it.
Now, what Napster did for music, Youtube, Vimeo, iTunes is doing for video. With crowd-sourcing avenues to raise capital, and the tools to produce quality movies (shorts and features) at your fingertips, anyone can produce.
Now, here's where I tell you that the most amazing tool or instrument does not produce a work of art or even entertainment. It didn't work with the advent of the Macintosh and desktop publishing. It doesn't work with the myriad of music production applications and hardware. And having the latest video equipment and editing software will not guarantee another Scorsese masterpiece.
But in the right hands, these tools will sing, dance, and entertain. I see a bead of sweat trickling down the forehead of a Movie studio exec.
Here is a great example.
Trott The Zombie
We have a new Zombie in town. Trott The Zombie was your average well mannered young fellow until he was unjustly savaged by a member of the undead. Now Trott wanders the earth alone and hungry and has recently been seen as a bit of YouTube star on his channel “Trott The Zombie.”
Trott The Zombie channel was launched early September and has seen major success with the first video of Trott trying to integrate back into society with an interesting response from Londoners. The directors David Bispham and Danny Albury have been keeping this all very quiet, but have mapped out a following 8 episodes which look set to be truly epic. The first episode “Origins of Trott” sets the scene explaining just how Trott turned and following episodes include Ex MP’s being ripped apart and a military encounter that leaves the army fighting for their lives.
Make sure you subscribe to the Trott channel to keep up to date with the following episodes and follow him on Twitter to keep abreast of his hunt for human flesh.
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/trottthezombie
Mr. Trott himself told us that their aim was to capture life from the view point of Trott rather than a hoard of Zombies being shot at by the survivors.
Also, watch Trott in London!
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