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Spec Pre Show Attraction Video - Show writing

 
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RobyMB



Joined: 31 Jul 2012
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Location: Austin, TX

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:49 am    Post subject: Spec Pre Show Attraction Video - Show writing Reply with quote

Hi Gang. Long time listener, first time caller.

If anyone on the internet understood what would drive someone to make a spec pre-show video to showcase their skills, it would be this group.

I've been interested in show writing for years, but I've never quite figured out how to approach it. I've got plenty of TV, radio and video spots to showcase, as well as screenplays. So much of attraction design is visual. Renderings. Models. I wanted to create something to show, rather than read.

I'd like to invite everyone to venture back to Tomorrowland 1967 and watch this 'unused' pre-show film for the classic attraction Adventure Thru Inner Space, titled 'Project Omni'.

http://youtu.be/oG_4lQUYblc

I haven't quite figured out the path to showcase this for a show writing career. Theme Park Productions at WDI hasn't called yet... Just wanted to share my passion with other people in the same mindframe.

Let me know what you think. Enjoy.

Mahalo,

Roby Brown
Austin, TX
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Holly
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Joined: 06 Aug 2007
Posts: 229
Location: Orlando, FL

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't underestimate the power of writing samples! Show writers often sit in on meetings and brainstorms and then write the initial description of the ride experience (which gets edited later on). It is hard to get into Disney from cold-calling... but there are plenty of attraction design companies -- including those that create museum exhibits, interactive experiences, and all sorts of other things. It seems like the key to getting a foot in the door is the well-worn technique: networking. You clearly have the passion for the work... and when people meet you, they will probably see that...

Best of luck and welcome to the board!
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RobyMB



Joined: 31 Jul 2012
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:49 pm    Post subject: Thanks Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply Holly. I've complied a list of places to contact. I'd just like to have a good portfolio to showcase. Not quite sure how to assemble that.

Glad to be aboard.

-Roby
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Holly
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a visual designer, it is hard for me to say how that kind of portfolio would be assembled... There might be information on the web about that... but I would imagine that the what is true for design would also be true for writing: only show your strongest work (not all of the work that you have).

Best of luck!
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