Youth Pastor Kevin
on Apr 26, 2013
Yeah, Matt hit the nail on the head. You guys are funny and the video looks great, but get out of that room and make a SHOW.
Think of what you're making for Channel 101 as a mini-TV show. Try to imagine it on a mini-FX or mini-CBS. Let the characters work towards a goal as part of a franchise.
Like a good TV show, you should be able to watch any one episode and know what's being offered and what kind of stories could potentially be told in multiple episodes.
Oh, and this is just a side note, but at the panel meeting we were really distracted by that hanging cross in the shot. It's cool to do some foreground elements, but trying to imagine the camera is inside a lamp seems a bit much. Still, that's not the reason you guys got rejected. Tell a good story and you can have weird hanging foreground elements in every shot and it won't matter.
Hope you keep submitting.
Apr 30, 2013 at 1:42am
Hey Matt, thank you so much for taking the time to watch and leave your feedback! I'll keep your points in mind.
Apr 26, 2013 at 6:32pm
I wasn't on the panel this month, I was busy with my show, but I watched this now.
First of all, I think the acting in this was really good. All the actors are natural and great. I think the premise is decent, white people pray about stupid stuff while ignoring real problems. However, that's more of a sketch idea than a show idea.
And this show feels more like a sketch than a show. That's fine, but not really what channel 101 is about. Next time do more of a story: character encounters problem, strives to solve the problem, complications ensue.
Also you probably want to use multiple locations. There have been successful shows that use just one location, The Box and Stripey come to mind, but usually, shows travel around.
A helpful exercise is to outline successful 101 shows (I did this after I got last place one month), see how many scenes there are and how long each scene is, you'll notice things move quick in 101 shows, it's the nature of the format.
Apr 26, 2013 at 4:16pm
Oops, the link:
Apr 26, 2013 at 1:44am
Feedback appreciated : )
Apr 26, 2013 at 1:38am
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