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    • BLOOD FEST - Super secret sneak peak!

      4 months ago

      dan_dan Editor | BLOOD FEST

      Hey y'all!


      We've been hard at work getting BLOOD FEST ready for a world premiere at the SXSW film festival. Some lucky folks got to check out a trailer at RTX Sydney, but I'm sure lots of others are wondering when they are going to have a chance to get a peek.

      Well, here you go.


      Here's a look under the hood. Pretty cool, right?! Ok. More soon. Promise. 


      - Dan 

    • A "Yes, And..." Approach to Collaboration and Editing

      5 months ago

      dan_dan Editor | BLOOD FEST

      What's up, RT fam? Have you heard about the concept of "Yes, And.."?

      You improv comedy fans might already be familiar with this, but for those who aren't, "yes, and..." is the idea that when you interact with someone you accept what they say without judgement (yes), and then expand on it (and...). This framework moves things forward in a way that's highly collaborative and arrives at some very interesting results.

      The cool thing is that this can be applied beyond improv comedy. When I got my head around this, it changed the way I approached edit sessions. By accepting someone's premise or note, and moving things forward I help them (or myself) expand on that line of thinking. More often than not we arrive at some amazing solutions to complex problems. Once you've arrived at a solution, then you can make up your mind on if it works better than the alternative or not. The best idea should always win. 

      In editorial (and in life too...I guess), there are essentially limitless possibilities. Being open to what could be a better possibility is going to help make your work better, make you a better person to work with, and make things more fun. At least that's the case with me. Have you experienced that too?

      - Dan 

       

    • EricHVela asked dan_dan a question

      At work with RT or elsewhere, what's the weirdest or silliest thing you've encountered while working?

      Answered: Jan 5, 2018

      Hey Eric! Thanks for the question. Lots of things come to mind as there's always something weird or silly going on at RT. Usually it's something like I'm cutting a trailer for Day 5 and Josh Flanagan comes in to the office to have a serious conversation about a cut, but he's dressed up like "Grindr Man" from the Tinder Short.  That sort of thing used to seem weird to me, but now I'm not even phased.  

    • 2 years ago

      dan_dan Editor | BLOOD FEST
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    • Makster

      2 years ago

      Thanks for the add friend :D

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    Hey Eric! Thanks for the question. Lots of things come to mind as there's always something weird or silly going on at RT. Usually it's something like I'm cutting a trailer for Day 5 and Josh Flanagan comes in to the office to have a serious conversation about a cut, but he's dressed up like "Grindr Man" from the Tinder Short.  That sort of thing used to seem weird to me, but now I'm not even phased.  

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