Creatives are, well, creative. I think it's more than just a cliche that creatives can be a bit disorganized. Ideas can come and then go with such frequency and speed that keeping track of them can be difficult. Do you have a way of keeping track of your ideas? Of making sure your ideas make it onto the screen?
I recently watched Studiobinder's breakdown of Jonathan Demme's Americana motif in "Silence of the Lambs." Studiobinder defines motif as
Any recurring element that has symbolic significance to a story
Studiobinder quickly reviews Demme's use of Americana to highlight Demme's views on the American myth and the unique American sickness associated with serial killers.
Of course, the video is clearly advertising, but the way that Studiobinder shows off their software to help creatives keep track of an idea is great. It's both a sales piece and a quick little discussion of "Silence of the Lambs." I'm particularly impressed by the way the software is employed to work through the use of the tarp/flag from prop to key motif. Smart and efficient.
I'm curious: Have any of you have used Studiobinder's software? Does this type of marketing/sales pitch resonate? As I noted, I was impressed with the way they combined sales and movie critique. What are your thoughts on the software and on the marketing approach?
I also found the summary of "Silence of the Lambs" much more interesting (and funny) than what you'd get in the TV Guide:
It's about a young female FBI agent who needs to win the trust of a guy who eats people, so they can stop a guy that skins people.
Images and video used with the permission of Studiobinder.