Fiona Milburn from Transmedia NZ interviews American indie producer Ted Hope, keynote at the recent Big Screen Symposium, about transmedia and the changing nature of filmmaking.
On moving forward into a new world of cinema, Ted Hope's comments below resonate for me.
"As with any new venture, we have to recognise that we're going to go down some wrong paths. In an analogue world, we're only rewarded for producing success. In a digital world, we can be rewarded for producing things that will evolve and be built upon later by others. We have to recognise that there is benefit in being productive. In the tech world, people are proud of the fact that they have launched many things, some of them failures. They have a way of working that rewards rapid prototyping: getting things out; learning from it; moving on to the next thing. This is a time for building on our knowledge and wisdom. It is not a time for just maximising revenues. We can't be afraid to fail (emphasis is mine)."