[Dailies] Google’s Box Office, Hillman’s Final Films, Instagram’s Video, Screenwriter’s Punctuation, Websites’ Storyboards

Part of a series of posts about great film, web, or design artists and their work abuzz online and in-person.


  • Google published some data this month quantifying movie searches with box office success as a zeitgeist for online behavior predicting offline action; also see Buzzfeed comparing this data to past false-positives (e.g. Twitter) whose marketing claims were debunked
  • The last two films by Hillman Curtis, the late film/web/design artisan known for spearheading short films for the web before everyone else, have just been shared by the editor, Gabriel Deurioste; also see our post on him in 2008
  • Instagram’s addition of video is called the “death of fantasy” by The New York Times: “Instagram isn’t about reality – it’s about a well-crafted fantasy, a highlights reel of your life that shows off versions of yourself that you want to remember and put on display in a glass case for other people to admire and browse through.”
  • Filmmaker Jesse Warren, who created and wrote “The Bannen Way” in 2010, pits the dash versus the ellipsis in screenplay formatting, looking at their usage in communicating the “cut off” and the “trail off” in dialogue
  • Fast Company discusses how Google Ventures illuminates the merits of storyboards for the web — very quickly on 8.5″ x 11″ paper


Aaron Proctor
Founder, FWD:labs
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New dailies post for producers, artisans, #nofilter, screenwriters, and websters – http://t.co/a7NWqzK4Y4 @Jesse_Warren @GoogleVentures

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