Monday, July 11, 2005

DIY DVD??

This story prompts an interesting question:

In the future, will movie viewers at home become editors?

I mean, think of the possibilities! I've said myself that I *love* the old Choose Your Own Adventure books. In the future, could the screenwriter set out various scenes and the viewer at home choose their movie? It could mean dozens of viewings and multiple opportunities for creative storytelling.

The film version of the boardgame Clue tried this with multiple endings to the film. When you went to the movie, you didn't know what ending you'd get. When it came out on video they included all of the endings shown in theaters. I'm not proposing all films should be like this (just like not all books should be like this), but think of our current environment...

Kids and teens are used to 'choosing their own adventure' through video games. They would probably take to this kind of entertainment very well.

Food for thought...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Would that not be AWESOME to be able to edit a movie yourself? There are so many commercial films I would enjoy much more if I could just get rid of a lot of the tedious extra action crap they thow in to satisfy the brain-dead.

t-dawg said...

Have you ever seen the Mike Figgis film Timecode? Four cameras rolling continuously and the action from one frame crosses over into the next. I thought that this could be an editor's dream as someone at home with the right equipment could cut the film into a dozen different stories.

JJ said...

The one movie I've always want to recut was Soldier. There's an excellent film in that mishmash... somewhere.

The Awful Writer said...

The first Start Trek movie wasn't so bad once I started fast-forwarding through all the stupid bits. Of course, it's was only a 45 min movie by that time.

The Awful Writer said...

Crap. I hate typos. Star Trek!!!