Amazon.com has always been the most efficient, secure, and cheapest shopping website you could find. Trust me, I know, I’ve been with them for years and have never been disappointed. Now it seems I never will; Amazon has made a new system for filmmakers and writers who want to get into the business easily and effectively. How is this done? Find out after the jump.
Amazon.com’s new studio, simply called “Amazon Studios,” is a new way of getting movies made from people who want to break into the harsh business of filmmaking. Instead of going the traditional and often well-known difficult route of making a movie, Amazon Studios (partnered with Warner Bros. Pictures) is using a more open and collaborative method. Seeing as how modern day computers transfer large documents all the time and we are in constant communication, why not just upload a script or test film to a studio, adding a possible project? Simple and easy, and that’s what Amazon Studios’s goal is.
The informative video is a good introduction with quick puns and a brief overview of how they work. You’re basically part of a community working together by submitting either a script or test film. You can get feedback from fellow moviemakers and win monthly and/or yearly contests that result in thousands to millions of cash. Writers can submit a script, filmmakers can use those scripts to make a test film or a complete feature film, and critics can….well, criticize on it all.
Personally, I’m very happy about this. Networks like Hukilau and Amazon Studios are making it easier get a movie made. It doesn’t cost anything to submit, and you can only go up from there. this is Filmmaking of the 21st century, and I’m loving it. I’m going to join in and participate, so I hope you guys will to!
Oh, and Blair Witch and Paranormal Activity have proven that a viral campaign helps.