Twenty-something controversies in Ten Domains; It’s a scandal, I tellsya. The ten domains being: Consilience > Evocriticism > Systems Theory > Creativity > Biology > Culture > Cultural Evolution > Narratology > Screenwriting > Filmmaking > Memetics > Philosophy.
An overview of Cinemetrics (e.g. Tsivian, Civjans, Salt, Bordwell, Thompson etc) – for studying Average Shot Lengths in movies.
On Human Nature – and, Evolutionary Psychology ! Note the dialog, in this trailer for Kaufman’s Anomalisa (2015): (Namely, the first line Continue reading
Key concepts in Systems Theory & Cybernetics – and: Biological and Cultural Evolution as systems
A 20-minute presentation on StoryAlity Theory (i.e.: CPT and Film Screenwriting) from the I&I conference 2013 – (1) The Abstract, (2) Filmed Footage [20 mins], and, (3) the PowerPoint Presentation.
A summary of StoryAlity High-RoI (Return on Investment) Film Theory, in the `3-Minute Thesis’ competition, from `Interventions and Intersections: the 2013 UWS Postgraduate conference’.
Out now on Kindle: “The STORYALITY™ Screenwriting Manual – or, PLOTTING PROFITABLE PICTURE$” – A Screenwriting Manual based on The Common Patterns and Practices in the Top 20 RoI (Return on Investment) Films of the Past 70 Years – by JT Velikovsky (2013).
Analysis / Comparison – of The Top-20 ROI Films – to: the BOTTOM-20 ROI Films (i.e. The Top 20 Biggest-Money-Losers, Continue reading