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Here you’ll find our musings on various topics relating to creativity, writing, production, YouTube, broadcast and a whole raft of topics in between. 

Mark’s introduction to drones

Hello! Mark here from Wildseed – with a beginners guide to drone filming. If you’re interested in buying a quadcopter for filming – here’s some info that might help you decide.   DJI Phantom 2 H3-3D Gimbal DJI Phantom 2 LiPo Battery ImmersionRC 600 mW 5.8 GHz Long Range Transmitter ImmersionRC SpiroNet 5.8 GHz LHCP […]
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Jesse’s Development Process – Stage 3

Getting your acts together… Welcome back to my (very brief!) guide to development… I hope you got into your characters last week… OK – so this week – the acts! The acts are the big turning points in the story – and there would be more of them if they were not so damn hard […]
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YouTube Kids Land in Miami

Every year the entire kids content industry (used to be called Kids TV Industry – even just a few years ago) gathers for Kidscreen. Up until now that gathering has been in New York.  New York in February is a cold and challenging place – it’s still New York, but it’s tough whenever you venture […]
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Jesse’s Development Process – Stage 2

CHARACTER Now you have resisted plotting too soon – it is time to meet your characters. YOU CANNOT SPEND TOO MUCH TIME DOING THIS. If you don’t know your characters you are lost. The first thing I advise you to do is to spend some time in a room with them. A you are going […]
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Jesse’s Development Process

Over the next few weeks – I’m going to lay out the development process I most commonly follow – and how I try to make sure we are asking the right questions at the right moments and don’t get lost in detail too soon – or try to go back to re-engineering the big pieces […]
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Ten best books on Creativity and all that (part 2)

  The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler I absolutely love the way Vogler connects the ancient traditions of story with modern Hollywood – it makes me feel like a right Shaman! Story by Robert McKee The classic in many way – and I have never read it – only been to the actual lectures (twice!) – […]
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Ten best books on Creativity and all that (part 1)

  Impro Keith Johnstone Yes a brilliant account of improvisational theatre practice – but more than that it is a guide to getting your imagination free, powerful and joyful! Blink Malcom Gladwell Not a book about creativity per se – but a great defence against post inspiration doubt. Save the Cat Blake Snyder A really great […]
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Mark’s tips for cheap teleprompting

]Mark here from the Wildseed team. This blog was going to be on setting up your first drone.. but decided to make a video for you all about that. Stay tuned for a couple of weeks – that’ll be flying onto the blog soon. So – a prompter or an ‘Autocue’ is a pretty cool […]
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Job Hunters – Are you one of the 80% or the 20%?

By Miles Bullough Whenever we advertise for a role at Wildseed Studios I am frequently taken aback by the poor quality of a large number of the applications we get: 80% of which we reject with little more than a cursory read. This is not always a reflection of the quality of applicants. Potentially interesting applicants are […]
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What’s In a Name, Quite a Lot Actually

  The film “Wild Seed“, starring Michael Parks is a little-known cult-classic from 1965.  We only discovered it recently and the fact that we share the name ‘Wildseed’ is a complete coincidence. We would forgive you for thinking that the film was the source of our own name, because on further research, it turns out that the […]
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Wildseed, Velocity & SILDI

We are 4 days away from launching our first comedy series ‘Staff Room’ (#StaffRoomSeries) on our brand new Wildseed Comedy Channel on YouTube. (it would help us hugely if you would subscribe to the channel by clicking here – if you’ve done that already many thanks!) Both Jesse (our Creative Director) and I have had […]
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