They say you can't judge a book by it's cover, but the title will certainly help. Whether you're a restaurant, a band, a software developer, or a publication, the name–your brand–is something you probably have or will agonize over. It needs to be original (you hope), memorable, express your values or personality, and reinforce your identity. At least, in theory this is true. In practice, however, our chief priority is to make sure it sounds cool.
After all the efforts of the previous two stages, the most labor intensive phase of the entire review process begins. Though both were in service of communicating clearly with the interviewee, the labors covered in this third and final stage revolve around communicating what the filmmakers express to the reader.
Anything created goes on a path from concept to completion. Everyone has a process by which they take their creation through that path. In a series of posts I want to share the process by which Indievisual interviews are created and some of the particular challenges of working in two languages. This first installment will cover the Study phase which is where most endeavors must begin. You have to know what you’re doing before you […]