April 4, 2012 at 10:30AM •
Horace talks again with Dan Abrams about film budgeting, Kickstarter, pre-production, location, technology for production, and a surprise announcement. We also discuss the project-oriented nature of movie production vis-a-vis "pipelined" product development, the history of studios and how they evolved, Pixar and much. much more.
March 28, 2012 at 7:30PM •
1 hour 12 minutes
Horace talks to Mike Schneider, a feature film development executive about what development means in the context of filmmaking. We cover the changes the development process faces, the impact of technology on business models and the future role of development in a more integrated film value chain.
March 21, 2012 at 10:30AM •
1 hour 21 minutes
The thirtieth Critical Path is an extended edition covering a broad sweep of topics: The new iPad and the value of filling the gaps, trip report on the Apple Investor Summit, Conversations with a TV show writer, Tim Cook's attack on the cash mountain and an update on Asymconf. Horace also talks about his cure for jet lag.
March 14, 2012 at 11:30AM •
We discuss the five characteristics of disruption: Net growth and value creation, inevitability, increased speed of change, necessity for macroeconomic growth, historical consequences. This and much more will form the basis of discussion for Asymconf.
March 7, 2012 at 9:00AM •
1 hour 2 minutes
Horace interviews writer/producer Dan Abrams. Dan talks us through the budgets and cost structures of independent movies as well as the obstacles to innovation presented by the current industry structure. We talk about some of the new concepts that are emerging as means to overcome these obstacles. We also talk about new forms of distribution and financing that enable long-tail film and TV content. Dan also talks about his upcoming mockumentary about the Global Financial Crisis (www.falseprofitthemovie.com).
March 2, 2012 at 2:00PM •
1 hour 3 minutes
iPads and what we'll hire them to do for us. We talk about how measurements of the market show an unprecedented growth in mobile computing and how that leads to a new context for computing along axes of non-consumption. That could mean that the devices will become powerful enough to allow most people to be creative and reach self-realization.
February 22, 2012 at 2:00PM •
Act I: An analysis of the manufacturing cost structure for iPhones
Act II: The $10 billion App store economy and how to quantify value of apps per iPhone
Act III: Like GM and IBM, rather than seeing it as the exception, Apple may be the rule that defines an era.
February 17, 2012 at 11:00AM •
We take a look at Mountain Lion as evidence that Apple is cross-pollinating its product lines. We look at the Apple stores as a service brand and Horace tips his hand ever so slightly about Asymconf.
February 5, 2012 at 3:00PM •
We talk about Apple's fourth quarter, Horace's trip to California and his visit to Colbert Report. It's all leading up to a fusion of entertainment and technology to create something never seen before. Something wonderful.
January 26, 2012 at 10:00PM •
1 hour 6 minutes
Horace talks to Prof. Bill Torgerson from St. John's University about the writing process and how it survives and/or thrives as a commercial enterprise. We touch on writing for movies and compare the collaborative process of "content creation" vs. the "single voice" of an author. If you make software you really should pay attention to how art is made. And vice versa.