Friday, January 16, 2009

J.J. Abrams

This 18 minute talk is great for writers, creatives, innovators, storytellers, and LOST fans. (It gets better as it goes...) I hope you take the time to watch it and think about how to use your own "mystery box" in the next story you tell. If you work for me, you don't have a choice...this is homework :)


Steve Fuller said...

This was great, Joe. Thanks for posting it.

Michael Joseph Sharp said...

I love TED. Isn't it a great site? You can do something trivial, like surf the interweb, and learn at the same time.

Ed Hatke said...

Very cool. But I'm really just commenting so you know I did my homework.

Stacey said...
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Stacey said...

I tried to get into LOST, but literally, I only got lost. Still, J.J. Abrams is a genius!

Cloverfield is one of my favorite movies, and again, he did the whole crazy mystery thing.

The Byards said...

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P.S. I really enjoyed the SNL sketch. I'm a mom of three girls, so I appreciated that!