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March 4, 2009

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Inside Bear McCreary's Brain

I’m gonna return to this theme of the new creativity, and the ways we’re getting to see inside the creative process these days.

Bear McCreary, who writes the music for Battlestar Galactica, has an epic, three-part series of posts up about the latest episode. The plot hinged on music and music-making:

I admit I wrote these entries for myself, because this episode truly changed my life and my perspective on what music can accomplish in film and television.

It’s a lot to read, and probably not, er, penetrable if you’re not a Battlestar Galactica fan, but there are some really interesting, nuanced observations to be had if you are. It’s like a DVD commentary super-expanded into nine extra dimensions of space and time. Here’s part one; part three was my favorite. Via @flyjetalone.

While we’re at it: You always wondered what the Sesame Street writing process was like, didn’t you?

Posted March 4, 2009 at 12:39 | Comments (1) | Permasnark
File under: Briefly Noted


Knowing about the writers' process is well and good; but what I REALLY want to know is Can you tell me how to get, how to GET to Sesame Street's writers' room?

I'm three-quarters' serious: do writers for Sesame Street start out as interns, do they get poached from other childrens' shows (and vice versa), do they all have histories with the Harvard Lampoon like the Simpsons guys, usw...?

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