The Principle Fantastic

by Travis Beacham

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shaftinferno asked: What's it like writing for TV when you're above the line? I worked with Sterling Anderson, who got me a gig on an episode of Elementary under Robert Doherty, and I thought it was pretty awesome and could only imagine what it was like serving as EP. I've always wanted to get into the industry, but it's pretty tough finding an open position.

It’s far more work and far more responsibility than writing a movie. And the most surprising thing (for me) is that it’s actually quite a bit more than just writing scripts. The writer/EP is expected to be heavily involved in the everyday decision-making, much more than the writer of a film is. On a film, the writer is a bit like a passive observer to the process. On a tv series, the writer is right there in the trenches — everything from budget meetings (ugh) to vfx to casting sessions and so on. It’s basically what I’m doing from the moment I get up to the moment I go to bed, and it will be for several months. For a screenwriter, it’s absolutely the biggest beast of a job that’s out there, but if you’re passionate about the project, if you’re personally invested, if you really love it, it’s unequivocally the most fun you could possibly have. In the case of Hieroglyph, for me, it’s an unmitigated blast.

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My life is basically Hieroglyph right now… Writing tv is a lot different from writing movies, by the way. For starters, you have an office.

My life is basically Hieroglyph right now… Writing tv is a lot different from writing movies, by the way. For starters, you have an office.

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tepuitrouble:

Jaegers (skuas for non north-Americans)! Trying to get back into digital painting, so a lot of this was playing around with stuff like tilt sensitivity and brushes. I used a lot of photo references, but I didn’t actually draw from photo this time so hopefully I didn’t screw up the anatomy too bad!

tepuitrouble:

Jaegers (skuas for non north-Americans)! Trying to get back into digital painting, so a lot of this was playing around with stuff like tilt sensitivity and brushes. I used a lot of photo references, but I didn’t actually draw from photo this time so hopefully I didn’t screw up the anatomy too bad!

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jtotheizzoe:

What if all the ice melted?

The ocean holds most of Earth’s water. After that, it’s ice. 5.7 million cubic miles of the stuff.

What if, thanks to natural and man-made climate change, it all melted? What if, by burning enough deep-Earth carbon (dead dinosaurs, prehistoric plants, or as we call it… fossil fuels) we raised Earth’s average temperature to around 80˚ F?

Thanks to National Geographic we know: This is is what 216 feet (66 meters) of sea level change looks like. 

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