The Don of a New Era: How Atlanta's Own Donald Glover is Taking Over the World

The Don of a New Era: How Atlanta's Own Donald Glover is Taking Over the World

Hello Trove fam! After three long weeks, I, the Miles Marinello, Lord of the Trove Blog, have returned, in all of my humility. I’ve since traveled the nation, seen some bluegrass in Nashville, eaten glorious barbecue in Memphis, gone to a five story interactive museum in St. Louis, and watched my sister get married in front of Grand Teton in Wyoming. It was a grand time, but it’s good to be back with you all! And I’ve returned, once again, with a scene to present to you all.

It’s the early 1990s. A young African American boy, probably 11 or 12, is wrapping up dinner with his parents and younger brother. They’re Jehovah’s Witnesses, so while the boy really wants to eat something else, they had eaten turkey yet again, as their mother approved of little else.

A webtastic way of creating content

A webtastic way of creating content

Greetings everyone! And a huge TGIF, am I right? These past few months, I’ve been slowly watching more web series and it really got me thinking … why aren’t more people talking about this? Seriously, web television is awesome and there are plenty of quality web series out there right at the tip of your fingers! While web television launched in the late 1990s, it really started picking up steam in the 2000s. As we are currently living through the rise of the digital age, web television is slowly becoming more and more prominent. While mainstream television has some fantastic shows, web television allows for more room in diversity and creativity because there are no corporate executives to report to. 

Reaching the Summit: What I Learned at the ATL Film Festival and Screencraft Writers Summit

Reaching the Summit: What I Learned at the ATL Film Festival and Screencraft Writers Summit

Hey hey hey everybody! Thank you for once again taking a moment to peruse another masterful blog from Trove Studio (he said with the utmost humility).

In the past in Trove blogs, we’ve gone over a vast range of topics, from basic production concepts to movie power rankings to Trove moments. This week, however, we’re going to head in a different direction. Namely, in my direction, as this week we’re talking about something truly extraordinary -- my life. Alright, I’m kidding; I really am a humble person. In fact I’d say I’m the most humble person I’ve ever met.

Moving on, I did have a truly extraordinary weekend, as I had the immense honor of attending not only the opening weekend of the 42nd Annual Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF), but also the Screencraft Writers Summit.

Sounds Good to Me!: Sound, The Most Important Part of Video Production

Sounds Good to Me!: Sound, The Most Important Part of Video Production

Greetings and salutations noble readers! Thanks for tuning in (get it? Since it’s a sound blog?) to yet another piece of legendary blogdom from Trove! Today I want to tell you about a great revelation I experienced that … changed my life … forever ...

As an aspiring writer, I always thought that story was the most important part of a production, whether it be film, television, or, I don’t know, commercial video production. I stand by that to an extent still, as a great story should always be the foundation of any production. But when it comes to a finished product, I’ve come to believe that there is another factor that is actually the most important part of any production, that being sound.

VR You For Real?: How VR is Changing Production, and the World

VR You For Real?: How VR is Changing Production, and the World

Just this last weekend, a movie called “Ready Player One,” made by some dude named Steven Spielberg, hopped into theaters and made some solid cheddar. About a kid who teams up with some buddies to find the key to controlling a utopian virtual reality, “Ready Player One” is the latest fantastical examination of the concept of VR on steroids. (Sidenote: this is not me recommending the film, it was … so vanilla.)

But “Ready Player One” is riding a serious VR wave of craze right now, 

Trove's Most Serious Blog: The Most Significant Moments in Trove History

Trove's Most Serious Blog: The Most Significant Moments in Trove History

Hello once again Trove brethren! Thank you for tuning in once again to our most serious, intense blog yet ... our April Fools' blog.

In anticipation of this Sunday, where the internet will be a proverbial storm of preposterously cheesy pranks and jokes (with the occasional meme of Justin Timberlake saying “It’s Gonna’ Be May”) Trove has decided to take its foot off the gas of serious blog content and descend into … chaos. Instead of our usual spectacularly informative and engaging production content, we’ve decided to share some of the most outlandish, baffling moments in Trove history. Some are humorous … some, are savage … all … are Trove.

Hit Me Baby One More Time: Trove's Top 10 Movie Sequels

Hit Me Baby One More Time: Trove's Top 10 Movie Sequels

Greetings friends, lovers, acquaintances and mortal enemies, and thank you once again for tuning in to the Trove blog series! As you all have undoubtedly noticed, it’s almost summer time, the proverbial Garden of Eden when it comes to studios hoping to make some serious cheddar, some fat stacks, some Benjamins, baby. All the studio large cheeses are hoping to release that  new movie that will not only make some moola, but have audiences clamoring for a sequel to it to make even more moola.

Which brings us to this week’s blog! Every year we get an obese amount of sequels or reboots, but really, it is truly rare to find one that warrants its own existence and is actual worth a shiznit, or that isn’t a steaming pile of absolute garbage. Never mind finding a sequel that is actually somehow better than the original and expands on the potential and the story of the original. You know, what a sequel … should do…

Changing the Channels: Landmark Moments in TV History

Changing the Channels: Landmark Moments in TV History

Greetings friends and enemies alike! Thank you for once again feasting your eyes on yet another addition in the Trove blog series, which Peter Travers of Rolling Stone has called “a revelation” and the ghost of Roger Ebert has acclaimed as “so good I could die all over again.”

This week we’re doing something a little different and doing a sequel blog of sorts. Not a blog about sequels (that comes later) but a blog which is a sequel to last week’s blog. Last week, we examined game changing moments in film history (but “Jaws” still sucks), and this week we turn our attention to the small screen -- television! We’ve got a lot to talk about, so let’s go ahead and cut the chit-chat and start with a moment where four of my favorite individuals in the entire history of the world introduced themselves to America. And they earned it, it was a hard day’s night … and they were working … like dogs …