1-6: What Inspires your Story (SF)

Posted on: by Michael Tringe

Key Points

Inspiration Sources

  • Personal examples of existing shows: X-Files, Looper, The Booth at the End, BlackBoxTV, The Twilight Zone, Pioneer One, Quantum Leap
  • Books and magazine articles: Anthony Zuiker’s Cybergeddon
  • Your life: Your job, your friends, your family
  • Your motivation: Making people think? Just for fun?

TO DO

  • List at least 3 sci-fi films, TV shows, or web series that inspire you.
  • List at least 3 non-sci-fi films, TV shows, or web series that inspire you.
  • List at least 3 non-films/TV shows/web series that inspire you. (Novels, comics, art, music, people, news articles, etc. Of any genre.)

Written by Michael Tringe

Mike Tringe earned his MFA in Film Production from USC and has worked at Creative Artists Agency Film Sales (Paranormal Activity, Black Swan), Vuguru, Michael Eisner's multi-platform studio, (The Booth at the End (Hulu), Don't Ask, Don't Tell (Snag), Little Women Big Cars (AOL), and Blip Networks (300 million monthly views, Smosh, Annoying Orange, Nostalgia Critic).

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