Ricky Gervais on How He Learned to Write

You may be asking yourself why you’re looking at a video of Ricky Gervais on this MultiRotor website. Well, what initially got me involved in these addictive flying machines was the notion that some day I’d be able to capture beautiful video footage from my maniacal copter creations. Ironically, I’ve been so involved in building, experimenting, and hording these machines that little real production work has occurred up to this point. Soon. Lately I’ve been reminding myself repeatedly that nothing will materialize unless I sit down and start to write things again.

I feel this video speaks the truth as it touches on a simple observation about writing that may help both myself and other aspiring MultiRotor filmmakers. Also, I’m a fan of Ricky Gervais and really do enjoy his brand of humor. Both editions of The Office television series amuse me, and whether or not you’re a fan the show I think it is fair to say that the writing behind it is unique and well executed.

I’ve been paying close attention to recent outflow of MultiRotor videos being published online and what I notice is that everyone who flies copters is extremely pleased with having the ability to capture beautiful aerial footage. However, very few are using that footage to tell a cinematic story. Lately, the question I’ve been asking myself is this: now that I have the ability to capture images and footage from quadcopter – how will I use that ability to help tell a story. The answer – start writing.

You can read the story that covers this video on Fast Company.