THE WORK OF TELLING A BETTER STORY
CCO Magazine's The Ongoing Saga of Virtual Reality featuring John Bucher
Chief Content Magazine featured John in their May 2018 cover story about his work at the intersection of mythology, storytelling, and Virtual Reality.
The History Channel's Superheroes Decoded featuring John Bucher
John discussed the history and mythology behind the most prominent superhero myths in pop culture, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Iron Man, alongside other experts including Stan Lee and George R.R. Martin. The two-part series aired on The History Channel in spring of 2017.
MovieMaker Magazine's How to Shoot Virtual Reality by John Bucher
What works and what doesn’t on a virtual reality set?
The technology has landed at a price point accessible to low-budget independent moviemakers, and for VR-makers, sharing the experiences is essential if we are to push the art form forward. Here are some standard practices evolving right now...
HBO's The Leftovers and the Divine Comedy of Virgil and Kevin by John Bucher
John wrote numerous pieces for HBO around their hit show The Leftovers. The article above was one of the most popular, looking at mythological and story motifs buried within the show...
LA SCREENWRITER's The Faustian Bargain: 5 Deals A Character Might Make by John Bucher
In the classic story by Goethe, the character Faust makes a deal with the devil, exchanging his soul for knowledge. The idea of a Faustian Bargain — sometimes called a Faustian Pact — has long been a trope of storytelling...