We Meet Some Great People in the Search for Extraordinary ‘Bonus’!

Was the United States Navy recruiting @GiantInfo or @DavidNaylor_1 yesterday? Maybe. (Go Navy!)

On the Job

Guess where Giant Interactive and @DavidNaylor_1 were yesterday.

On set

Bonus Is Off the Disc!

Much as been written about how the home entertainment industry is experiencing significant change, initiated by the changing tastes and habits of the entertainment-seeking public and carried out by studios, distributors, and other passionless corporate entities. The trend has pronounced — not long ago I wrote about what seemed to be the sad state of […]

DVD & Blu-ray Bonus — Going, going…gone?

The occasion of our latest Director’s Commentary recording session prompts a question: Are ‘bonus’ features required or optional for a killer DVD or Blu-ray Disc release? Will they eventually disappear from discs entirely? For me, the answer is simple. ‘Bonus’ is what makes a disc release special. I’m always a little frustrated, as are others, […]

Who Can Guess Where Giant’s Original Programming Crew Is Today?

On location in New Mexico with the cast and crew of “Vegas”, part 2

While Director/Producer David Naylor heads up our Creative Content Group, he’s supported by a number of talented people who all contribute to the final ‘value-added material’ which you and I enjoy not only in bonus features, but also in promotional videos and Electronic Press Kits. On the Vegas shoot, Giant’s Art Director Kevin Powell stepped […]

On location in New Mexico with the cast and crew of “Vegas”, Part 1

It’s not all paradise and beaches for Giant Interactive’s Creative Content Group. With Hawaii Five-0 Season 2 bonus wrapped and now making its way through post production, Director/Producer David Naylor traveled to the deserts of New Mexico to be on hand during production of one of CBS’s newest pilots, Vegas, which is headed to their […]

The Bad News About Cheaper Discs

The the long-term viability and utility of DVD and Blu-ray Discs is an issue always in the back of our minds here at Giant Interactive. Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes hit the nail on the head in this recent item in Home Media Magazine, where he noted that disc-based entertainment will continue to be viable […]

Part 1: A Conversation with David Naylor, Director/Producer, Giant’s Creative Content Group

We at Giant Interactive have known David for some time and so it’s no surprise that we’re familiar with his many talents. Director, producer, father, gentleman – David is the recipient of twenty-three Telly Awards and a Science Fiction Academy Award for his work creating ‘value-added material’ (VAM), aka ‘DVD bonus’, for titles ranging from […]