A Study in Composition & Writing: Bo Burnham: Inside
Hey CBS Community – during a recent Council meeting, Bo Burnham’s recent Netflix special “Inside” was mentioned (by @buddyscalera specifically — had to call you out!) as an exmplary example of writing and execution of a story.
I echoed the same sentiment as well — for anyone who hasn’t had a chance to see this, it’s a really compelling example of stellar writing and performance, with special mind paid to composition and milieu, along with some really amazing compositions, especially considering the restraint of having the entire special pretty much shot in the same room.
For our writers out there, you can feel the weight of the words Bo has chosen – he doesn’t waste any opportunity to remain poignant, funny, at times brutally honest and reflective. Make no mistake, Bo will tug on your heartstrings as a creator and human being trying to make sense of the pressure of the world we live in.
For our artists, it’s easy to appreciate and marvel at the way Bo is able to make a static shot and minimal camera movements seem grandiose, or the way he uses simple tools like a headlamp and a disco ball to transform a room into…well… whatever he wants it to be.
And it definitely doesn’t hurt that Bo is hysterically funny.
You may have seen this song in the clip below floating around on Instagram, FB or Tiktok — so now you know where it’s from!
CBS community — take a look if you can at this piece of art and let us know your thoughts here in this thread.
Did you enjoy it? Did you hate it? let us know why. Talk to everyone soon!