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What Can We Learn from Coppola's Indie Studio American Zoetrope? « nofilmschool

What Can We Learn from Coppola's Indie Studio American Zoetrope? « nofilmschool | Living Story | Scoop.it

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Worth watching for anyone interested in the evolution of filmmaking. 

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Jérôme Riguidel's curator insight, September 8, 2013 6:27 PM

There has been a lot of speculation about the American film industry being in a time of transition. This summer’s tentpoles haven’t performed as well as expected at the box office, while indies swept the Oscars this past year. These new developments have many wondering if this signals a new wave of low-budget American independent filmmaking. If so, independent filmmakers can take a page from the spirit of Francis Ford Coppola’s independent film studio, American Zoetrope, explored in the inspiring documentary A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope.

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves

The Stories We Tell Ourselves | Living Story | Scoop.it
In our echo chambers, we embody the ‘right’ values, but our real lives are more complicated.
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Tale of Thomas Burberry: Genius Brand Storytelling At Play - Brand Stories - New Age Brand Building

Tale of Thomas Burberry: Genius Brand Storytelling At Play - Brand Stories - New Age Brand Building | Living Story | Scoop.it
I came across this amazing storied Christmas ad from Burberry (celebrating 160 years) and just had to share it.  It’s up there with one of the best brand stories I’ve seen in years. The ad tells the “Tale of Thomas Burberry” and recounts the brand’s connection to key brand ambassadors and markets. 160 years in the [...]
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The role of emotion in the future of news

The role of emotion in the future of news | Living Story | Scoop.it
Below is an extract from a new essay in the Social Media and Society Journal by myself and Mark Deuze. Read the full article here.
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4 Lessons VR and 360 Video Filmmakers Can Learn From the Theater

4 Lessons VR and 360 Video Filmmakers Can Learn From the Theater | Living Story | Scoop.it
As it turns out, the secrets to VR and 360 video storytelling for filmmakers may hide on-stage with the classical theater experience.
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Someone is writing a mysterious, dystopian novel of the future in Reddit comments

Someone is writing a mysterious, dystopian novel of the future in Reddit comments | Living Story | Scoop.it
It all began in April, when Reddit user _9MOTHER9HORSE9EYES9 posted a bizarre comment on a thread on Reddit about the cover of George Orwell's 1984. The comment described a botched CIA program, called the MKUltra experiments, where subjects were fed a steady stream of LSD and other psychoactive drugs. While MKUltra was a real CIA project, the “flesh interfaces” describe
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Pixar Animator Reveals The Magic Ingredient That Adds Soul To Stories

Pixar Animator Reveals The Magic Ingredient That Adds Soul To Stories | Living Story | Scoop.it
This is movie magic in all its splendor.
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The Ten-Dollar Founding Father Without a Father: Teaching and Learning With 'Hamilton'

The Ten-Dollar Founding Father Without a Father: Teaching and Learning With 'Hamilton' | Living Story | Scoop.it
How will you teach with this “revolutionary musical about taking your shot, speaking your mind and turning the world upside down”? Here are some ideas for subjects across the curriculum.
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The New Theater Trend You Have to Try This Year

The New Theater Trend You Have to Try This Year | Living Story | Scoop.it
Why be an audience member when you can be a participant?
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The totes amazesh way millennials are changing the English language

The totes amazesh way millennials are changing the English language | Living Story | Scoop.it
This isn't ridic. Millennials really are changing the English language.
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How Improv Made Its Way into Corporate America | VICE | United States

While it's hard to imagine a buttoned-up CEO playing classic improv games, improvisational workshops are becoming fashionable in corporate America.
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Rebutting ‘The Interactive Paradox’ – Point of View Magazine

Rebutting ‘The Interactive Paradox’ – Point of View Magazine | Living Story | Scoop.it
A response to Sergeo Kirby’s article on interactive docs from POV #97.
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Suzanne Duncan: The dark side of storytelling | TED@State Street

Suzanne Duncan: The dark side of storytelling | TED@State Street | Living Story | Scoop.it
Watch this talk from TED@StateStreet, a TED-curated event featuring a diverse group of speakers from across the State Street community.
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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, January 18, 2016 12:25 PM

She starts with the fiction financial advisers tell themselves - and their clients. A sobering but ultimately hopeful talk on the power of the stories we tell ourselves.

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In Virtual Reality Headsets, Investors Glimpse the Future

In Virtual Reality Headsets, Investors Glimpse the Future | Living Story | Scoop.it
Venture capital is pouring into virtual reality start-ups, as proponents of the technology extol its potential to transform entertainment, communications and work.
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We can’t expect virtual reality to make us better people online

We can’t expect virtual reality to make us better people online | Living Story | Scoop.it
Last week, I got to chat with Epic CEO Tim Sweeney, one of the virtual reality gaming industry’s most prominent figures. Like many others, Sweeney believes that VR has the potential t
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War Stories: Documenting Conflict in Syria and Iraq with Marketa Kutilova

War Stories: Documenting Conflict in Syria and Iraq with Marketa Kutilova | Living Story | Scoop.it
Marketa Kutilova has spent her career reporting from some of the most underdeveloped and dangerous places on Earth, telling the stories of those whose greatest concern is survival.
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Something Sketchy: A Beginner's Guide to Storyboarding

Something Sketchy: A Beginner's Guide to Storyboarding | Living Story | Scoop.it
Storyboarding is a great way to encourage creative expression, so whether you’re ready to map out a feature film, or just curious how to pick up the practice, here’s everything you need to know to get started.
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Storyboarding as a creative tool for everyone.

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Can Netflix Survive in the New World It Created?

Can Netflix Survive in the New World It Created? | Living Story | Scoop.it
It helped to develop all the new ways we watch TV — on-demand, bingeing, mobile. But the Silicon Valley company still has to keep reinventing itself.
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Quentin Tarantino’s Music Supervisor Mary Ramos on Telling Stories Through Music

Quentin Tarantino’s Music Supervisor Mary Ramos on Telling Stories Through Music | Living Story | Scoop.it
Quentin Tarantino’s music supervisor, Mary Ramos, will be a speaker at music biz event Midem on Saturday. Variety spoke to her about her career.
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The Storyteller’s Guide to the Virtual Reality Audience — Medium

The Storyteller’s Guide to the Virtual Reality Audience — Medium | Living Story | Scoop.it
As VR storytellers, we are charged with molding experience itself into story, and none of our storytelling tools have prepared us fully for…
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A fantastic article about the challenges of telling a story in VR, with great take-aways for storytellers wanting to explore this emerging medium. 

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Oculus Rift Review: Rejoice, for the Age of [:] ) Has Begun

Oculus Rift Review: Rejoice, for the Age of [:] ) Has Begun | Living Story | Scoop.it
The famous face-computer finally begins shipping this week. Will it change everything?
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Storytellers, are you exploring/creating VR yet?

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The Age of the Storyteller

The Age of the Storyteller | Living Story | Scoop.it
I think we can all agree that these are challenging times for storytellers. Times brimming with opportunity for sure, but also pretty challenging. As we’ve discussed in previous posts over the past years, there are a lot of things to take into consideration and a lot of crossroads where choosing the right path – or…

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Changes in behavior and society might herald a shift towards less materialistic values and new possibilities for storytellers.
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Andrea Rossi's curator insight, March 21, 2016 4:31 AM
Changes in behavior and society might herald a shift towards less materialistic values and new possibilities for storytellers.
Dominique Taste's curator insight, March 21, 2016 12:08 PM
Les modes de consommation changeant, l "'accès à " remplace la notion de propriété et déstabilise l'économie qui l'accompagnait comme les prêts et l'assurance. Désormais, les clients préfèrent partager des expériences, ce qui ouvre un large champ au storytelling. Un nouveau challenge pour les storytellers !
fabienne Olivier's curator insight, March 22, 2016 12:35 PM
Changes in behavior and society might herald a shift towards less materialistic values and new possibilities for storytellers.
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The Lifesaving Power of Storytelling

The Lifesaving Power of Storytelling | Living Story | Scoop.it
It is important to tell stories to the young, but it is even more important to make storytelling a lifelong habit, enriching your life and the lives around you.
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THE DARK BEAUTY OF FILM NOIR IN 50 SHOTS

THE DARK BEAUTY OF FILM NOIR IN 50 SHOTS | Living Story | Scoop.it
Film noir, like its protagonists, is hard to pin down. Is it a genre? A style? An attitude? A worldview? Well, noir can’t be confined to a genre, surely.
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We're Already Violating Virtual Reality's First Code of Ethics

We're Already Violating Virtual Reality's First Code of Ethics | Living Story | Scoop.it
Two German philosophers developed the first virtual reality code of ethics to help stave off our descent into a Matrix-esque hell, but we're already violating that code.
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Storytelling Using Storyboarding: 10 Great Tools

Storytelling Using Storyboarding: 10 Great Tools | Living Story | Scoop.it
It has been a while since my last blogpost. Last month, I had the great honor of writing four guest posts on the topic of mLearning for ASTD. Furthermore, I have been studying hard to complete my postgraduate studies, which made me step aside from some other projects for a while. Having said that, last week I came…

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Looking forward to some new discoveries on this list.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, January 5, 2016 2:28 PM

Whether you are crafting a story, a piece of content, an online course, or a customer journey here are 10 tools to help you get it done.


I love tools -- especially ones like these. I bet you will find one or two here that works for you. Check them out and let me know which you like the best. May they simply your life this year and make you even more awesome!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

Michael Williams StoryCoaching's curator insight, January 9, 2016 7:50 AM

Storyboard tools or any apps that save you time and help you create the stories you need to or want to tell are welcome. While not all the tools here will necessarily suited to your workflow or needs, at least one or two will. I've always found storyboarding a great way of learning new stories or presenting ideas in a clear, narrative manner -- always appreciated by my audiences. Have fun exploring these. Reviewed by Michael Williams @MWStoryCoach

Dominique Taste's curator insight, January 11, 2016 3:25 AM

Liste intéressante d'applications disponible sur ordinateur ou tablette qui permettent de visualiser une trame scénaristique classique, d'écrire des histoires non linéaires, d'utiliser les bons formats de présentation selon la nature du storytelling (bande dessinée, film, vidéo, documentaire ...) ou d'inclure notes et dessins complémentaires.