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Write It Short: Clutch (Canada)

Write It Short: Clutch (Canada) | Living Story | Scoop.it

Write It Short! is a new series of interviews with award-winning web series creators about their writing and storytelling process. I started it in collaboration with the LA Web Series Festival. Here, I talk to CLUTCH creator Jonathan Robbins about the special challenges of writing a dark and hard-hitting (NC-17 / R) piece for the web. 

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You can see CLUTCH at: http://clutchtheseries.com 

Warning: CLUTCH is mature viewing.

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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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.

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Dial it Down a Little: Disney Lets You Shape Actors’ Performances with New Face Director Software | Filmmaker Magazine

Dial it Down a Little: Disney Lets You Shape Actors’ Performances with New Face Director Software | Filmmaker Magazine | Living Story | Scoop.it
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Interesting implications for storytelling.

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Story and Identity: Moving Beyond the Self | David Bowles

The stories we have in common with one another, regionally and globally, help shed light on our background, which defines some of what makes us. The stories ...
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Some nice insights into how we use narrative to make sense of our lives and understand who we are.

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Building an AR magnifying glass with Aurasma

Building an AR magnifying glass with Aurasma | Living Story | Scoop.it
Aurasma is a free app that allows you to create your own augmented reality overlays linked to a trigger image. I have been in love with the idea for a c...
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From storyteller Alyssa Landry, a breakdown of how she helped us integrate the augmented reality Aurasma app during our Learn Do Share Paris portion of the #sherlockiot Global Challenge. Aurasma is easy and free to use. I highly encourage you to try it out!

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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 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, 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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Paris Under Attack: Digital Culture in Times of Crisis — Medium

Paris Under Attack: Digital Culture in Times of Crisis — Medium | Living Story | Scoop.it
The Paris Attacks demonstrate the influence and impact of digital tools during a time of crisis and identify clear ways that technology is…
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