"Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets
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How to Create Storied Videos to Capture Your Audience

How to Create Storied Videos to Capture Your Audience | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it

When it comes to marketing strategy, videos are powerful. How powerful? On Facebook, for example, videos are shared 12 times more than non-video posts. And let’s not forget YouTube, the second largest search engine in the world (after Google, of course). The ability of videos to increase user engagement is unsurpassed.


According to YouTube’s statistics page, they get over 800 million unique visitors each month, users view more than 4 billion hours of video each month and upload 72 hours of video every minute. That’s a lot of potential for your video....


Via Jeff Domansky, Karen Dietz
Juliana Loh's insight:

A nice guide that easily breaks down how anyone can create a meaningful video and be the superstar that they KNOW they are :D
(Thanks Karen)

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Dennis Staples's curator insight, November 12, 2013 4:01 PM

Good insight on using YouTube effectively!

Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, November 16, 2013 5:33 AM

Youtube videos to promote Plumpton CMI Courses?

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Three Shows That Changed The Way Networks Think About Viewership

Three Shows That Changed The Way Networks Think About Viewership | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
Jack Bauer (Photo credit: Wikipedia) As we continue examining this season's DVR success stories in The Blacklist and Sleepy Hollow it makes one wonder, just what other shows caused networks to change the way they think about how their audience...
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How has our viewership tendencies evolved over time and which shows were pivotal in changing the way we consume entertainment? From Quantum Leap to 24 to The Last Air Bender to Breaking Bad, this article reveals a noticeable change in the audiences' demand for quality content

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One Way Businesses Can Survive Data Overload In A Sea Of Social Media [Infographic]

One Way Businesses Can Survive Data Overload In A Sea Of Social Media [Infographic] | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
How do businesses stay on top of the deluge of information related to them created by social media users? Here's one way.

Via Ivo Nový, Fred Zimny
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malek's curator insight, November 3, 2013 6:30 PM

Moving from data scarcity to abundance

Carlos Bisbal's curator insight, November 4, 2013 9:15 AM

La infografía se pregunta si las empresas pueden mantenerse a flote en medio de la avalancha de información que se genera en el mar de plataformas de medios sociales que tenemos actualmente.

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Explory is a multimedia storytelling app from the creators of Flash

Explory is a multimedia storytelling app from the creators of Flash | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
Jonathan Gay and Robert Tatsumi are the guys who built FutureSplash Animator, the vector-based animation editor that was acquired by Macromedia and rebranded as Flash in the late 1990s.

Gay ...
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Another one of those fun little mini story platforms that allows you to create stories by 'stitching' videos & events together. Why does this one stands out? Ease of use and elegant UX

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UX Week 2013: The New Me Generation: Behavior Change as Value Propo...

Design to support behavior change is getting increased exposure as technology has allowed products and services to have a more pervasive role in people’s live

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Marc Dangeard's curator insight, October 20, 2013 3:10 AM

Slowcontrol is right there too with the HAPIfork

Michael Allenberg's curator insight, October 20, 2013 7:57 AM

This is spot on!

AvidLiving.com's curator insight, October 21, 2013 8:04 AM

Innovating forward: Think mobility vs mobile and driving behavior change vs increasing usage. 

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What if you could feel what you see on touchscreens?

What if you could feel what you see on touchscreens? | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
Disney creates tech that allows you to feel the shape and texture of items pictured on a perfectly flat touchscreen.
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The use of tactile imaging is starting to make a move in the world of digital experiences. Disney leads the way in experimental implementation

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Incubator for wearable video games now accepting applicants

Incubator for wearable video games now accepting applicants | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
Mind Pirate, the team behind the wearable computing game development platform Callisto, has launched an incubator program to help developers create games for all this upcoming wearable technology.
Juliana Loh's insight:

"In a joint effort with the Canadian Film Centre, Mind Pirate is accepting applications to its incubator through until October 22, and is looking for studios that are interesting in creating games for Google Glass, the Pebble watch, the Samsung Gear, and more."

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How A Teenage Cancer Patient Changed The Ending Of 'Breaking Bad'

How A Teenage Cancer Patient Changed The Ending Of 'Breaking Bad' | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
VideoKevin Cordasco truly understood Walter White. So much so that the 16-year-old teenager inspired a crucial plot point that changed Sunday’s Breaking Bad finale.
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At times you have to decide how much to offer to your 'number one fans' wrt to your content. Vince Gilligan showrunner of Breaking Bad shows what can happen when superfans such as Kevin Cordasco invest in the story. In this case, Cordasco offered up not just an idea but more importantly, the psychology BEHIND the idea.

 

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Marvel Turns Disney's Theme Parks Into Setting for New Comicbook Adventures [#Transmedia]

Marvel Turns Disney's Theme Parks Into Setting for New Comicbook Adventures [#Transmedia] | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
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Marvel isn't holding back as it investigates each touchpoint to promote its stories. Some partnerships are just 'meant to be'. Thank you again Fiona!

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, October 9, 2013 12:12 AM


Marc Graser:  "Disney is giving its theme park attractions a backstory in comicbook form. Marvel and Walt Disney Imagineering will launch “Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird” as the first of a new comicbook series" ...

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, October 9, 2013 3:37 AM

 It’s conceivable that stories developed through the comicbooks could eventually be adapted into future films or TV series, should they prove popular with readers.

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20 Tools and Apps for Digital Journalists

20 Tools and Apps for Digital Journalists | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
A collection of some of the best storytelling, search and productivity tools and apps for journalists

Via Brock N. Meeks, semmerson
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Journalist are an interesting breed. They've got to be fast and nimble, insightful, curious and oftentimes courageous to ask the 'big questions'. Here are some helpful apps (I've tried most of them) via Shannon Emmerson

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The pursuit of happiness: Transmedia universes from the perspective of the audience

The pursuit of happiness: Transmedia universes from the perspective of the audience | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
From Matteo Stanzani's X-Media Lab keynote, September 27, 2013 - Lausanne, Switzerland WARNING! While reading this post, if you come across a concept or a word that sounds strange, weird or too technical to you, please stop reading and clarify it.

Via Simon Staffans
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thank you Simon!

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, September 30, 2013 12:42 PM

Matteo Stanzani kindly shares his keynote from last week's X Media Lab.

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Ubisoft's beautiful Child of Light confirmed for PC, PS4, Xbox One

Ubisoft's beautiful Child of Light confirmed for PC, PS4, Xbox One | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
Child of Light developer Ubisoft has revealed new details of the project, which is destined for release next year on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U…

Via Jonathan Belisle
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thank you :)

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The Last Hunt

Get The Last Hunt on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
Juliana Loh's insight:

From my friend at the NFB who incidentally did work on my favourite project Bear 71. "The first made-for-tablet story that challenges the conventions of the tablet reading experience"...

 

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Brad Tollefson's curator insight, September 30, 2013 10:19 PM

 

would sure like to more about how this was constructed... anyone?

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Randy Finch's Film

Randy Finch's Film | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
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My friend Randy Finch begins his blog with "The future of online video just got a little clearer" and Jeff Gomez offers a positive and constructive point of view. As a franchise, Marvel is heading in the right direction!!

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Nike, Disney Rule Brand Engagement on Instagram, Tumblr

Nike, Disney Rule Brand Engagement on Instagram, Tumblr | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
Brandchannel - always branding. always on.
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When it comes to social media and really knowing which platforms to target specific audiences, Nike and Disney really demonstrate a talent for building engaging brands

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Transmedia - Questions and Answers Panel - English


Via Simon Staffans
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Tell cultural stories! Tell your OWN stories! Experiment with platforms and work within your budget. It's 'Transmedia' 101

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, October 23, 2013 2:26 PM

The Q&A session from this summer's event in Colombia, with Caitlin Burns, Jeff Gomez et al.

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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens

Via nickcarman
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It all goes back to the same adage: "If you can dream it, you can do it"... but first you must READ about it. And for that, we need libraries

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nickcarman's curator insight, October 15, 2013 9:54 PM

This is not a future trend, but a call to arms, and a kick-arse speech!

Thanks to @dialogCRM for this gem.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 23, 2013 8:46 AM

An interesting article on reading and libraries. Article raises issues on how libraries encourage development reading culture. It also discusses the value of reading.

Christian Murray's curator insight, November 18, 2013 7:08 AM

Imagination is everything - A. Einstein. 360 is  big imagination looking for its  growth spurt!

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Rule #23 | Gamechangers

Rule #23 | Gamechangers | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
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Thanks to Campfire's Mike Monello for posting... the 23 ... not 22 Rules of Storytelling (Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling)

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The 15 Things I've Learned about Transmedia Storytelling

The 15 Things I've Learned about Transmedia Storytelling | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
Ingrid Kopp, the Tribeca Film Institute's Director of Digital Initiatives, recently shared her wisdom garnered over the year's she has spent in the transmedia world in a presentation for the X Media Lab conference in Switzerland.
Juliana Loh's insight:

Words of wisdom from a woman who has inspired new ways of telling stories: Ingrid Kopp

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Inside the company that rules the Halo, Splinter Cell, and Tron universes

Inside the company that rules the Halo, Splinter Cell, and Tron universes | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
Media “bibles” are used as creative springboards, not blueprints.
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Jeff Gomez and the team at Starlight Runner highlight the importance of developing story bibles that span both videogames and narrative mythologies.

"“Style guides are more about creating an artistic vision. (sic) They are living documents designed to inspire creativity and infuse brand essence into every extension of the franchise.” - Steele Fiipek (lead editor & senior writer)

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Katzenberg Offered to Pay $75 million for Three Extra 'Breaking Bad' Episodes

Katzenberg Offered to Pay $75 million for Three Extra 'Breaking Bad' Episodes | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
CANNES -- Jeffrey Katzenberg, the CEO of DreamWorks Animation, told an audience of TV execs at the Mipcom mart in Cannes that six weeks ago he offered to commission three extra episodes -- totaling...
Juliana Loh's insight:

“I share the story with you only to tell you that I have the courage of my convictions in this. I just think that there is a whole new platform for (short form) entertainment … and the higher the quality of the stuff that fills it, the higher people will be paid for the work that they are doing there,” Katzenberg said

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Understanding the Psychology of Queuing [Infographic] - Business 2 Community

Understanding the Psychology of Queuing [Infographic] - Business 2 Community | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
Understanding the Psychology of Queuing via @Adrian Swinscoe http://t.co/5z6SmxMS0h

Via Fred Zimny
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The MOST important infographic you will ever need if you ever have to design for a women's washroom in a nightclub. Jokes aside, Disney has this down to a science! Thank you Fred

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Randy Finch's Film: It’s the Devices, Stupid!

Juliana Loh's insight:

My friend Randy Finch who is currently teaching in Taiwan speaks about indie production and value in the context of evolutionary change. As the Old World model buckles under the strain of its own weight, New World content is finding new ways to assert itself. However, the world still isn't changing fast enough to accomodate new ways of thinking. Finch presents compelling reasons from a historical POV.

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Building Films For the iPad: The National Film Board's New Tablet-Focused Projects

Building Films For the iPad: The National Film Board's New Tablet-Focused Projects | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
The National Film Board of Canada is looking to combine gaming and cinema with a new line of iPad apps.
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What happens when a major film producer decides to create original entertainment for tablets? Canada’s National Film Board (NFB) is experimenting with a series of new tablet-centric projects that merge gaming, journalism, and cinema.

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Jenny Kwan – Member of Parliament (NDP Party) – Representation for Mental Health Advocates | NO GUTS NO STORIES – Juliana Loh

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In June/July 2013 the government made cutbacks in their budget that threatened the existance of Vancouver Coast Health's nationally reknown Art Program (Mental Health initiative). MLS member Jenny Kwan is a strong advocate of human rights and spoke passionately about her stance to represent our most vulnerable members of society and how important it is today to do so as we become more 'digitized'.

 

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