A charming young woman rings your doorbell, says she has locked herself out of her apartment and asks to be let into your home. She is only wearing a towel and your wife is arriving any minute. Do you let the woman in or turn her away?
"They lived." Telling a story in two words is a bold move, but Subaru does it in a compelling 30-second commercial. At first glance, hunks and scraps of metal that once resembled a vehicle make it seem as though whoever was in the car at the time of impact could not have survived.
Ten historians from 10 countries give a brief history of the first world war through a global lens. Using original news reports, interactive maps and rarely seen footage, including extraordinary shots of troops crossing Mesopotamia on camels and Italians fighting high up in the Alps, the half hour film explores the war and its effect from many different perspectives.
There has been no American feature story more honored – or over-praised – than “Snow Fall” by the New York Times. I don’t want the key word in that last sentence – over-praised – to detract from the story’s historic achievement. It won a Pulitzer Prize in 2013 for feature writing; it set a standard for multi-media reporting at a time when we were wondering about the viability of that form of storytelling; and it attracted attention from far and wide, lending encouragement that journalism in the digital age has an exciting future.
Fiona Milburn talks with Ingrid Kopp, director of Digital Initiatives at the Tribeca Film Institute in , about creating interactive narratives. *** Ingrid Kopp is an inspiring figure in the world of interactive storytelling and will be in Auckland next month to lead the 2014 DOC EDGE LAB at .
When an author set out to tell a story in years past, he or she typically did so on paper, a typewriter or by typing at a computer.
But today, storytellers find imaginative ways to share their ideas with interactive and visual elements. On modern mediums like Twitter, Vine, YouTube and other mobile applications, storytellers are crafting tales in ways that would have been unfathomable a decade ago.
Offline, too, authors have begun rethinking the traditional concept of the book in ways both innovative and unorthodox. Might a story be better understood as a set of machine parts? How might destroying a book actually bring its messages to life?
Here are nine ways authors are revolutionizing the way stories are told.
'Hollow' is an interactive documentary that merges cinematic techniques with web-based storytelling to encourage a dialogue about the issues that small-town America faces. The project examines the lives of 30 individuals living in McDowell County, W.Va., an area that is representative of many boom-and-bust areas across the country.
By Buddy Scalera published July 2, 2014 If " content strategy " is one of the most overused and abused phrases in marketing, then "storytelling" can't be far behind. Trendy brands are jostling to tell brand stories and catchphrase-savvy marketers are adding "storytelling" to their LinkedIn profiles at a breakneck pace.
Twin Peaks fans, who've been away from the cult series for a while, can relax knowing they won't be lost when Showtime returns the series to air in 2016. In addition to rewatching old episodes, they'll have some extra reading material at their fingertips, so they can catch up on the lives of the eccentric town folk.
Christophe Peckeu's insight:
Publishing was an integral part of the #TwinPeaks universe. Now returning to books to bridge a story gap.
Languages created for TV shows can have a powerful fascination for fans: just look at Star Trek's Klingon language for proof of that. Game of Thrones' Dothraki language also fits into the trend. Now publisher Random House wants to help fans of the HBO drama to learn the language spoken by its fierce horse-mounted warriors, with a mobile app called Dothraki Companion.
Et si la campagne virale d' X-Men : Apocalypse avait déjà commencé ? Alors que la promotion du DVD/Blu-ray d' X-Men : Days of Future Past bat son plein, la page Facebook de la franchise a relayé deux nouveaux faux sites : M-Underground.com et TandemInitiative.com !
Snapchat, application d'envoi de contenus éphémères de 1 à 10 secondes, fait fureur auprès des jeunes, tandis que CollegeHumor nous défie de tenir devant une vidéo YouTube de 3 minutes sans changer de fenêtre (mission : impossible !).
Which technologies will bring about the next revolution in storytelling? That was one of the main focuses of conversation at Percolate's "Transition" conference in New York City last week. One of the most interesting innovations on display was Interlude, the first video player to master the technology behind seamless interactive video.
HONG KONG - The Tokyo International Film Festival will unveil the premiere of " Pimkin Short Movies" an animated film from Nintendo. The film was produced by Shigeru Miyamoto, as part of a research project for the giant Japanese games company.
The web -- and the social web that followed it -- promised to transform documentary filmmaking: "new media"; "digital"; "web"; "interactive"; and, most ungainly of all, "transmedia" prefixed the word "documentary", but failed to deliver fundamentally new storytelling methods.